BK Postcard // Expand Your Horizon
In Japan, you often see the red gate "Torii". It is a form of a spiritual gateway to the world that exists beyond it. When our family travels through Japan, Frido and I often find ourselves contemplating a big life question either nearby Torii or looking at one in a far distance. Emil's original painting of "Expand Your Horizon" brings the vivid sensation of cultivating the vision that might not be visible yet to our eyes.
Here is what Emil shares about his design process,
"I was inspired by vintage lithograph travel posters made by printing colors separately in layers. Following this idea, I painted separate gouache layers in black and white, which I colored and layered on digitally. This method allowed me to create a variety of textures to complement the mood of each piece. The imperfect layered edges also added a feeling of vibration to the imagery.
The Travel Within series was focused on introspection, so I aimed for each piece to portray more a sense of energy rather than a specific location. Each scene is surreal, yet welcoming and familiar, like a forgotten dream brought to life."
The postcard is printed on watercolor paper that writes beautifully with various pens, including your favorite fountain pens.
"Expand Your Horizon" is a part of the Travel Within conceptual series we took upon during the 2nd half of 2020 as we were asked to stay closer to home, resulting in us getting to know more of the authentic self. The original artwork was created by Emil in collaboration with Frido.
Designed By: Baum-kuchen
Made In: California