This illustration was created for a contest hosted by, my home town, Orangeville. This design and two others were chosen out of many applicants in the year 2016 for the Utility Box Art Display Program. This program aims to incorporate more locally produced art work throughout the city.
My inspiration for the Utility Box Art Display Program started with my admiration of the beautiful architecture in Orangeville. The architecture throughout Orangeville represents the town’s historical heritage and the unique architectural forms found across town are distinct features that are the prime identifiers of Orangeville. I decided to replicate iconic buildings throughout the town through the medium of digital art, because graphic design is my area of study. Deciding which building to replicate was a more in depth process, taking into consideration the more prominent and unique architectural forms as well as what each building represents, I decided on four distinct buildings. These buildings include: the Court House, the Westminster United Church, Town Hall and the Public Library. The buildings each represent important symbolic pillars of support in any community. The court house represents the government and the justice system of the community. The church represents faith and religion. Town hall represents, again, the government but also art and entertainment of the community. Finally, the library represents education and knowledge. All of these concepts are crucial components of the foundation of any community. These buildings are also the more unique architectural buildings of the town. I also added the founder’s statue of Orange Lawrence as well as the clock towers, because these are important features of the town’s historical heritage and of the main roadway – Broadway.