Carolina Martínez / aka Chabaski
I realized the problems on the list could be separated in two: earth & humans, which is really obvious.
So the flag was planned to represent these two things. The first one was represented in a really easy way, with plants as the only elements on the canvas, catching the viewer's attention. And then, human diversity is represented by the different colours, shapes and textures of the plants, this because I know that some people still don’t realize how amazing it is that we are all different.
Mexico City, Mexico
Interview with Carolina
Postfossil: Hi! What is your name and where are you from?
Hi! My name is Carolina and I’m from Mexico City.
Postfossil: How do you work?
I’m an illustrator / animator and most of my work is done digitally, but still enjoy all the process behind the final product.
Postfossil: What inspires you?
People. I enjoy seeing what they’re working on, creating, telling.
Postfossil: What are you up to right now?
Right now I’m working with a studio called Sociedad Fantasma, and doing some personal projects, trying different illustration styles, figuring things out.
Postfossil: How did you start the design process of the flag?
I kind of have a “process”: writing all the ideas/key words on paper, visual research, creating a moodboard for what I’d like the flag to look like, and then just play with the ideas until I find “the one”
Postfossil: What do you want to express with your design of the flag?
I wanted people to see one thing: n a t u r e. Because I think there should be a balance between Earth necessities and our own, but sadly Earth can exist without us, but we can’t exist without her.
Postfossil: What is your wish for the future of the planet?
Exactly that: a future.
I think humans are amazing but it worries me what we’re doing with our planet, our priorities and our decisions. So, I wish for a society that can resolve its own problems and necessities, that can figure it out how to co-exist with it self and other species, and that can use their resources to take care or the planet we call home.