Marian Bantjes Created a Poster for AGI Using Sand and Dirt from Her Travels

By: Cadhla Gray - Sep 2, 2015
References: bantjes & fastcodesign
Many people collect things on their travels -- magnets, shells, sometimes even sand -- but not so many people create something productive with their collection like Canadian artist Marian Bantjes. Bantjes used the sand and dirt that she's taken from places like Thailand, South Africa and Argentina to create a unique poster for the Alliance Graphique International (AGI).

She designed the poster by first outlining the words in pencil and then painstakingly pouring different sands onto the paper to intricately fill in the designs. Some finer sands were able to be poured from spouts, while other more grainy dirt had to be pushed around with a paintbrush.

Nicknamed the "Michelangelo of custom lettering," Marian Bantjes is extremely talented at intricately detailed designs. This piece inspires artists and amateurs alike to create stunning artwork using the simplest of materials.