Roland Garros is worldwide known. Ever since I was a kid, I have been deeply passionate about Tennis. During the first year I have spent as a design student, I had the opportunity to express what vision I had about the Grand Chelem by creating a poster for the 85th edition of this tennis tournament.
Who was Eugene Roland Garros?
« Eugène Adrien Roland Georges Garros (6 October 1888 – 5 October 1918) was an early French aviator and a fighter pilot during World War I. By 1913 he had switched to flying the faster Morane-Saulnier monoplanes, and gained fame for making the first non-stop flight across the Mediterranean Sea from Fréjus in the south of France to Bizerte in Tunisiain a Morane-Saulnier G.
A tennis centre, which he attended religiously when he was studying in Paris, was named after him in the 1920s, the Stade de Roland Garros. The stadium accommodates the French Open, one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. Consequently, the tournament is officially called Les internationaux de France de Roland-Garros » via Wikipedia
For the 85th edition of the tournament, I wanted to pay tribute to Eugène Roland Garros by creating this poster. The poster I have created is caracterized by its simple forms, and both colors I have used are reminders of tennis courts. My creation also reminds its viewers that Eugène Roland Garros was the first man to fly across the Mediterranean sea.