The Winning Designs
Cupertino Safe Routes to School recently partnered with talented high school students to design new street light banners for the City of Cupertino. These new banners are intended to encourage and promote alternative transportation use throughout the City. Banners will be placed on street lights along De Anza Blvd, Stevens Creek Blvd, Stelling Rd, and Torre Ave.
Here are the winning designs and each artist’s description of their design.
Indira Abhyanker (Getting to School Safely) - My design has a ribbon banner that symbolizes a road. The yellow dashed lines, that are usually in the middle
of a road, connect the house (at the bottom) and the school (on top) to show a “route” to school. My artwork aligns with the theme of
active and sustainable transportation
becausealong the path, there are kids
walking, biking, and scootering, which
are all healthy and environmentally-friendly ways to get to school. I hope my banner will
inspire our community to make a cleaner, safer Cupertino.
Fiona Luo (Clear Skies and Safe Rides) - “Clear Skies, Safe Rides” reflects
the joy of walking and biking, both of which are sustainable forms of transportation. The banner depicts a biking girl and a walking
boy moving over a sunny sky with clouds.
The figures are illustrated using bright colors such as red and white in order to capture
the viewer’s focus and make the figures more identifiable. In addition, the green background not only sets a positive tone for the banner but also represents the environmental benefits of walking and
biking. Most importantly, the banner’s vivid colors, concise figures, and large text make
it understandable for drivers to see while moving quickly.
Claudia Kok, Abigail Ho (Riding for my Planet) - “Riding for my Planet” depicts the environmental benefits of biking. Less pollution every day will allow us to happily coexist with the planets, plants, and
animals- even creatures such as the two-legged fish!
Kathy Lou (The Bliss of Biking) - As cities have the economic responsibility to promote alternative modes of pollution-free transport such as biking, my design highlights the joy of biking. I hope that all residents, of all ages, in the City of Cupertino will be able to understand and recognize the enjoyment that biking brings to the table. Through my design, I utilized a variety of vibrant and smooth color themes in order to catch the attention of pedestrians and residents that pass by, in the hope that they will feel inspired to get on a bike instead of resorting to driving. The vibrant colors also represent happiness, as my design conveys that through alternative modes of pollution-free transport, it would ultimately beneﬁt the environment, establishing a happy and joyful mood.
Cupertino Safe Routes to School is looking for talented high school students to showcase their artistic abilities and design new street light banners for the City of Cupertino. These banners will encourage and promote alternative transportation use throughout the City. The designs that are chosen will be placed on street light banners for our entire community to appreciate. The locations of the banners will be street lights along De Anza Blvd, Stevens Creek Blvd, and Stelling Rd. This is an opportunity to be involved with a community focused effort to bring art to public spaces.
Please fill out the contest application and submit your completed application in the dropbox below.
Contest ends on Friday, May 24.