Forest Friends
I wanted to capture a world of friendship, a place of joy, for these beautiful creatures.


The Quetzal and the jaguar, are two animals that enrich the fauna of Guatemala in Central America, the quetzal is "The National Bird" in the country. The national currency also bears his name. It was a mystical Mayan culture emblematic bird, as well as also was the jaguar, currently one of the pyramids is called "The Great Jaguar" Temple depicted in the illustration.

By way of illustration I wanted to represent a different environment now living, one where their lives are not in danger, where there are hidden, and where they can be friendly and happy. Through illustration style with which they look "young" I wanted to show the innocence and purity of their nature.

Which animal(s) did you choose as a visual and why?

The quetzal and the Jaguar. These are two of the most beautiful and mystical animals in my country, Guatemala animals. But both are in danger of extinction.

What culture or region does the animal stand for?

Mayan culture, Mesoamerica.

What story does your design tell?

Sharing a friendly habitat, the development of friendship despite differences.

What style did you choose for your design and why?

Vector clean style, to make it look friendly and child. To represent the innocence of these beautiful creatures.

Please make sure you have filled out your country of origin in your profile! It’s important that the regional Victorinox team understands the cultural background of your design.

My Country is Guatemala, the land of the quetzal and Jaguar.

Have you used any third-party material? Even if you’ve modified or combined it, please know that in this project no stock material is accepted. See “Guidelines, regulations & comments” (in the brief)

No, illustration and composition I created myself.

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I am an art director a little veteran who loves when he has time to participate in these projects.

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