To celebrate the release of the much-anticipated Diablo III, I created a banner for each of the game’s five character classes. I used this project to communicate the essence of each character through various geometric line treatments. You can watch an 11 minute time lapse video of me building the Witch Doctor banner here.
The Barbarian’s brute strength is communicated through using primarily 90° angles, while his reliance on armor is conveyed through the cool gray of his banner. The emphasis on diagonal lines is symbolic of the Demon Hunter’s agility and speed. The Wizard’s ornateness and use of magic is shown via organic, curved lines. The Monk, a spiritual, fast fighter, called for a combination of 90° angles, diagonals and curves. Finally, the Witch Doctor’s use of magic is once again communicated via curved lines, although this time they are more rooted in more naturally occurring forms.