The other week a friend of mine asked if I could help her with an impending run for school board. She wanted to play off her Mexican heritage, specifically Dia De Los Muertos. Obviously skulls were out of the question for a school board (or any political) run, so we decided to take cues from these little banners that get made. She also wanted to play off a pear flower, since it's for Pearland school board.
Here were some of the designs I came up with for her after studying real Dia De Los Muertos banners.