Car Wash Poster

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This the poster I created yesterday for a car wash my Film Production class are holding in order to raise funds. We will print them as flyers (and be those annoying people) to put on cars, and also as posters to put around the campus. I chose greyscale as we will be printing these in large numbers, and being a student and all, it is a wiser choice considering printing costs.

The hands and the ‘Prime Quality Seal’ badge are from retrovectors.com. They are brilliant when in need of inspiration!

Bake Sale Poster

PrintThis is a poster for a bake sale that my film class will be holding. We have to raise as much funds to support the production of our short film. It will be going into pre-production very soon, as filming is set to take place mid February. I will keep you updated on how our progress goes!

We will also be holding a car wash, and I am hoping to create and sell christmas cards etc to also help raise money, so no doubt there will be posters for those being made very soon.

New York City Ballet

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This week in Graphic design we learnt about the popularity of the red, black and white colour combination in Graphic Design, and why it is so effective. Our task was to create posters for the New York City Ballet using these colours, photographs only, and no illustration.

 

I do not own the rights to these images.

 

Summer Ball Poster design II


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This is another poster design that I have been playing around with. Like the first it is entirely type focused, but for a poster that has to get so much information across I didn’t want it to look cluttered. That said, I will definitely be trying out some designs with more illustration/photography.

I’m hoping to create a catalogue of different posters for the same event in order to appeal to as many people as possible and to raise a lot of interest. Once 2014 comes around, when and if there is a theme established I will design more posters accordingly.

NOTE: This event has not yet been organised and the date, venue and social media are entirely for the purpose of this design.

Constructivism

My Deftones gig poster using the Constructivism style

My Deftones gig poster using the Constructivism style

This week in Graphic Design class, we learnt about the art movement, Constructivism. Many people consider it to be directly linked to Russian propaganda posters, but this was not Alexander Rodchenko’s intention when he was first creating his artwork in this style. Using constructivism in propaganda posters was actually used after, mainly because the geometric shapes, use of red, white or cream, and black, suited the messages they wanted to send out so well.

Our task for the lesson was to create an event poster in the constructivism style, and use the same colours. This was mine, and I chose to do a gig poster for one of my favourite bands, Deftones. This is not a real date for a gig, I entirely made this up for my task, and I used Adobe Illustrator.

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Keep Calm And Carry On

This afternoon started with an introduction on the history of the ‘Keep Calm And Carry On’ design. I personally really like it when I first saw it, but as time has gone on, it has become more popular and is absolutely everywhere and everyone has created their own version. It has been a good year for Britain, first with the Diamond Jubilee and then the 2012 London Olympics, and over summer it had become fashion to have patriotic memorabilia, and accessories. ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ is a typically British design, and the slogan itself describes the majority of our nations outlook, we are a naturally reserved nation. Well compared to some other countries in the world, for example the U.S.

I was completely and utterly shocked to then find out that this poster design was in fact a propaganda poster designed to keep up morale and the nations spirits incase the German’s won World War II. ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’. When saying it with this in mind, it makes perfect sense. But what was upsetting to hear was the fact there is NO copyright. This is why so many people have created their own versions and used similar slogans like ‘Keep Calm and Eat A Cupcake’ etc. What’s worse is that the designer, who most likely long passed away, hasn’t earned a penny from this famous design. There is no record of who the designer was. There were also other propaganda posters of the same style to be used in the same way. These slogans were ‘Freedom Is In Peril, Defend It With All Our Might’ and ‘Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution’. Another interesting fact, is the font used in the original posters were created by the same designer specifically for the posters. The majority of the modern posters are in fact in Gil Sans because it is the nearest font.