For this week, I chose to use two posters that I made for my typography class. The assignment consisted of the following:
- Creating a name for a political party, which I came up with the name the persuaders party. I decided on this name because I want my party to persuade people that my political party is the best one out there and to vote for my party. Also, I had to create a tag line that goes along with the logo as well. I chose the tag line “Want change? Start Now!”. It indicates that the only way to change something is to get motivated and make the changes. Do not wait or procrastinate or the changes will never get done.
- Then I had to design a logo for the political party. I wanted something that looked warrior-like/ viking-like. This is why I chose to design the cross- like logo. I did not want to make the logo too religious so that is why it is shorter and has spaces between the two lines that make up the logo.
- Then I had to come up with some platforms that my party represented and believed in. I chose the platforms education and animal rights.
- Finally, I had to create a poster that visually displayed my platforms which are education and animal rights.
First, I would like to discuss my logic and meaning behind the education poster. I chose education as a platform because I think it is very important that everyone gets an education. I feel like if you do not have an education it is hard to move up in the world and succeed. So my concept is related to the Pink Floyd song titled “Another Brick in the Wall”. Several people know and heard of the notorious band, Pink Floyd. I wanted to create a poster pertaining to that song, since in the lyrics they state “We don’t need no education”. I wanted to testify against the song and let Pink Floyd know that we DO need an education. So that is how the concept of the poster came about. I wanted the poster to look worn out and hand done, similar to a sign that a homeless person would hold up on a street corner. I wanted the poster to look like this because I feel like people without an education can not afford it and are struggling with their finances. I purposely wrote “wrong” the incorrect way to show that the person who made this sign would be uneducated. I made the words “Pink Floyd” pink to add more colors to the poster. I wanted to grab the attention of the my audience. When all the text was black, it was not as appealing and it did not stand out as much that is why I chose to use the hot pink color. A poster issuppose to grab people’s attention and I feel like I was very successful in doing this.
In addition, I created another poster as well for my political poster. This poster relates to animal rights. I got my concept from prairie dogs. In Colorado, they encourage people to shoot prairie dogs because the prairie dog population is too high. I feel like this act is unjust and not fair to the prairie dogs. There are a lot of humans as well but we are not encouraged to kill humans. I feel like animals should have the same rights as humans, especially since there were here first and we invaded their land. For this poster, I wrote the word “stop”. I want to tell people to stop killing off the prairie dog population. For the “O” in the word “Stop” I designed it as a cross hair. I wanted to show it as if someone is aiming a gun at the prairie dog. I chose the text to be orange because it was the easiest color to read and stick out. Also, orange works well with the photograph and is a more natural color. The photograph has as an earth tone color palette and orange works well with the color palette. Lastly, I this photograph was taken by myself. Photography is another artistic strength of mine. Overall, I think I did a great job coming up with a concept for this poster. Also, I feel like I did an excellent job grabbing the audience’s attention and made something that was interesting to view. Both posters show a strong design, concept, and grab the audience’s attention which is the purpose of a poster.