Haiti Poster - DIM2
I was inspired by those photos taken to describe what things are after the earthquake truck Haiti. buldings fallen and collapsed. people died in every sort of ways. broken houses and people are everywhere. It feels like a dying person. Watching those pictures and knowing what happend to people in Haiti is as horror and terrible as watching how an ECG of a person going slowly to become a flat line.
That was pretty much the idea of it.3 years ago
The deadline for the poster assignment has been extended by one class. The new deadline dates are listed below.
Group 1: Monday 5th April
Group 2: Tuesday 6th April
I need your claim that this is not an April Fool trick. :s3 years ago
very clever use of either the shape or the meaning of different objects to shape the letters. even this :D or V for Vendetta, which is a quite good film starring Natalie Portman. some with solid color, some with neutral, mixed. this is great work!3 years ago
This was my final assignment for DIM1. Flash about Russian Constructivism.
It is mostly black, white and red. But as the original one has more than those 3 colors, such as the creamy yellowish or the cobalt blue.
“There are reasons for what I choose the image from the book. ‘Jan Tschichold: Posters of the Avant Garde’
Fist, the structure and the organization of the shapes are very interesting. At first it may seem dull because the only shapes used is rectangles. There are no round or curves in the posters regardless of the natural curves in the G,U and other letters. But the way that the shapes are built and put in a certain position has its own powerful and interesting aspect. The most interesting and inspiring part is the idea that a circle can turn into a rectangle or a square by straight-lined cuts. However, a rectangle or a square can never be a circle no matter how many cuts there are (unless the cuts are in curving lines). Therefore the idea of making something not circular by circles and circular movements captured me.
Second, the colours are different. Rather than just solid red, black and white, the antique-like colours are fascinating. However, the intense and strong spirit still be held in the strong red labeling the Letters. ” - some quoted from my Project Statement.3 years ago
This is a poster I made for the environment club to get people know about the speech about Earth Hour.
I was inspired by a piece of work in the book Masters of Posters (you can find this in the Beanland Libary).3 years ago
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Dry brush speed portrait drawing. Thought you would enjoy it.3 years ago
I spilt the water colour all over the black paper from different heights to create different feathers and shapes. First on one paper, then two but overlay them together.
Then I split them apart. Finally added the red.
The simple blank simply lays between all the white messy marks on the black paper separated by 2 borders of the papers . Kinda wanted to be apart from all the messy things around but actually can not. It is restless. Like you are doing nothing, you are blank, but things around are still messy and you are surrounded.
On the opposite, the red colour divines the straight part. The position of the jar laying over it is restful. It is relaxing. The difference between the colours draw our attention to the red, the jar. Meaning we skip the messy white dots. It’s like when you can shake all the BS things off your skin as easily as you do with soap. Relaxing and restful.3 years ago
I spent the whole morning going through all the pages, looking at hundreds of photos, some of them were really good and I was like “hmmm okayyy” or “oh okayy” but when I saw this I was like “aaghh wat da hell?!!?!”, mainly the reason why I choose to make a review on this - it creates a strong emotion/impression on the observer.
You are looking at the project call “Alphabet” by Arjan Benning. You can have a look at the rest of his work here.
Each letter in the alphabet was shaped by positioning the clothespins on a human skin. You can tell that different positions on a human body was used to pinned and shaped the letter, 2 of them were on the neck, 1 on the armpit and i’m still trying to work out the rest. It is the different skin textures, colours that emphasise the particular shape of a letter. The lighting helps creating the depth and an open dimension for the letters so that they look real and stand out comparing to other details may have on the skin.
This is also what we call ’ to sacrifice for art’. But I think the fact that people acknowledge how painful to pin your skin in a period long enough to take photos of them is another factor that makes these images so impressive. These photos don’t have colours, particular shapes to talk about. It is plainly the ideas that were made to become real. And such a bold idea and real images that make observers impressed. In fact, I think thanks to the reality of the moles, the hair, the spots on the skin that are revealed so clear that makes the impression even stronger. That could be the reason why Arjan wasn’t making his art on flawless, youthful and clear skin but either on old, wrinkle, even bruised skin or a babylike, white and flawless skin (like with the ‘I’). The rawer it is, the better effect it shows.
If it just simply a set of photos, it is creative and bold and interesting. If it is turned into a set of panels advertising for things, anything, it would be a success of capturing people attention. You can not just walk by a huge size panel with the images of human skin being twisted, reshaped and pinned down without stopping there, staring at the images, jaw-dropping and thinking “omg wth?”. And as it causes such a strong impression at at sight, it’ll stay in your mind one way or another, you’ll remember it, and that’s what the advertisers would want to when they make an advertisement.
That’s pretty much what I can say about how I feel looking at Arjan Benning project. Share more of your ideas in the comments. Thanks!3 years ago