Week 28 (part 2) – Applying Philosophy to Design 1

Learning exercise nro2. 

  • Design an A4 poster for a humanitarian cause you feel passionate about. For example, creating awareness and a call for action against human trafficking. You must apply pastiche to your design. Use a style of propaganda used during the Modernism era and create your own, unique design in a contemporary context.
  • Start by creating at least 5 thumbnails for your design. These thumbnails should be handed in with your assignment.
  • Write a rationale or explanation for your poster of at least 350 words. Why it is necessary to create awareness of the humanitarian cause?
  • Give an explanation for your creative execution, mention the use of colour and graphics as well as typography.
  • Give examples of the designs you used as inspiration and why it is applicable to your design.
Hand in your designs as PDF documents. You may use any medium for this. Hand in PDFs of your rationale and thumbnails as well.
My human traffic poster using pastiche and style of propaganda used during Modernism era 
Here’s my thumbnails. I was inspired by the Nigel French LinkdIn videos how to make posters but find very difficult to use a pastiche and style of propaganda used during Modernism era. I went though the propaganda posters made during Modernism and found couple that spoke to me. Then I thought how it could be used for my poster so that it would create a pastiche, humoristic, affect for my cause.
Here is my Propaganda poster for Human traffiking.
Under here is the propaganda poster I reflected to. This poster was used to recruit men to the army in Australia. As in modernism era propaganda posters this one used as well sans serif font in the upper title but had also script in the bottom. The colors from nature, green, browns, orange red all have shade in them.
I used the same idea in my poster but used pastiche in it. It’s meant to make conversation, create feelings and emotions about human traffiking. The women should not step in the line. Be careful who you trust. Do not step in the line, do not go with strangers especially if you are suspicious what they will do to you. Do not sell your soul!
The pastiche is quite clearly seen when you compare the posters. Mine has girls that are posing (on the street or in clubs), standing in line and waiting customers. No or minimum cloths, high heels to attack men.
The colors are kept close to same as they were in the original. The typography has kept similar as well.
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