Lets talk socio-political

Assignment: Design an illustrative poster with global, critical, socio-political content that stimulates emotion, provokes dialogue, and rouses an audience to support or engage in an issue or event, cause or mission.
In other words: Take a stand + make other people care too.
Project Goals: Introduction to the visual language of advocacy and engagement. Understand the power of the poster. Continue building your Illustrator skills. Can include text as a visual component but does not have to.

 

Project and FINAL PORTFOLIO DUE: Dec. 9

 

Examples

Nature + Environment + Climate Change

https://www.behance.net/gallery/65674267/Nature-and-Us

https://www.behance.net/gallery/49727873/climatechange

https://www.behance.net/gallery/29321153/Environmental-Issues

Immigration

https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2019/07/teetertotter-wall/

LGBTQ

https://www.behance.net/gallery/27481791/Cover-of-Vegas-7-Magazine

https://www.behance.net/gallery/10773493/Illustrators-in-Support-of-Gay-Rights-in-Russia

Employment Discrimination

https://www.behance.net/gallery/67073863/Employment-Discrimination

https://www.behance.net/gallery/54251241/Women-in-STEM

Patriot Act

https://www.behance.net/gallery/71970027/Patriot-Act-with-Hasan-Minhaj

Politics

https://www.behance.net/gallery/43124843/The-Washington-Post-Obama

https://ideas.ted.com/gallery-posters-that-will-make-you-want-to-go-vote/

https://www.behance.net/gallery/45206549/SELECTION-OF-2016-EDITORIAL-WORKS

Hot misc. topics

https://www.behance.net/gallery/10934645/Political-Posters

https://www.behance.net/gallery/55423201/Supporting-Repro-Rights-When-Youre-a-Person-of-Faith

http://www.designsponge.com/2017/11/combining-art-social-justice-ashley-lukashevsky.html

https://www.behance.net/gallery/49801513/FREE-Aggies-Consent-Workshop

https://www.behance.net/gallery/26549435/The-New-York-Times-Op-Ed

 

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Autism

https://www.behance.net/gallery/76241435/Autism-spectrum-disorder?tracking_source=curated_galleries_list

Updated Schedule

Monday, Nov. 4: Work Day: Perspective Project

Monday, Nov. 11: NO CLASS: Veterans Day

Monday, Nov. 18: Work Day: Perspective Project + Intro Project 4

Monday, Nov. 25: Critique Perspective Project + Intro Project 4

Monday, Dec. 2: Project 4 work day

Monday, Dec. 10: Final Portfolio Day – critique on all projects.

Putting it in Perspective

Cityscape-Illustration

Meatpacking-District-NYC

moon-walker

Minneapolis

Vector-City

Vector-Landscapes

Remko Heemskerk: NYC

Chris Ware

Chris Ware : Lost Buildings series and Building Stories series

 

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Adobe: Perspective tool help

Perspective Tool help

Defining the grid

https://designshack.net/articles/typography/typography-with-perspective-learn-to-wield-illustrators-perspective-grid-tool/

 

Assignment details: Design and illustrate a cityscape using the perspective tool and a unique color scheme. Your cityscape can be fantasy, based on a real place, or a combination of the two. Build a unique world and put as many details in as possible, continuing to build our storytelling skills.

Your cityscape can be anywhere in the world… Where do you want to go??

 

I liked this one for its use of an antique map for reference. Remember my post on digital library collections that are now all available via public domain.

Croatia map

 

 

Movie Posters: Norton

Assignment:

  1. Go to the Norton Movie Poster Exhibit and Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit!
  2. Choose either an old movie or current movie to put into this vintage style.
  3. Create illustrations to illustrate characters, scene, props, etc
  4. Choose type wisely. Play with it, layer it. Remember Visual Hierarchy.
  5. At critique – show both your version, and the vintage poster it was inspired by.

New movie poster references: 

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Shepard Fairey

Invisible CreaturesNASA_1_Up_4

Retrodynamics

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Vintage Movie Poster References:

  1. Saul Bass Archive
  2. Toulouse – Lautrec
  3. Poster Design History
  4. Excellent Examples