Continuing on from my exploration of the relationship between word and image, I’ve been developing minimalist poster ideas relating to well known phrases that out of context, don’t really make sense. I’ve been finding this module difficult as I struggle to not take things too literally. Being a minimalist poster exercise, trying to come up with subtle ways to interpret and display a phrase using objects or simple text proved quite challenging. It’s good to do something a little out of my comfort zone, and its interesting to have to take a different approach than I would normally choose to.
over the top.
The first phrase I selected was ‘over the top’, and I began by mind mapping words and objects I associate with the saying.
four by two.
The next phrase I selected was ‘four by two’ which, when taken literally is common dimensions for a plank of wood. I decided to take a really simple approach for this poster concept, playing on the typical … of tally marks. I think this concept works a lot better than my first one, as the saying is a lot more vague and allowed me to be a bit more free with the objects I could use in association with the phrase.
less is more.
The final phrase I chose to explore was ‘less is more’. This is a saying that I think is aimed at women in terms of beauty a lot. I wanted to address the fact that it’s a personal preference how a anyone chooses to dress or what they choose to put on their face. The simplicity of the poster makes it stand out.