In continuation of the minimal poster brief I received as part of my picture, symbol, icon module, we were asked to develop our ideas by mocking up posters using photographs of everyday objects displayed in new and unique ways.
p o w e r .
The first object I chose to photograph was a battery. For such a simple object that cannot be manipulated into another shape, I had to brainstorm to come up with an unusual way to photograph it. I came up with words that I associated with the object and decided that it could be quite effective if I photographed the word ‘power’ with the battery stood upright instead of an ‘o’. I think the simplicity of the poster works really well and gets the point across without need for other imagery.
l e s s i s m o r e .
The next idea I had was a continuation of my previous response to this module brief. I wanted to develop the imagery of my ‘less is more’ poster idea, photographing makeup in place of the maths symbols, in order to get the idea behind it across more effectively. I think this really works, the tones of the packaging really complement each other and tie the poster idea together. I struggled a little with photographing the products as the lighting wasn’t very easy to work with. I ended up having to photograph them separately and then use photoshop to put them together. This resulted in it being very obvious that these are two separate photo’s which means it doesn’t look as good as it could be. Overall as a mock up of a poster, though, I think its simple enough to make the viewer really think about what I’m trying to say.