The first part of this week’s assignment was to create three different compositions with a given set of text and photos. Below are my three compositions. Each is focuses on different elements of the given information. I think that the first composition is my favorite, it is easiest for my eye to follow and feels less crowded than the other two. The last one is close but I think that the white title at the top of the photo throws me off a bit.
For my Winter Show postcard design I wanted to try and focus on the human aspect of ITP. It is difficult to focus on that without acknowledging the technology portion as well. So I began thinking about how they interact and what elements I have seen, since being a student in the program, incorporate both. My first thought went to ITP student Sofia Luisa’s emoji mirror project seen here. When thinking about how to incorporate the idea of showing the people taking selfies with the mirror, Jenny Lin, recommended that I. do a top down view of the selfies in that I show the same photo zoomed in over the course of a few photos until it highlights that the photo was made of emojis. As for the rest of the postcard, I wanted it to be simple and unclustered.
A photo of the postcard is below:
In all honesty I don’t think that the poster was actualized in a way I am happy with but I think that the concept is one that could be played with and improved upon. Part of my frustration with the postcard comes from the worry that the bleed from printers will make the small emoji symbols illegible and make the entire piece lose its overall context.