I have now finished the designs for my book pages, and have begun to insert the text which is now back from my supervisor. Recently, due to having a substantial amount of work in my other college lessons, and these taking priority at present, I have been working less on my extended project than earlier in the college year. Thankfully this section of the project is quite straight forward and simple to undertake.

I plan to finish all the content for my book within the next couple of weeks, then look into getting my book produced in a professional way- one of the goals I set at the beginning of this project- most probably through an internet site, or perhaps a printing company, depending o their prices.



Complete! All my posters are now complete! As well as the initial six, my supervisor suggested that I develop a final poster to illustrate the modern day style of photography and digital effects. (Blogger is not happy uploading right now, so I will post all my designs later)

In all I am very pleased with my posters. The only issue I have is that I created all of them almost entirely in photoshop- a digital package- despite praising traditional design. I did have my reasons however; avoids issues with quality, allows me to edit and change easily, I am more able to use these files for the final book, and I can have backups. Perhaps my project proves that classic styles of poster art can be developed today with contemporary mediums, and thus these styles do not have to be a thing of the past, and may rise again.


(Note: These are copied and pasted over from a word document Blog, as Blogger has been inaccessible recently, and hence are back dated)

Today I have begun to develop the final pages for my book. With all my posters and research complete I just need to condense everything down into a suitable book format, retaining the importance of design throughout. I had decided on a layout in my mind right at the start of the project, and in truth this has stayed much the same. I wanted the informative pages about each decade to be the least dynamic, featuring simply around 300 words of information, and 20 or so posters, in a simple format, of which colour and text position varies page to page. The artist profiles I envisaged quite similar, featuring a little more attention to design, perhaps an interesting layout for their name, or something to distinguish from the decade pages- but these I will develop later. Finally my posters. I want to include some information on how my responses link to their artists and hence decided on a page next to each which houses this information. I think these should include a notable icon of the artists work portrayed in some interesting way, however I shall play about with these when I come to it, for now the decade pages are my priority.

My supervisor has been very kind in proof reading the proposed content for my book, and now with a few changes, it is a logical, clear, and interesting amount, easy to copy over to the pages I have been developing, as mentioned above.


Its been a while...

I haven't posted on here for such a long time initially due to internet problems getting me out of sync, then christmas only adding to this, but at least I have done a substantial amount of work since last.

I continued to progress in creating posters of my own; finishing responses to the Cuban designer Reborio, and the soviet Stenberg Brothers, as well as an illustrated poster in response to Bob Peak, and a photoshop response to Saul Bass. Two more posters are currently under development also: a Bill Gold (more specifically 'Barry Lyndon' (1971)) inspired piece, and a hand drawn response to Reynold Brown.

I have recently condensed my research to create the content for my book. I tried to include general information about the film industry, a little about design and social issues, and finish with a summary of poster art in the era. This text is currently being proof read by my supervisor.


Reborio: The Complete Response

The first artist I chose to respond to was Cuban revolutionist designer; Reborio, and here is the final outcome of my experimentations, inspired by his work.

My main influence came from his poster for Moby Dick (1967), in which a focal image for the film- a whales tale- is placed infront of a psychedellic sunburst background, and filled with text. You can see the similarities in my work as I placed a focal image for my film concept- the gun- in the center of the composition, infront of a bright, sunburst background. I used a simple black outline and white fill to create the gun image, then filled it with colourful type, which is manipulated in size and angle to enhance the psychedellia. Looking through some of Reborio's other works I took elements from them to apply to my own. I used stripes in the background, a green border, and a pop art colour scheme.


Reynold Brown Response: Initial Design

The majority of Brown's posters feature extravagent, 'Come and see!' advertisments, with compostitions using star power, and sex, to sell the films. For this reason I aimed to create a simple composition which could be illustrated in a realist way, with 'wow' taglines. I have used the same images throughout my initial designs, but when developing them further will use appropriate stars to the era, and hopefull take some of my own images.

Reborio response: Initial design

In photoshop once again I have created a rough idea of how I will respond to one of my artists. Reborio, a Cuban revolutionary artist, has a fantastic style that i am looking forward to recreating in my own poster. I tried to incorporate elements of pop art, as Reborio did, by using bright, psychedellic colours. I wanted the piece to idolise the gun and hence have it surounded by a sun ray effect. I translated 'Bully' into spanish to enhance the Cuban origin, and found an appropriate font, though I think I may draw this myself to create a more psychedelic atmosphere.