Friday, January 25, 2013

Finally Done!

I'm done with the product! I know I haven't been posting much about the process lately, but absolutely everything about the process, decisions made, changes made, everything, is in the sketchbook I have. But so far, the product is like this:

Friday, January 4, 2013

Final Specifications

Since I changed my project, I had to change the specifications

  • My final product will be 3 vintage posters.
  • I will do this using different materials like: acrylic paint, lino, gauges to carve, ink, and brayers.
  • I will create my product by painting and with printing techniques such as lino and stencils.
  • My information will be about the process in creating a poster.
  • I will show my information with pictures.
  • My product aims mostly to girls.

Behind the Scenes

These are a couple of videos we took while taking the pictures, and some of the final pictures (:




Its been quite a while since the last time I last posted something on this blog, mostly because I've been trying to keep a balance between the blog and the actual work notebook I have for sketches and further research.

The most important thing that has happened during this time is that I decided to simplify my project, and instead of making it about "how does advertisement reflect society", it will simply be about "how to make a vintage poster". I decided to do this mainly because it was too complicated to find the social implications, analyzing each poster, and making the connections - and then to have to make the posters... It mostly felt like juggling between two projects - the research and creation, when making the posters was already hard enough; and also I was too keen on starting the posters. My idea for the final product was going to be: using a series of vintage-like images that I will take, transform them into vintage posters using different styles of printing techniques and painting. I am aiming to do at least different posters.

December Goals were:
-review the specifications and simplify them
-revise the main question, aims and goals.
-essay, the introduction
-continue working on the product
-continue researching

So yeah, I'm very behind. Although, I feel very relieved now after simplifying my project because now I feel less confused and lost and have a clearer idea of what to do and what kind of product I want. Before I didn't feel entirely happy with my project, like if it were more of a weight than something engaging and interesting.

Something else that I have done this month was that I finally started on the product! I basically did a photo shoot, and Flo was my model - and my idea is to transform those images into posters (there's more information in the notebook, with the different ideas of positions, makeup, clothes, sketches, comments... everything. It's quite time consuming to pass everything on the blog, and thought it would be fine enough to have it in the notebook only).

So my ideas for January goals would be:
-continue passing images to posters
-work on next design

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Mixing Projects

If I do make the "pin up girl" poster, I wouldn't know what clothes to make my model wear. I had the idea that since many people in the grade are doing their Personal Project on fashion designing, I could ask either of them if my "model" could wear their clothes for my poster. This is only an idea. I thought it could be helpful on one side because I wouldn't have to waste so much time looking for the adequate clothing, and would make things easier. But then again, maybe the clothes the person is making doesn't really reflect the era that I'm trying to reflect with my poster; and maybe by the time they finish the sewing the clothes, it would be past the due date for my poster - since I'm planning on making more than one.

Website - TinAds

I found this website which sells tin ads; they're mostly theatrical posters and about transportation and beverages. This website isn't really helpful for me because it doesn't say who the ads are by and in what year they were made. Either way, its helpful to see different kinds of ads and use them as research for designs and techniques.

These ads are for the movies: (from left to right)
  • "Metropolis", a silent film by the German director Fritz Lang in 1927
  • "The Kid", another silent film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin in 1921
  • "Breakfast at Tiffany's", starring Audrey Hepburn, and directed by Blake Edwards (from 1961)
  • "The Birds", by Alfred Hitchcock in 1963

I'm worried about...

I'm worried that if I do a "pin-up girl" styled poster, I might cross the line of what is "appropriate" and "inappropriate". I say this because these posters can be rather misleading and provocative, although they aren't really made with that intention. If I do make a poster with this style, most definitely the model will be completely dressed and in no provocative position.