From all my color iterations of the poster, I thought this one worked the best, because the others were either too centered, too simple or too complicated.
For our tiled A1 poster I played around with the orientation of the poster. I found that the landscape actually fit better for my poster, and complimented it’s structure a lot more. I then started to make small iterations of the landscape poster.
When I choose the best composition, I rescanned the objects at the right resolution for the A1 size, and remade the poster. This is the poster that I then tiled for the Haterade critique:
These are the critiques I got from my classmates, and below them are my responses:
- Change pink tape to green
After discussing the poster with Leland, he gave me a yellow tape that he had in his office that is the same texture as the tape I used. We choose yellow because there was no yellow in the legos, and we thought it would compliment the legos well.
- Remove the McDonald’s text on the tape, no clear connection to poster
I didn’t realize that McDonald’s was distracting, because I knew what it meant. I also didn’t realize that it had the most impact because it was the biggest text on the poster. So I cropped it so that the blue text is still connected with the other blue texts on the poster, but it’s illegible to avoid it being distracting.
- Make the legos brighter
I edited the brightness of the legos so the colors popped out a bit more; so that they could create a better contrast with the background, but not too much that they become overexposed.
- Too dark, needs more contrast with background
I reduced the opacity of my background so that the colored specks could become more brighter, therefore contrast the darker colors on the foreground.
- Keep only one rough line, the other two stay straight
I tried it out, but I think that all three lines going from straight to rough symbolizes a distorted timeline a lot better.
- Change placement of “time machine to my past…”
I placed the text there so that it can be linked to the distorted timeline, if I changed it’s position it would change the meaning.
- Green lego is is upside down.
That was a kind of lego in the box, I didn’t think it was distracting, but after hearing that I went back and changed it so that they all look like the same kind of lego; so the emphasis would be on the legos instead of that particular lego.
- Add depth to legos
I think the shadows around the round parts of the legos is enough depth. Because I want the flatness of the poster to mirror the flatness of the VHS tape medium.
- Make “time machine to my past…” bolder
Leland also suggested that I make it bolder so that it doesn’t fade into the lines, I liked how it was the same line weight, but I do agree that making it bolder works better because it emphasizes the text more.
- Does the tape have to be blue?
It does because it represents the color of the writing on the tape
- Change repetitive colors
I noticed that the two blue tapes merged together, and the weaved effect wasn’t as clear, so by using different strips it made the weaving effect clearer.
- Scale up the important text
I noticed that as well after printing that the “Back to the 90s” was too small, so I scaled it up.