Through out the cause of the exam; I have presented research, artists, original photos, experimentation and final outcomes.
The each was simple because lots of people was talking about SOPA and the threat it causes to our civil liberties.
The artist (Shepard Fairey) I have present has inspired me to perform a similar style of simplistic colour posters. The aim is to make sure my clients at the Anti SOPA League can send their message quickly with imagery that is easy to make out. Personally it was a success as I can tell what is going on.
During the making of the final outcomes I have learnt special combinations that help shape what I vision for my posters, like making sure there is contrasts between opposite subjects e.g. One subject orange, another in blue. Also during the examination, I tested with some pre made public domain pictures for practice purposes. Unfortunately the method was too time consuming I had to resort to the Artist’s (Shepard Fairey’s) method.
After those were done I had to make the final outcomes. Their were many good and bad points in the making of these final outcomes In my opinion my strongest point would probably be the unique style of cut out colors in my final out comes; my weakest point how ever is slight misspellings I had to correct constantly.
Shepard Fairey is the creator and artist of the Obama poster “Hope”. He literally became an “Overnight Success” due to the heat of the Obama election campaign.
Here is his poster.
As you can tell by now he is a Constructivist artist; point out the 4 only colours used to make the whole picture. He was born on February 15th 1970 and to this day he has been making these posters.
Personally I feel well informed about this poster even though it was minimal. He has a picture of Obama which has already been advertised from external sources and it says hope, implying Obama is hope.
(The site does not exist, it was made for design purposes.)
I made some experimental images for constructivism.
Since I plan my SOPA poster to be a Public Service Announcment (PSA). I decided to study the work from a country where PSAs were everywhere! Russia, the birth place of communism.
The artstyle for there PSAs is “Russian Constructivism Posters”
Russian Constructivism has a very sharp and oppressive style. It makes the viewer feel frightened and cautious of authority figures, however in later years since the fall of Russian communism this style has been adopted by political artists to promote political views, like voting for Obama.
As you can see from this above poster, it is inspired by the same style as Russian constructivism. The way it has limited colours is a handy indicator.
It also follows the ideology of minimalism; as you can see and understand an image without too much to look at.
A poster portraying the many arguments of piracy.