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Exercise: Too much or not enough information – using illustrator

I last posted a comment about this poster nearly a month ago, and I feel like I’m finally nearing it’s completion. I’ve had two sessions with a friend who’s a graphic designer now, and feel like I have some level of competency with Illustrator and Photoshop.

I’ve made fairly substantial changes to the design of the poster. Here’s how it looked before:

Overall photo of poster one

Overall photo of poster one

And this is what the poster looks like now:

Bands in the park poster v.2

Bands in the park poster v.2

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Post critique poster changes…

Following the comments on my critique page I went back to my sketchbook to draw some new poster designs for rationale two.

My focus was on creating a design that had much more flow and movement in it, looked summery, and in which the central information i.e. the title of the event and dates were more of a focal point. I did the designs as pen drawings without colour first to try and get a sense of shapes and text arrangement before thinking about colour scheme’s.

Pen & pencil drawings of new designs

Pen & pencil drawings of new designs

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Exercise: Too much or not enough information – rationale 2, linocut

I started to carve out my design of the saxophone and unfortunately it wasn’t till I’d actually taken the first print that I realised I’d not reversed my design so that it was the way round I wanted it to be. So sadly it’s not the right way round, and I don’t think I’ve really got the time to do it all again.

Saxophone Linocut 1/6

Saxophone Linocut 1/6

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