Poster Draft

Now that I had decided on the wavelength design idea I decided to try out different ways to present it. Simon suggested showing with the different wavelengths layered on top of each other. I opened illustrator and came up with a quick draft to see what it would look like.

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I quite like the idea, it keeps the representation of the different genres well and looks good but I think the design is a bit too simple so I decided to add colour to the design so it would stand out more and it would be easier to differentiate between the different genres. The colours I chose were all very bright colours which made the different genres definitely stand out more, however the colours clashed with each other and the overall design didn’t look so good so I would have to choose more complimentary colours for the final design.


Poster Draft

Page 6 ScanFurther developing the wavelength idea, I came up with another draft actually showing varying wavelength style designs for each genre. I tried to make each line design try to reflect the genre that it was representing, for instance the wavelength design for rock was very jagged and had a lot of rough shapes to try reflect the style of music, and also the wavelength design for classical music that had long, smooth waves to represent the calmer more melodic type of music.

I really liked the difference in the wavelength designs as they could easily show the difference between the genres. The main changes I would have to make would be to refine the designs to make them a lot more accurate to the genre of music they’re representing and to make them a lot less messy.

Poster Draft

Page 2 ScanI came up with another very basic drawn draft to get an idea of how the sub-genres could split up along the timeline. I liked the idea of having the main 5 genres split into different sub-genres but even after this very rough, basic draft I could clearly see that it could get quite cluttered if I didn’t make space between the 5 main genres to fit the sub-genres splitting off. With all 5 genres it could get very crowded so I decided that the sub-genre idea would not be such a good idea and I should focus on the five different wavelengths for the 5 different genres.

Poster Draft

I came up with a very simple first draft of how I could set out the genres in a timeline style. It would have the different genres placed above each other going from the right hand side to the left like a traditional timeline. The main problem was that the genres hadn’t all been invented at the start of the 20th century, most of them being invented throughout. I placed each genres that I’d chosen; Classical, Electronic, Rock, Hip Hop and Pop in relative positions to roughly when they had been invented during the 20th century to represent where they would be on the poster. The problem that I found was that it wouldn’t look that good if the wavelengths for some of the genres just started half way along the timeline, I would have to have a small line or something leading up to it from the start.

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Development and Realisation Retake – First Workshop

In the first workshop we went over the briefs for the project, which was to create a design poster showing a certain subject using little to no words at all. I decided to choose the one based on music; What type/genre of music is the most popular? I decided to focus on 5 major genres over the course of the 20th century and how their popularity changed over the time period as I thought that this would look good on a poster as I could present it in a creative timeline style.

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I began to brainstorm ideas for the poster and how to represent the 5 genres over the time period. My first idea was to have a different type of sound wave for each different genre reflective of the type of music it is.  To add on to this I thought an icon at the start of the timeline for each genre would make it easier for people to see which wavelength was for each genre instead of solely representing the genre with the wavelength. A further development was to have the genres split off into sub-genres as they became more popular through the years.


Finalising Poster

Finalising my poster, I added all the meteor vector graphics in place of where the meteor impacts happened, and depending on how many were in an area depended on how big I made each vector graphic. I also added some purely for aesthetic with a trail behind them to make the poster in whole a little more interesting.

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I am fairly happy with the design, I think I did a good job with the vector graphics , I think the meteors look good and fit well in the design of the whole poster.

Poster Progress

Creating the vector graphics for my poster took a long time as I had quite a task creating the world map as there are lots of bumps and angles that I needed create using only the pen tool.

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As well as the vector graphic for the map I also needed something to represent where the meteors had impacted that also worked as a way to tell the audience that it was a meteor that had impacted. I created a meteor vector graphic to represent this, which I will duplicate and resize depending on the amount of meteor impacts.

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Poster Drafts

I decided on a very simplified version of the design I wanted for the poster, a map of the globe with different amounts of dots depending on how many meteor impacts there were.

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After adding in some of the dots I could see that they would have to be different sizes and colours to represent how big the meter impacts were and how and how many impacts there were in the different countries.

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Communication Design A2 Poster Project

For this project we have to design an A2 poster on a certain subject to visually communicate its idea and a set of data relating to it. The idea needs to be communicated to the audience with very few to no words on it, purely visually. I like this task as it gets us to try to convey a message without using any words and encourages a very design and artistic based assignment. We were given a few subjects to choose from and I chose the subject ‘How many documented meteor impacts have there been?’ as I had a few good ideas that I could do.

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I went to to find the data I needed for the poster and through that found a world map with recorded meteor impacts that I would use to help design my poster.

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Group Meeting

Today I met up with the rest of my group for a group meeting. In the meeting we brainstormed the different ideas that we could use for our social interactive website and what we could include in these possible different websites. The better ideas that we had were a site that was aimed at students that you could use to compare all the different clubs and pubs around your area and see all the different drink prices and stuff like opening and closing times. We also had an idea for a site that you could find similar songs to songs that you have entered that you like and songs of the same genre as song that you like that are in that genre, so essentially a related / similar songs search engine almost.