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Dancer Poster Series

This project was a bit complicated. We were given a book and had to select a passage from it to design a poster for. Then we had to design a second poster illustrating a set of rules to create the poster. Then we were to give the "Rules Poster" to a partner who used it to create a third poster. I wanted the three posters to look like a cohesive triptych, while still standing as individually strong posters. For this reason I used different photographs and words for each poster and gave my partner the freedom to place the letters where they wished. The passage I choose talks about "a place where time stands still." I wanted to capture the sense of suspension the text describes. I played with many different types of graphics and photographs, both stock and my own, but ultimately settled on a theme of leaping dancers. The way their bodies freeze in midair so perfectly illustrates this idea of a frozen moment. I think the blue gradient map only helps set the tone of suspension.

 

Dancer Poster Series

A series of three posters. The first, a design based on a book passage referencing stillness. The second, defining a system of rules to create the first. The third, the result of another designer following those rules to complete the series.

 
 

This project was a bit complicated. We were given a book and had to select a passage from it to design a poster for. Then we had to design a second poster illustrating a set of rules to add a new poster to add to the series. Then we were to give the "Rules Poster" to a partner who used it to create a third poster. I wanted the three posters to look like a cohesive triptych, while still standing as individually strong pieces. For this reason I used different photographs and words for each poster and gave my partner the freedom to place the letters where they wished. The passage I choose talks about "a place where time stands still." I wanted to capture the sense of suspension the text describes. I played with many different types of graphics and photographs, both stock and my own, but ultimately settled on a theme of leaping dancers. The way their bodies freeze in midair so perfectly illustrates this idea of a frozen moment. The blue tones help shape a feeling of suspension and floating.