Thursday, March 10, 2011

Making Art with Impact: Step 4

Designing art posters: Step 4
InDesign documents, with lettering, computer-painting, collage, annotated illustrations
©2011 Charlene Brown

Step 4: Transform the diagram.
Make it bigger or smaller, reverse or invert it by mirroring the image, take something out, combine two diagrams etc. whatever it takes to fit it into the poster.
Add annotations. This will incorporate another one of the contrasts between regular posters and art posters. In a regular poster, illustration labels would be succinct; whereas illustrations in an art poster can be annotated with as many of the pieces accumulated in Step 2 as can be fitted in. I had to steer myself away from putting together a montage, in which all the bits are more or less readable.  What I really wanted was a collage, which I think is more suitable for this concept of introducing relatively random ideas…