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November 2, 2010 / margikimball

Illustrating an Event

Lecture Poster (Scorsone/Drueding)

By which I also mean design. Our next project requires the use of collage to create an event poster.

The word collage is derived from the French, coller, meaning to glue. (A verb, interestingly.) The English term was coined by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, who established the form in modern art. We should note, though, that collage has a much longer, more varied history beginning in China around 200 BCE. You can read about that here.

To help rally y’all up, here is some inspiration. Note, by clicking on the image, you’ll be taken to its source.

Slant Cowboy | Charles S. Anderson Design Company

Loss for Words (Viva Dolan Communications)

Moving Violations Exhibition Poster, 1996

Street Sweeper (Steven Kroninger)

Obviously, this is a very diverse group of images. What elements are you drawn to? Which elements are less successful? Keep in mind that the collage component can be subverted by the illustration element. The point is to create a compelling image using this media which, in our case, incites an audience to attend an event.


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