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The poster is dead — take 3 or 4?

February 11, 2011

Edvin suggested swapping the main type and the background type. It looks a bit worse but works better with my thesis and the small text in the background — well, I’m not sure if it’s poignant to read, but it was poignant to write: it’s just variations on: “the poster is dead, long live the poster”, written again and again like a madman….

Incidentally, that works a bit better with the competition brief: it should be about text and reading text. Incidentally as well, this swap avoids the problem of what code to feature, which was a serious issue. I’m actually a bit surprised I didn’t think of it myself!

Here is a pdf in case you want to read what a crazy designer might write a la The Shining.

Another version, with the background text in Franklin Gothic. A little bolder. Can’t decide!

So torn between these two! But quite happy to have two nice working versions to return to after the weekend!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Manuel permalink
    February 12, 2011 7:47 pm

    I really like where this ended up. The version in the PDF is the one I favor. It’s good you dropped the LUST content and made it more your own. I think injecting the typographic conventions of markup code with the the repetitive text with slight variations was smart. I feel like this is done.

  2. Betsy permalink*
    February 12, 2011 9:31 pm

    I totally agree — I really love it now! Also, I like the gentle hint to move on! Don’t worry, point taken.

  3. mimiosity permalink
    February 12, 2011 9:56 pm

    Thank you for sharing your process! I liked the poster before too, but the final hits home for me. And I’m a sucker for the code you added. love it.

    MFA show posters look great too!

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