Personally, the P9. AEGEAN poster and the Neubad 6, Oktober 2021 poster were the most inspiring designs for me. The reason is that they effectively guided me on how to arrange the letters and illustrations in a poster to be more unique and creative.
For my poster, the songs that I considered were “Let’s run away” by SWJA and “Depressing Letter” by Jaeha Yoo. However, most of them were highly depressing and profound. Also, those songs shared a sense of culture that only Koreans could comprehend. Thus, I decided to utilize a song called “산다는건 다 그런게 아니겠니 (Isn’t that what life is all about?)” by a band group 여행스케치 (TravelSketch). The lyrics in that song really moved me and implanted me with hope for the future.
Top 3 drafts:
One of the several pieces of feedback that I received from my peers was that the letters were too compressed in one location. Therefore, I have altered the poster’s layout to be 2:1 ratio and reduced the size of the glasses illustration so that the wording could be more concentrated when viewers saw my work. Furthermore, I received feedback from my peer, Chris, that a poster with only letters is monotonous. Hence, I decided to add an illustration to the design; and, the reason I chose my glasses for the picture was that glasses really represented my characteristics and portraited the mood of the lyrics.
The meaning of the song lyrics in the poster is this: “Isn’t that what living is like? We can’t live the way we want to, but the fact that there is an unknown future is a throbbing thing although it is kind of fearful.” The mood of the song is mostly hopeful but also practical at the same time. Thus, I intended my poster to give out the feeling of that mood. I added bright colors in hopeful words and added dark colors in adverse words. My poster successfully communicates the style of the song “Isn’t that what life is all about?” by having a general greyish tone by the combination of black & white and by the inclusion of diverse hues. I maintained the x-height and the baseline of the letterings to be uniform in order to express the neatness of the design. Additionally, I have polished the background of the poster to show the texture of the paper. Consequently, I emphasized the design element of type and texture as well as tone and color in the creation of the product. These elements render the overall design to effectively convey the mood of the song.