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Lyrics & Type Poster Reflection

Final Product:

Lyrics & Type Poster June Park Final pdf version

 

Made with Padlet

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.

Thumbnail Sketches:

Affinity Worksheet:

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 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.

 

Creation Process:

 

“The Paper Menagerie” Thesis Statement

In Ken Liu’s short story “The Paper Menagerie”, Jack, the main character, changes and develops his understanding of his identity through the author’s use of characterization, dialogue, and symbolism.

  • POV (point of view)
  • Symbolism
  • Characterization
  • Dialogue
  • Interactions

Faux Leather Challenge: Golf Ball Holder

I enjoy playing golf with my family members on the weekends and I often do so. However, while playing golf, I discovered that carrying golf balls in the pocket of my pants is inconvenient; therefore, I decided to create a faux leather golf ball holder for greater experience in golf.

An ideal model of a golf ball holder

 

A basic template for the golf ball holder:

73_Golf ball pouch_HahnsAtelier_A4 size

Boxers’ Protests Were Too Aggressive

In my opinion, the Boxers deserve a bad reputation due to their horrific and scandalous violence they operated on to the foreigners in China. “Kill the foreign devils! Kill the secondary foreign devils! (Christians). Kill! Kill! Kill!” the Boxers marched uproariously on the 15th day of June. “It was a horde of Boxers going through their rites, burning incense, crying,” Luella Miner, a devout Christian who dwelled in China, described. These testimonies state that the manner the Boxers chose to retaliate against the foreigners was immoral and unethical. The cause for the Boxers’ outrage was instigated by their delusion that having foreign churches constructed in their country was profane and blasphemous. Moreover, the Chinese deemed that Christianity annoyed their gods and rendered the phenomena of drought, which continued for two years. On the other hand, some experts argue that the protests of the Boxers are justified and was a rightful thing to do because their aim was hindering and deterring the Christian missionaries’ goal of Christianizing China and inaugurating trade with western nations. Conversely, I consider that the Boxers overreacted to what the Christians actually did in China. Although it is not acceptable to resume trading opium with foreign countries, their thoughts and actions were exaggerated by misbelieves and delusion about the gods. Besides, there are numerous interesting similarities and differences between China and Britain’s relationship and the relationship with Japan and Korea during the Imperialism in the 20th century. The fact that both Koreans and the Boxers objected to the foreign forces to be exiled from their own country is accurate; however, the ways they utilized to protest were contrasting. The Koreans objected peacefully to render the Japanese forces to leave Korea. Oppositely, the protest of the Boxers to the Christians was perilous and full of violence. Unlike China, which has been negatively influenced by their aggressive actions with unequal treaties, Korea could get rid of the Japanese forces without damaging their society anymore. Thus, the Koreans deserve a positive reputation; however, the Boxers deserve a bad reputation.

Information about Boxer Rebellion 

Information about Opium Wars

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