Throughout this project, I have enabled myself to explore deeper into how design can be even more effective than how it previously was. My project was basing the idea of how A Short Story can tell so much inside one person, let alone hundreds of thousands.
I got my original idea after looking at inspiration from paper cut outs. The stories that were told using imagery inspired me to want to try and present the same idea but told in a different perspective. The Who Am I? exhibition at the Science Museum influenced me to want to show people the possibilities of what it contains, giving my idea a purpose.
My overall idea was to create a detailed cut out piece to show what goes on inside someone’s head, similar to how the exhibition looks into everyone as an individual. By doing a poster in the format of a paper cut out gave it some form of individuality to the person creating the poster (AKA myself) and gives the advertising of the exhibition a fresh appearance in comparison to the older styles.
I wanted to incorporate a magazine article to further show development for the exhibition advertisement. Choosing New Scientist helped me to link all of my work together, and to explain about the exhibition in a more descriptive way, other than just the advertisement.
I felt my project throughout showed the theme clearly through the poster, article and the mock-ups, showing what goes on inside someone’s head. I was happy with how I continued to push my work further through the feedback of considering those with visual impairments. Considering those with visual impairments, such as colour blindness, had helped me to ensure that my design is accessible to as many people as possible, knowing that the exhibition is a public exhibition for everyone of all ages and abilities to access.
If I was to have more time doing this poster, I would have liked to produce a series to show put up for the advertisement. I would have liked to do multiple people to see what went on inside their head specifically, creating an individual identification for each individual to further show how everyone is different but connected.
Overall, I really enjoyed the project. The most challenging part was ensuring that the cut outs were done correctly and efficiently, however the poster overall executed well, alongside with producing the mock-ups to show how the poster would alternatively look on different banners and templates, but also in the magazine article of New Scientist.