For this assignment we had to design a black & white self-portrait poster with a B&W photo taken in a photo booth. For type we were only suppose to use our initials OR your first name OR last name. The type had to be found and photocopied. I thought that this assignment was interesting and really made me think outside of the box and I had a lot of fun with it. I started by taking photos and going to the bookstore to find type. I found this grunge type that I really liked.
This was the first week of school and I was feeling overwhelmed and my brain was all over the place but I was really excited and was having fun. I wanted to create a fun, exciting energetic poster. I was in love with the type so I wanted to make the poster primarily with the beautiful grunge text.
For the next round and with suggestions of my classmates I decided to change the photo while keeping the energy of the type. I was hesitant on putting my face even though I took a ton photos because I didn’t feel very comfortable but I realized by using the darken silhouutte it didn’t give the piece the fun energy I had hope to convey.
For the second round I made the poster much more chaotic and free but I was still not quite happy with the photo as it seemed too literal. So I made some more changes.
The above was the final piece in which I was very happy with. It feels much more like me. It’s fun & expressive and I love the energy of the letters breaking away and becoming free. Like me.