I started my selfie poster by going to a local bar I know that has one of the selfie booths and I took a series of photos that I thought would allow my personality to come through a little bit. I wasn’t exactly sure what to do with my selfie poster so I started by cutting out the individual boxes of the selfies I had taken and then I proceeded to try and cut out some of the faces into silhouettes. I found myself playing around and creating this sort of pyramid shape and I thought that for the letters A and G, that I would have them sort of trickling down the side of the pyramid. The first submission of my selfie poster is listed below:
I got some great initial comments on the poster and I did like how it had started to look but then I realized that yes I had the wrong orientation for that poster. I then did some research into Russian Contructivism and tried to use some of that to influence the second submission of my selfie poster. I have included some of those sketches below as well as the second submission. As you can see, I created three different triangles instead of one and also like the left over black space from cutting out the silhouettes and I decided to incorporate that as well.
I liked this version a lot more than the first version of the selfie poster that I had submitted. We did discuss though that I needed to go ahead and to something more with the top. There needed to be a bigger difference in sizes and perhaps contrast as well. So I went back to photocopying and trying out different sizes for the silhouettes in particular. I really liked the bottom half, it was just the top that I was trying to fix. I have included some other sketches and research as well as the last submitted selfie poster.
II really liked the final version of the poster. When looking back at the first edition, it really did take a different turn and made great progress. I like how the top triangle looks like it is pushing down into the bottom of the poster. I like the contrast between the three different sections and how different they all are. I had a lot of fun with the poster and I hope that shows!