The first assignment in our Process and Skills class was to design an 18×24″, black and white self-portrait poster. We were required to include self-portrait photo booth photos and found type of our initials only. In addition, we could only use a photocopier to reproduce and/or resize these elements.
My elements included:
—Self-portrait photo booth photos from Urban Outfitters
—Subway tile type from the G train’s Greenpoint stop
—Type from a random record cover outside a thrift store
—Type from two java promotional postcards
—Type from a promotional tote bag
—Type from a conference brochure
I researched the Stenberg brothers’ Russian Constructivist film posters and I was really inspired by their repetition of images and fragmented forms (that became a metaphor for movement). I also loved the way that they juxtaposed architecture with the human figure.