Saturday, September 19, 2009

Putting Together a Poster

When a student wants to design a poster they have to use knowledge and skills from a variety of fields. They have to act as the (1) art director who selects the best (2)idea from a creative director, (3) lettering, (4) illustration, (5) copy (text) and (6) layout for the message to be conveyed. Each of these tasks requires a different set of skills that the student must learn.

In the Harry Potter poster, for example, the words "Harry Potter" (left) were designed by Robert Walker and the illustration (right) was done by Drew Struzan. The rest of the text (body copy) was created by a writer and laid out by a graphic designer.

Look at the story below to see how it all came together.

No comments: