On the 8th of October I was given my first brief for Level 4 Introductory Studies, the title was Political Postcard. The brief was extracted from Visual Literacy by Wilde and Wilde. The idea behind the brief was that, as graphic designer, we should be aware and observe the environment in which we live. Also we should understand that the opinions we have of our environment are not the same as other peoples, and I was to communicate how I felt on an issue, in this case a political one. We were to choose a significant political issue, past or present, research into the issue, and then using the facts, our ideas and opinions create a postcard communicating them.
My chosen issue was CCTV and how, for the number there are, they are pretty useless stopping crime. After playing around with several ideas I settled with the idea of idioms describing how I felt about CCTV, such as 'As useful as a chocolate teapot' or 'As useful as a handbrake on a canoe'. My first attempt was to visually represent the idioms, for example I created a 'chocolate teapot' in Photoshop but at my tutorial it was commented that it was not obvious enough and looked too much like a 'brown teapot'. So I changed my approach to a more typographic one and listed the idioms. After experimenting with size and layout this is my final design.
And the reverse.
I like my design and feel it was successful, however it does lack colour that I would most definitely add if I was to revisit this project.