I’ve always been a huge fan of “Shepard Fairey’s” work and designs, so I though this project could be a good one to incorporate some of he’s processes into a postcard design, Previously in my Art and Photography A level’s I have used layers to get a specific look or feel for a design and I think that this could work very well for this design project.
He’s bold and in your face designs could work very well with what I’ve got to use, I need to some how create an eye-catching design for my “Garamond” postcard on the front and the back and I have been finding this very hard, Mainly because I couldn’t think what images and style I could use but influences from “Shepard Fairey’s” work, I could kick-start myself to come up with some unique designs.
On the postcard above I really like the fact that the design isn’t on a usual coloured background/paper, this could be something I could brief look into because of time restrictions but none the less it could be the difference between a rubbish design and a good one. The limited colours works very well, its bold and in your face but not over power I feel it’s just below that, as soon as I looked at these designs I felt that I could create a pattern out on my type, in different sizes and at different angles, this is sort of what I was talking about on my previous postcard post, the way an object whether it’s a photo, a colour or a piece of text can be positioned at an angle is different to a lot of designs out there, so this is something I want to look at.
After watching this video on YouTube I really want to just experiment with my own designs, Fairey’s work is very political and personal to himself but my work won’t be I just want to use some of he’s processes that I have before in my own design work to give it a unquie and one-off feel, this is only possible for a project like this, because I only need a single printed design for each of my postcards, if these were to be printed on a larger scale I would have to think a bit more on how they would be made and printed.
These are some screenshots from the video above, these show the textures and layers for some of Fairey’s work.