Today’s poster is not so much a poster as a terrible pun that popped into my head due to too much fandom. Sorry for the lack of legitimate poster-making.
I’m considering taking a hiatus on this blog to a) work on some longer form poster projects and b) work on some of my other summer projects. Like my internship that I’m starting in a week. Or my thesis, which I am simultaneously excited about and dreading.
I might change my mind tomorrow, though so no guarantees. Otherwise sparse updating coming your way.
About the Poster: The first image is from Wikimedia Commons. The second is a promotional picture for the BBC show Sherlock. I have no rights to that. The font is Goudy Bookletter 1911, distributed by The League of Moveable Type.
Rory! The Roman! One of my favorite characters ever.
I decided it was time to take a break from all the Sherlocking. But I think we might return to regularly scheduled Sherlock tomorrow. But then after that, I’m out of inspiration :(. I’ll have to figure something out.
Disclaimer: The images for this gif are screenshots from Doctor Who, the BBC show. I don’t really have any rights to it.
About the Typeface: Impact!
I know, I know. I have been neglecting you all. Not because I haven’t been working on a poster. Mostly because the poster that I had been working was frustrating me. It was complicated and long-term and I realized about half-way that there was a Photoshop tool that I should have used instead of the one I did to get the effect that I wanted and there were multiple images and it was just driving me crazy. So I am putting that aside for now. Not to say that I have a million brilliant ideas to replace it. My whole life is filled with physical exhaustion and that is part of the reason I am having trouble finishing the big project as well.
My poster today does not make much sense out of context. The long-term project that I just shelved was about penises. Maybe that’s why I wanted to make a poster about vaginas? Probably not. Mostly I just wanted to talk about this video:
I just could not enumerate the ways in which this commercial is ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS. Instead, I am offering you, dear readers, a once in a lifetime deal. What is usually valued at One Seven Wonder or the First-Born Chosen One Baptized in the Moonlight can be yours for the low-low price of a horse (to fall off of) or its equivalent. That’s right individuals and individuals, I am selling my vagina. AND THAT IS NOT ALL. If you act now, I’ll even throw in my uterus.
In other news, I was perusing the internets, as is my wont, and I happened to stumble across the book Let’s Panic About Babies. And then I thought, with all the effort I put into panicking about potential babies, maybe I should read this book to get an even better idea of what I should panic about. Maybe that’s a bad idea. Maybe I should panic about not knowing what to panic about.
About the Poster: The stereotypical advertisement ladycurves were drawn by me in Adobe Illustrator. The typefaces used include Scriptina by Apostrophic Labs, Raleway by Matt McInerney, and Spatha Sans by Fernando Carvente.
So like I said, I wasn’t entirely happy with the poster that I made yesterday, so I redid it. I’m much happier with this one than the other one. I was trying to do some weird modern meets old school clash that was way too complicated. So I just simplified, and I think I accomplished my original goal better.
I don’t know if this counts as posting everyday, though. Maybe this is a half-a-poster?
Anyways, I like the color scheme a lot better on this one and I think I have figured out an export process that preserves the quality when going from inDesign to something I can upload and display on the blog. This way, I won’t have to go through the trouble of also uploading a PDF document, because really, that’s a little unnecessary.
I feel productive. It’s not even noon yet! I got up at 8 am today! It’s a Saturday! I feel old.
About the Poster: The image is a photograph (taken by me) of William Rush’s bust of General Winfield Scott that is displayed as a part of the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. The typeface used is Sorts Mill Goudy by Barry Schwartz, an open source font distributed by the League of Moveable Type.
And so it begins. Maybe. I’ve been fiddling around with a lot of things recently, a lot of ideas. Some maybe a little more outrageous than others. But I figure this place is a good a place as any to begin my poster/writing project.
What I am hoping for this project to be is to come up with some ideas that would make interesting posters that have interesting stories/thoughts to go along with it. Ideally, I would make one every day, but right now, it’s been closer to just working on them everyday. Hopefully I can build up to finishing one a day, though. I have a bunch of ideas, so at least that’s there.
As for this, I recently went to the National Portrait Gallery and happened to come across some pretty cool stuff. Though I was confused by some of the display choices. Not of Winfield Scott. Winfield Scott is pretty awesome. Mostly because his nickname is Old Fuss and Feathers. But also because he once sported a rhino.
No, I’m more referring to the fact that I managed to find TWO portraits of William Henry “Our-president-who-served-the-shortest-term-ever-because-he-made-a-really-long-inauguration-speech-in-the-rain-got-pneumonia-and-then-died” Harrison but not a single portrait of Founding Father Hottie Alexander Hamilton. So I was suspicious. Clearly someone was not exercising any judgment when they chose which portraits to display.
As for the poster, I’m not too found of how it turned out. I’m not really enamored of the color scheme. It could be better. Also, I don’t know if I like this image version of the poster. I definitely like the PDF better, but you can’t display the PDF in a blog. So this is my compromise.
About the Poster: The image is a photograph (taken by me) of William Rush’s bust of General Winfield Scott that is displayed as a part of the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. The typefaces are Old Style Goudy by Frederic Goudy and Goudy Bookletter 1911 by Barry Schwartz. The latter is an open source font distributed by the League of Moveable Type.