To create an experimental poster using plastic typography as the primary visual element. The focus is on creating a work that embraces experimental practice and visually represents the energy of the chosen aphorism.
The main point I wanted to emphasise in this poster is the sense of climate change being 'veiled' by 'cutthroat politics'. I experimented with displacement maps to create this effect. After multiple iterations I found a way that illustrated the veil and maintain readability. The “climate change” has been constructed to resemble large structures, representing the solidity of its existence and it being a large issue we cannot avoid. I felt that it was important to accentuate the way these urgent global issues live in the shadow of superficial politics, delaying the necessary actions to improve the circumstances.
The poster is used to as the primary canvas to examine Elliots Earls proposed five defining elements of 1990's Experimental Graphic Design and their relevance in 2018.