The development of a compelling visual design system seeks to unify a system's differing components yet instill excitement through its innovative representation of meaning. This project focuses on the manipulation and arrangement (composition) of typography and image as it conveys messages through a poster series.
The torn images texture gives the feeling of fear, anger, and rebellion. Change never comes easy, especially at the scale of these movements. To match this feeling and to add another level of depth the main titles of the movements are warped and stretched proportionally to create a sense of unease and movement to symbolize what these social triumphs were. Finally, the colors were selected to send a specific message. The fluorescent colors are meant to pop out and draw the audience in while also housing deeper meaning. The specific hue represent what the movement stemmed from and the social group that was trying to censor them. The Newsboys poster uses a bright green to symbolize the greed of the newspaper companies.
Image Source Citation: “[Tony Casale, Newsboy, Hartford, Connecticut] (Getty Museum).” The J. Paul Getty in Los Angeles, 1 Mar. 1909, http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/61542/lewis-w-hine-tony-casale-newsboy-hartford-connecticut-american-march-1909/.
There is a lot wrong with this world and there always has been. As a human, we have never stopped changing and fighting for what is right. Many times the most oppressed are the younger generations and are often overlooked, these groups over history, however, have lead mass change all over the world and especially in America. The Newsboys fought for their lives in 1899. Change is never easy and those who refuse to move forward, simply hate those who are different or those who want to gain from other’s struggles will try their hardest to maintain order and have their way. For my poster, I wanted to emulate a simple concept, censorship, with details that spoke to this movement specifically. The hard to read overlapping text covers the whole head of the ripped apart image of a Newsboy to speak to how the greed of the company destroyed the newsboy’s lives.