Monday, January 12, 2009

WPA: Fashion Exhibition

Another faux-WPA poster, inspired partially by my association with the Design For Social Impact and all their WPA-related projects in the Fall.

I admit up front, this design is partly ripped off from one of my all-time favorite movie posters, the Bette Davis film Bordertown. I've never seen the movie, nor do I have any great desire to, but the poster is so exquisitely beautiful that I've always wanted to incorporate the basic design scheme into something of my own (maybe someday I'll do a post here of my top 10 favorite movie posters, based on design criteria only).

I had the toughest time leaving that big white space there, and I think the time I took trying different things in there (different colors, wiggly lines, arrows, etc.) was equal to the time it took me to do the whole rest of the poster. Finally, I realized I just afraid of the Big White Space, and since I'm a grown man, I told myself I shouldn't be afraid and called it a day.

1 comment:

Craig Zablo said...

Do not fear the white space. LOL! I really like the design. Well done.