We would love to have you with us so send us your poster design featuring the word of the week or if you’d like you can create a poster based on an old word which you can find an overview of in the filter function. The posters are made in a 5×7 ratio and submitted in a 1400 x 1960px size.
A friend on the course showed me this website a few weeks ago, I was instantly intrigued and thought it would be a worthwhile use of my time entering designs to this as regularly as I can. The word changes each week, which is a nice concept. The word that I chose to enter was SEARCH.
The first thing that came to mind was searching for paradise. I feel that this is something a lot of people do a lot of the time, because they are fed up of their life at home. I have been fortunate enough to travel to some pretty exotic locations, which were paradise to me at the time. I took a lot of photographs on my travels, and I saw this brief as a great way of manipulating and using my travel photography. Palm trees are synonymous with 'paradise' so I converted a section of an image into a brush in Photoshop and created vibrant, neon compositions with the brush. The results were pleasing, so I emailed them into Blank Poster.
Another thing that I think about when the word SEARCH comes up is the concept of having a tribe in life. I believe that there is a tribe of like minded people waiting out there for everyone, should they feel they need to go and find them. Personally, I don't feel that I have found a solid tribe of people that I can truly relate to on a creative level, so I am still searching and seeking for them at this moment in time. I thought it would be a nice concept to create a poster around this theme of searching or like minded people. I wanted the design to make an impact, so I used a bold contemporary typeface paired with a simplistic image of a wild cat. The image of the cat conceptually ties into the theme of tribes. I think the poster is successful as it draws inspiration and influence from fan zines which are something I associate with gangs, tribes and followings. It was a fun exercise responding to this very open brief. I create all of the designs in under an hour, which was challenging. Working quickly is something I am good at, but have been trying to avoid recently. However, working quickly for this project was beneficial. I look forward to entering designs to BlankPoster regularly over the coming weeks.