Overview: Use what you learned in Project 8 of the textbook to complete the following freeform exercise. First, carefully read the Art Director and Client comments. Then create your own design to meet the needs of the project. Your design must be highly original, imaginative, and with attention-getting graphics and text.
When finished, write an explanation of your reasoning behind your final design. In your ½ to 1-page evaluation, these are some of the concepts that you should address:
- Visual appeal, creativity, and readability of all of your designs
- Your use of C.R.A. P. design principles
- Why your design appeals to your intended audience
- WHY you used certain design elements/features. Don't simply state what you used.
Art Director Comments
Your local community theater is planning a summer production of “Down the Yellow Brick Rabbit Hole,” a satirical mashup of “The Wizard of Oz" meets “Alice in Wonderland.” You have been hired to create a piece to advertise the play in local media and in the community.
To complete this project, you should:
- Design a full page advertisement for a magazine (8.5” x 11”).
- Find or create artwork that appropriately illustrates the concept of the play. In addition to the art objects that you make in InDesign, you may use clipart that are copyright free.
As the director and playwright, I was inspired by Gregory Maguire’s unique rewrites of classic fairy tales. But then I started to think about what would happen if the characters from different books met somehow…and this play is the result.
I don’t want to spoil anything, but some real sparks fly when Queen of Hearts and the Wizard of Oz get together. And the wicked witch, well, she’s got her hands full trying to escape the clutches of an army of talking caterpillars. This play is one-third mystery, one-third dramedy, and one-third just plain silly! It’s got star-crossed lovers, an evil villain an inept magician, a rather foolish prince, and even a mad flying monkey that wears some strange hats
The only text in the ad should be:
Down the Yellow Brick Rabbit Hole;
By Stacey Wrightwood;
At the Preston Theater this August;
800-555-PLAY for ticket information
Instructions to Submit:
- Save your file as .PDF. Then upload to OAKS dropbox called Proj 8 Poster Ad.
- Don't forget to submit your write-up along with it.