This project you will be creating a design inspired by poster art. To help introduce you to the history of poster art please review the following links on poster art: poster connection, visual arts cork, dzine press
There are a variety of choices of art movements and styles to choose from that have been covered in poster art. Some examples are as follows: Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Belle Epoque, Pre-Raphaelites, Surrealism, Expressionism, Op-Art, German Plakatstil (poster style), Scotland’s Glasgow School, Austria’s Vienna Secession, Russian Constructivists, Bauhaus, de Stijl, Futurism, Dadaism, Sachplakat (object poster style) Cappiello Style, International Typographic Style, 1950’s style, and Post-Modernism.
Think about what type of theme you would like to use for your project. There are a number themes to choose from: Travel and Leisure, Olympics and Sports, War and Propaganda, Publications, Food and Drink, Social Concerns, Festivals, Film, Music, Politics, Fashion, Fairs & Exhibitions, Galleries, Products, Retail, Transportation.
The principle of design focus for this project is movement, please familiarize yourself with the concepts associated with this principle.
Think about what type of poster you want to produce from the idea plans above. You will be creating a three color linoleum print, so that means that you will be carving into the linoleum three times and adding a color each time for a total of four colors in the design. Again, if you are using text, be sure it will be transferred onto the linoleum backwards.