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The assignment was to choose from a selection of designers, and create a museum exhibition poster for our chosen designer. The assignment began with having the limitations of an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper, black and white, and using only one font, size, and column. Slowly, as the project continued, the limitations were taken away one by one, until the final product was a large poster that could include color, multiple typefaces, and different manipulations of the type. The only major limitation was that no images were allowed.
The designer I chose was Frank Lloyd Wright. I began the project by doing extensive research into his architectural style, the ideals that he stood for, his most famous buildings, and his stained glass windows. My compositions were created with these ideas in mind, trying to blend in the ideas of his blueprints, the lines of his stained glass windows, and his belief in making his architecture blend in with the environment.
The final poster was specifically inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural style. The color palette is inspired by the Frank Lloyd Wright Logo. This piece highlights the angles of the letterforms. It represents his beautiful, yet simple and organic style, showing just enough of the letterforms to make clear what the letter it is. My goal was to make the large Frank Lloyd Wright the environment of the page, and have the descriptive text about the exhibit blend in naturally with these large letters, like his buildings blend into their own environment.