The task was to create a poster promoting a fictive cultural festival using Gimp.
First I wanted to make a children’s cultural festival, but narrowed the theme to a children’s art festival. I called the festival “Step by step – Children’s artfestival”, according to an idea that the children attending will be learning step by step and that they can attend no matter at which step they are at the moment.
As a background I used an appropriation from a painting showing a child’s footsteps and a girl with a skipping rope made by a child. The color-scheme of the poster reinforces the colors in the painting, and by putting the title right onto the background I try to make it work together.
To stress the importance of time and place I made colored textboxes. Black letters in the text are used to make clear that this is formal information.
Color-pencils are familiar to most children and by using them I want to stress the fact that this festival is for all children. The historic photos are meant to share some of the atmosphere and joy of participating.
The message is for children and their parents, as the grown- ups often are the ones making plans for their young ones. By using elements appealing to both groups I try to make them work as a Whole.
[Ann Merethe – 1c]