Week 5: Composition

This week I created a poster for the ITP Winter Show.  Figure 1 shows my initial sketches.

  Figure 1

Figure 1

I knew I wanted to do some design contrasting the creative and more rigid parts of the brain.  I was inspired by the image shown in Figure 2 found here.

 Figure 2

Figure 2

Figure 3 shows my final design.  I used this brain sketch outline that I found on Pinterest.

  Figure 3

Figure 3

I focused a lot on symmetry and balance (or imbalance) in this design.  Originally the background was white but when I stared playing around with the background color I realized the black really made the rest of the design pop.  I also spent some time playing around with fonts and decided to use the bold font weight to highlight itp.  Overall I am happy with this design.  There was one element to the design that I wanted to add but couldn't figure out how to in Photoshop.  I wanted to fade the black lines on the left side of the brain in order to make the colors on that side pop more.  In a future iteration of this design I would add this element.