Bournemouth Students Porn Movie (Prank) – Postcard Part.1

This was a University set brief in collaboration with Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand. We had to typographically design a postcard on a news article that happened in Bournemouth. The headline had to be designed so it shows the topic,the event and location. Because the Postcard will be seen by University students in my age group I have to choose a story that will engage with them. Its a good thing the main viewer is going to be students because I think students are more open to anything rather than a 40 year old or a Child.


Above is the news article i choose.
News article source :www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3230994/Students-in-porn-movie-prank.html

The main reason why I picked this particular article is that the end user/viewer will be students and they probaly would find it amusing that University students would do such a thing when they should be studying for their degree.

Design Objectives

My Objectives are to design a postcard that is clear and easy to read. I will not go for the obvious choice and use sexual connotations becasue I think the headline is strong enough to stand by itself. The word “Porn” needs no explanation everyone knows what it isso i will not concentrate on this idea.The main thing i will need to work on is how to communicate the headline in a effective manner that supports that supports it.

Development/Ideas

Idea 1

Main headline is in bold with a one colum grid structure. Put the word “student” in red to try take some attention off the word porn.

 

Idea 2

Typographically I wanted the postcard to resemble movie posters so I used a bold tall sans serif typeface for the headline. I stylised the word “porn” becasue if i down playing it to much might make it look insignificant. I used a different typeface for porn to add depth to the postcard and a contrast between the two different typefaces.

 

Idea 3

Made the word porn smaller to down play it. Making it smaller between the larger letters makes it look seedy and underground. I like the tallnes of the whole image like its on the side of a building or something.

 

Idea 4

With this idea i totally flipped reversed it and made the word PORN the main word. I did this so it draws the viewer in first then they read the smaller black lines and understand it was just a prank.

Final Design Development 

Out of all the designs i did I liked number 1 the most becasue of the two different typefaces used. I was happy with the text layout and how it looked on the page. Becasue the original story was projected on to a building I had the idea of projecting my postcard design on to a surface so it links back to the article. it also adds another dimension to the postcard not just making a flat print out from InDesign.

Laser Cut stencil for projection.

 

The images above are the first ones i tried out with a torch shinning through the stencil i made. The images with the brick wall in the background where not suitable becaue the wall is a “image”. I liked the other ones but they did not look like they were projected on to a surface so I had to take more photographs.

The reason why these images are different in colour with the first is that i used a LED light rather than a standard bulb wich gave it the blueish tint. With these images I thought about how I would photograph the stencil to show that its being projected. I prefer the ones that show the corner of the room becasue it illustrates two surfaces meeting and people know that its a projection rather than a edit in photoshop our a stick placed on the wall. It also adds a perspective.

The Image Above is the one that I chose to use for my final postcard. I like it becasue a bit of the stencil is is projected on one side of the wall and the rest is on wall facing the viewer. The corner of the wall relative to the stencil reinforces depth lets the viewer know its really being projected on to a wall.

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2 Responses to “Bournemouth Students Porn Movie (Prank) – Postcard Part.1”


  1. 1 The Ring Leader February 28, 2011 at 2:07 am

    “should be studying for their degree” surely not 24/7? We are impressed and flattered you chose a project on our actions

  2. 2 kudzd February 28, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    no worries one of the best news stories of 2010


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