I have initial thoughts of Wes Anderson films and how he stylizes his work. I would like to go for that athestic and find what is working in his works and blend that with the "playful yet sophisticated" aspect of the assignment. I will need to find a working color pallet that conveys the first stanza of the poem...i will now step over the soft velvet rope and walk directly into this massive hudson river painting and pick my way along...
the other was vintage book covers and more importantly to the comparision of Wes Anderstons athestic, Penguin and Pelican books had wonderful designs including those done by Jan Tschichold.
These links will aid in the visuals.
The other things i feel need to be addressed are with concern to the final product or the medium it is presented in. This is a classic example of what im talking about from the early twentieth century.
these are a response to the Milton glazer anatomy pdf. the conclusion i made was to not forget what the actual print will end up looking, how the "finished product" is complete.
the reading for me was about the skill or ability for a designer to be keen to their surroundings. observation needs to be sharp to understand what is widely known among pop culture to have the chance to make a parody of the situation. if you dont know what is "popular" among pop culture it makes the job that much harder. To have a visual memory of everything you see would open your avenues to be a better and more conscious designer.
i love this idea of repetition, because it seems to be a very useful technique in having an audience remember and understand what your trying to get a across. to give as many options as needed may be a additional thought to add to this reading, for the repetition of blue crush is actually quite poor.
this section shined the light on the idea of process beyond the actual design. thinking about how the poster will look now a days seems to be the downfall of many designers. the print is what you want, but how you want it to actually look in three dimensions is another element to think about as part of how we design.
this reading contained images i have seen before, but the web resources that i have learnded about so far are comp;letly fantastic. they make me feel good knowing that there are high standards still being set for designers and what is considered to be good or popular art is not always one in the same.