Sunday, March 11, 2012
Number One: Lyrics of the Land
Much, much work went in to this as a conglomeration of techniques and I am very happy with the outcome, although the text treatment might change as it is art nouveau style dated and I am aiming for a less centralized, modern gridded asymmetrical layout. The statement within are both created from words that are and were censored in China and statements that came from a 60th anniversary of the communist party in China--Propaganda intermingled.
I think it would be helpful to explain my idea in greater depth. I am trying to create a commentary on totalitarian regimes and power discrepancies rather than a direct political statement on China. I want the poster to end up looking like some kind of interrogation episode in which the truth intermingles with a foreign idea. The pieces of propaganda that I am dealing with are perfect in their elevation of the ruling class, and the censored keywords are things that a free nation would express daily. I want their integration to be beautiful, strange, and abstract.
This might not be as apparent in this beginning piece as it was the one that I have cut my teeth on, using all the techniques instead of a few. But I look forward especially to the coming ones in which the layout in particular will be better planned.