Changing the format for show 3 the number of the writer was placed over the number of the recipient of each brief.
Internet dating is just starting to get big in Ireland. Imagine you are starting your own online dating site. It can be specifically tailored to Ireland/ the region of Ireland you are from or can be more off the wall (example: Women Behind Bars, Farmers Only & Official Clown Dating - yes these are all real sites)
Using your chosen media, create a poster to advertise its aims / ethos / marketing campaign.
Design a landscape poster using a medium of your choice that aims to make people feel good when they see it.
Consider all the ways that a poster may 'brighten someone's day'… it could be based on a quote, a joke or maybe an anecdote. It might be an image that does not need words or it might be image and text based.
Remember the brief is to 'brighten someone's day;' that does not necessarily mean that the poster has to make someone laugh or be amusing (although please feel free to follow this route if you wish) - it could be motivation or inspiration-based, it could be a useful piece of information.
The poster can be illustration or photography based. I hope you have lots of little smiles when devising ideas for this brief, and looking forward to seeing the finished result!
The title of this brief is "Tag me in it!"
Just like a freshly painted wall lures a graffiti artist, your advertising space is inviting you to make your mark/represent yourself.
Your work doesn't have to be a typographical tag but the subject is you. You are welcome to go down the self portrait route or do something abstract. As the pencil cases of yore once certified "I woz ere."
“They've promised that dreams can come true - but forgot to mention that nightmares are dreams, too.” - Oscar Wilde. Design or illustrate a poster on the theme of: Dreams vs Nightmares
Ireland’s festival fever
Three dogs (from first class cabins) survived the sinking of the Titanic.
Design / illustrate / photograph a poster inspired by the phrase "It pays to be a lap dog".
Is there anything more beautiful than catching a fleeting glance of Ireland in the sunshine. My brief to you is to create a poster based on the lyrics...
"Oh I do like to be beside the seaside"
Nice to see you, I'm so glad you're here.
"A man, a plan, a canal, Panama" This is the longest and coolest palindrome that i know.
On a 2012 poll, it was reported that Panama City was the city with the happiest people in the world.... coincidence?
respond to this however you like within the confines of the print specifications.
Design a quad for a topless beach party taking place on the Grand Parade at the end of November.
Terms of Venery
Collective nouns for groups of animals are known as terms of venery.
You will have to create your poster using these as a basis but there's a twist. You may not use the originals.
You will swap around the nouns with different animals. See three samples below, you may also create your own one if you feel like it. Enjoy.
1) A gaggle of worms
2) A flock of donkeys
3) A pride of penguins
"Be Yourself.... Everyone else is taken"
Respond to the above in any manner and medium you choose!
Ben Folds (Of the trio Ben Folds Five) has a brilliant story-telling method to his song writing. His stories go from tales of love and loss, to aggressive height-challenged characters to his dad calling him a stoner. The characters are beautifully crafted people who in time (well, averaging about 3 minutes) become part of your world the more you listen to his work.
So, tell us a story, using Ben Fold's work as a starting point, and using some of the characters to do so.
George Orson Welles was an influential American actor, director, writer and producer. He worked extensively in theater, radio and film and is best remembered for innovative work in all three media.
Design a poster that reimagines one of his most notable works for a modern audience.
Select one of the following:
1. Caesar (1937), a groundbreaking Broadway adaption of Julius Caesar and the debut of the Mercury Theatre.
2. The War of the Worlds (1938), one of the most famous broadcasts in the history of radio.
3. Citizen Kane (1941), which is consistently ranked as one of the all-time greatest films.
Design a poster for something that you'd like to see on your daily route.
In October of 1621, something very strange happened in Cork. Armies of birds converged in the skies over the city from the east and west and four or five days later, what became known as the Battle of Starlings ensued.
"they forthwith, at one Instant, took Wing, and so mounting up into the Skies, encountered one another with such a terrible Shock, as the Sound amazed the whole City and the Beholders"
The fight was fierce and bloody and there were confirmed reports of "multitudes of starlings" raining down upon the city with broken wings and necks, some with their beaks lodged in the bodies of their enemies as the battle raged overhead. For some reason, the birds ceased the attack on Sunday and resumed again the next day, only this time a kite, a raven and a crow were among the dead.
It's a weird, gruesome and little-known chapter of the city's history, so your brief is to create a poster inspired by that event. Have fun!
Design a poster that brings a little of the countryside back into the city.
What's your favorite design icon? Pick a piece of furniture, or some iconic car, or an old vintage dress which you found in the attic or just a ring you bought in Penneys or it can be Kate Moss as your fashion icon, maybe your neighbour :-) How would you promote your favorite design piece? One day it could be a very valuable piece of our human existence.
Create a poster based on Andy Warhol's quote:
'You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you'
Brief: Here and Now
Everyday people walk out into busy roads without looking where they are going because they are texting, chatting on their mobiles, or listening to their iPods We are depriving ourselves from being in the ‘here and now’. Design a poster to encourage people to engage more with the world around them.
"In computer and video games, sequence breaking is the act of performing actions or obtaining items out of the intended linear order, or of skipping “required” actions or items entirely. Sequence breaking is often used to beat a game unusually quickly, to beat it while only completing a few objectives or obtaining a few items, to obtain useful items early in the game, or to help push a game as far as possible in some other way." (Source) (Further Reading)
Your brief is to create a poster around the concept of sequence breaking. The solution does not have to reference video games directly (though it can),
but could instead use the metaphor of sequence breaking as its inspiration.
The recipient is free to use illustration, design or photography—or a combination of these—to complete the brief.
"If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it."
- Albert Einstein
Create a poster in celebration of this ideal.
A picture of health.
As the world's leading museum of art and design, the Victoria & Albert Museum enriches people's lives by promoting the practice of design and increasing knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world.
Produce a poster promoting an upcoming exhibition at the Victoria &Albert Museum (contemporary or retrospective).
The content/theme of the exhibition is your choice.
"Now!-ism": Is modern youth culture a commodity rather than a rebellion?
Having recently seen Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers' I began to think about the current state of youth/ pop culture. A constant element of current youth culture is the reckless pursuit of self-destructive pleasure. In its present form youth culture has developed into less of an explosive rebellion and more of a calculated exploitation of youthful energy and passion.
Pop cultural youth rebellions like Rock and Roll in the 50's, 'Hippies' in the 60's and Punk in the late 70's reflected a cultural rejection of the previous generation's values. When bland, radio-safe Pop stars tell kids to get wrecked and be reckless it must be a sign that their youth culture has been hi-jacked by consumer capitalism. Rebellion is made into a product that can be consumed in a meaningless safe an commercially profitable fashion. The desire of the young to rebel is turned against them and transformed into a desire to consume benign symbols of rebellion, booze, fashion music etc. Living in the moment or 'the now', spouting slogans like "YOLO", are todays kids encouraged to blindly follow what they are cynically told is rebellious? Has youth culture always been like this?
Now!ism is commodified rebellion, a clever marketing strategy to turn youth anger towards conformity rather than political or creative expression.
My brief is for you to create an image, logo, poster or whatever, that responds to this idea.
Create a poster based on the song title 'A day in the life' by the Beatles.
It seems to me that there is a huge disparity between the Cork i know and love, and the somewhat cliched, and slightly corny, posters and images used to promote Cork and Ireland in general, to the public.
Create a poster/image that celebrates your favourite aspect of life in Cork, wether that be a landmark, the people, way of life etc.
"To quote is to bring back to life!"
Pick a quote that you like, one that has special meaning to you and explore it visually.
You can strip it back to the bare minimum or you may choose to go completely abstract and wild with it.
Whatever you do - bring it to life!
Design, illustrate or photograph a poster inspired by the lyrics of the John Spillane song ´´The Mad Woman of Cork´´ Have fun!
Everything's contagious ... It's the Modern Middleages.
Designers and Marketeers seem to be always at loggerheads with each other. "Can you make the logo bigger" and "Mmmm can you give it more pizazz" must be the names of different electives marketeers take in college. Right?
So with that said, your mission should you choose to accept it is to advertise a propaganda style poster to try and entice potential employees to either side. The Marketeers or The Designers. You choose the side.
Think of it this way: the world is been torn apart by war famine and poverty and choosing a side will determine the faith of humanity. (too much?)
A Map of your Perfect Day
Create a poster based on the theme of a map of your perfect day. This can be rooted in reality, in a real place (perhaps Cork where it will be displayed) or it could be a complete fantasy, set in the past, present or future, completely in your head, at home or abroad). It can be based on one simple pleasure or a host of joyful things.
Design a quad claiming to have found the cure for the 'Red Hair' gene in adults.