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April 14th, 2012 Daily archive

Remix value: 6 stars!

Original Assignment: Minimlist Travel Posters Based in Movies created by Jim Groom
Create a minimalistic travel poster for a location in film, TV series, etc. Look at these awesome examples using the various locations in the original Star Wars trilogy: http://screenrant.com/sr-pick-minimalist-star-wars-travel-posters-robf-44551/

Remix card: Pollack Style 

Take any assignment and introduce the visual elements of a Jackson Pollack painting (good luck with audio, use your creativity!).

I used Danielle Minter’s spooky beauty and the beast travel poster into a pollack style painting, or so I attempted. The site for Jack’s  Pollack paintings gave forth many ideas of what style I want the remix poster to look like. I decided to create a haunted and abandoned castle in addition to the already spooky effect. To do this I would use the sketchy, trail, and sticky pencil type tools on pixlr. Then I used the pinch tool and sharpen tool on the wording for a subtle dramatization effect. Lastly, I used the spot heal tool on the edges of the castle for an even spookier look. A wild idea formed in my head as I finished up this assignment. I thought maybe I could give life to the castle by making it into an animation and adding audio, but I realized that I don’t have Photoshop. It would be really neat to hear and see the lightning strike, and I’m sure that would ignite fear or any other raw emotion in a few people. But I hope you enjoy the remix as is! 🙂 15/15 stars! 

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Remixed value: 5 stars

Success for completing another remix assignment!! I’m getting the hang of this and I’m loving the results.

Original Assignment

Cropped Signs created by cogdog

We think of creation as addition, but there is a form of creation by deletion (e.g. Newspaper Blackout poetry http://newspaperblackout.com/) In this assignment, you need to change, alter, enhance the meaning of a sign by cropping out parts of it. This should be doing in camera, but could also be done in post- crop out, but do not photoshop in any extras. Also, be sure to describe in you caption or blog post what the original sign said. For the example below, the sign said “No Canada Tennis Parking” but by removing the last word, it makes it sound more like a radical anti-tennis call for action.

Remixed with “Turn up the Cheese”: Use the worst, over the top design elements in an assignment. Use Arial or Papyrus fonts, green and pink colors, sappy music to make an assignment be the epitome of badness (not the good kind of bad).

I just realized that I have done the previous remix assignment wrong, so I will correct and redo this assignment instead. I am too proud of my first “remix” assignment so I will leave it as is. I browsed through the examples of cropped signs and stumbled upon this innovative designed sign. So I opened the image onto pixlr and used clone stamp tool by copying the background color to remove the words. Then I added the same text but with a different font — papyrus, as suggested in the instructions. The top elements I manipulated to create this distorted effect upon the sign were: hue & saturation, invert, solarize, and and posterize. I am pretty pleased with the remixed sign, although it would have been more pleasing and admirable if I had kept it. Actually, I might just as well show my own cropped image and remix since I did put work and effort into making it.

Original Sign:

Remixed Sign:

My own sign:

Remixed sign: I wouldn’t say it looks completely distorted.. it does look pretty BA, if I don’t say so myself ;).

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