An Explosion of Birds

CompanyWoodbury University
ClientMaria Deroyan
DesignerInstructor: Salvador Orara
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Students are to design a single cover subway poster. Students are expected to blend type and imagery and create an engaging and provocative single image which visually illustrates the poem. Students are encouraged to research and implement meaningful imagery or just pure text. The poster represents a poem written by Jim Morrison. It explores the idea of motion, and how objects go from a state of rest to action. Nature is a strong theme throughout the poem, and immediately brings about visual imagery. The poster reflects the “explosion of birds,” with a strong diagonal movement. Dramatic contrast complements the energy of the imagery, while repetition, collage work, and watercolor effects occupy the core of the poster and add dimensionality.