While I am really enjoying the Daily Shoot (one week in, one week to go), I decided to give one of the Design assignments a try this week as well. I might do more than one as I am very much a frustrated, unskilled and untrained designer that always wishes she was better!
The one that intrigued me at first was the Minimalist TV/Movie Poster. I enjoyed the two that are posted there over at Minimalist TV/Movie Poster | Stacy’s Blog and the king’s speech | D’Arcy Norman dot net. I chose a movie I have not yet seen, True Grit. Since there are two versions, I did two versions of the poster to reflect the difference.
I decided to make these in PowerPoint instead of Photoshop because, with the minimalist approach, I didn’t need the power of PS and you really can do quite a bit with PowerPoint drawing tools these days so it just seemed like something to stretch my design work a bit.
I also took the opportunity to install the plugin, Lightbox Plus, on our WordPress installation here on campus.
Here they are:
I also uploaded them to Flickr and was greatly amused at how they look in the photostream preview: