After looking at other people’s work in a review, I decided to rethink my poster. I wanted to create something with a much more structured layout, as I feel my first attempt didn’t look professional enough. Even though I liked the idea of letters flying out from another, it didn’t give off the effect I was looking for. The way in which I placed each paragraph I feel was also quite careless, as I didn’t experiment enough, just placing them anywhere they could fit.
This time I have thought more about the different use of shades of colours where I could then make the most important elements of the poster to stand out such as the ‘Rockwell Regular’ heading. I also like how I have placed all the information text to the right hand side of the page using different alignment methods. Here I feel I have achieved much more success than my first effort as I spent a lot more time thinking about each element of the poster and how it should be managed. I am also very pleased with how everything fits together, where as in my first poster, some parts of it seemed out of place and not thought of carefully.
I am still undecided on which of the three I want to finalise as I can’t figure out if it is better to keep the space over the ‘k’ empty or filled, as filling it could be too much and over complicate things where as leaving it as it is might seem as if something is missing. I will have to get feedback from my piers before handing in a final submission.
For this project we were asked to produce a poster on a specific typeface, where we had to provide three paragraphs of background information as well as an aesthetic design. Before going ahead and designing the poster, I firstly sketched out a few ideas which I could then build upon. Here I looked at different layouts, and how I would put the design and the text together in a creative way.
I designed the poster on InDesign, a programme that I am not familiar with. This was quite a challenge for me as I had to learn from scratch all the tools. An idea I had was to have letters shooting off from one big letter R for Rockwell, which would be my main focus point. I then wanted my paragraphs to interact with the R, having one inside the D as well as one in the leg. When looking at it now I feel too much is going on, and I should make the poster a little more simplistic. For a first attempt, I am still quite proud of what I have achieved seeing as I am a only just a beginner to InDesign.
An argument is an attempt to persuade. When having an argument you must take into account a set of claims and a conclusion. All arguments have a structure. A claim is a statement or proposition that could either be true or false. A conclusion is a type of claim, where you direct your main point.
To be persuasive in an argument, you must have evidence. Evidence is again, another claim. This is what creates the difference between argument and opinion. When giving a good argument you must have a set of claims that gives the reader good reasons to believe the conclusion. Here the claims mustn’t be untrue and the conclusion must follow from the claims.