Series of Posters

Conditional Design

“Through the influence of the media and technology on our world, our lives are increasingly characterized by speed and constant change. We live in a dynamic, data-driven society that is continually sparking new forms of human interaction and social contexts. Instead of romanticizing the past, we want to adapt our way of working to coincide with these developments, and we want our work to reflect the here and now. We want to embrace the complexity of this landscape, deliver insight into it and show both its beauty and its shortcomings. Our work focuses on processes rather than products: things that adapt to their environment, emphasize change, and show the difference. Instead of operating under the terms of Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Media Art, or Sound Design, we want to introduce Conditional Design as a term that refers to our approach rather than our chosen media. We conduct our activities using the methods of philosophers, engineers, inventors, and mystics.”

– Conditional Design, A manifesto for artists and designers

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Poster 1

1. Make 5 circles of any size using objects like coins, CDs, bowls, mugs, etc.
2. Mark the center of each circle with a dot.
3. Join all those dots with a straight line.
4. Type your text on the path of this single line.
5. Use the third typeface starting with the letter "D" in your software.
6. Use a triangle everywhere in place of the letter "A' and an inverted triangle everywhere in place of the letter "V".
7. Use colors of which the HEX code only numbers, no letters.
Poster 2

1. In a blank piece of paper jot down the first 5 items you see right now.
2. Take a picture of each item.
3. Sketch/Image Trace/Create vector images of each object using the software of your preference.
4. Create a collage or pattern only utilizing the items you recreated.
5. Open an 11"x17" document, which will be your poster size.
6. Create one-inch margins from the top, right, and left sides of your artboard and a two inch margin at the bottom.
7. In that middle space, create a 9"x14" square and fill it/mask it with your pattern/collage (just place your pattern/collage within that middle open space.)
8.Give your piece a title and place it at the centre of the bottom margin (Courier new typeface, italic,13pt font size). 
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Poster 3

1. Use Illustrator to create 
an 11” x 17” canvas.
2. Choose a gradient background color.
3. Make a visible grid system.
4. Choose any four pictures in your photo album to put in four “boxes” in your grid.
5. Add one random sentence you can think of in one of the boxes too.
6. Add today’s date and the exact time you are in now.
7. Use the live paint bucket tool to fill three boxes with any color you like.
8. Connect any of the three elements you create above with arrows. 9. Add any kind of texture overlay on the entire poster.
Poster 4

1. Pick a word in 9 letters.
2. Arrange each letter in the poster whatever you want; just make sure it is readable. It should be either black or white. 
3. Take a photo from your window, make it B&W, and put it in the background. 
4. Choose a lyric or poem as a text and put it in a very small size compared to the 9-letter word you picked. No color limit. 
5. Play with the positioning as you want.
6. Sign your name in either cyan, magenta, or yellow (the three of the four colors in CMYK). Duplicate them and align them in a line.
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Poster 5

1. Take a blank page of your sketchbook.
2. Without lifting the pencil/tool of your choosing write 30 words. They can be loose words, phrases, famous quotes, or personal thoughts. If you get carried away, go for it. 
3. While writing alternate between upper and lowercase.
4. Scan it or take a picture of it and put it into the software of your choosing. 
5. Create a poster (11"x17")
6. Set your image in whatever way you see fit (Remember to remove the background totally or partially).
7. Use a digital serif font to create a second message in the background.
8. The letters or words of this message have to be scattered but readable.
Poster 6

1. Create an 11"x17" document.
2. Choose a color palette with up to 5 colors and two typefaces to use in the composition.
3. Pick a color other than white as your background.
4. Create a pattern using geometric shapes or your own illustrations. 
5. Pick one of the last 20 photos in your camera roll.
6. Edit and/or distort this photo and add it to your composition.
7. Include your name in the font size of 60 or larger and duplicate it multiple times. 
8. Write down a short description (one-two sentence) and use your secondary typeface to add it to your composition. 
9. Add a texture/effect.
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Individual Poster Instructions by Regina Acra, Spencer Yan, Sherry Ma, Valeria Alvarado and Rhea Jauhar | Software: Adobe Illustrator | Size: 11in*17in