Following the maxim, “it is easier to find than to invent,” spend the next 48 hours collecting 50 images that speak to either (or both) the subject matter you’ve chosen or the style of imagery that you’re interested in. Consider a range of perspectives, tones and voices (subjective/objective/idiosyncratic) in your search, but focus your time and attention in areas that most interest you.

Your images should come from: existing posters/book covers, magazines, your camera, your pencil and the Internet. You may find the juxtaposition of images forms the meaning you are intending. Consider cropping images that do not focus our attention on what we’re supposed to see. Use this assignment as a way to refine your focus. What starts as “women’s rights” may turn into “better pay for women” based on the images and research you find.

Although the focus of this step is not on language, make notes with wording that may be of use to you as you refine your idea. In some cases, your wording may be so good, that you may opt to print it as an image.

Print each image (black and white in most cases is fine) on one side of a letter-sized sheet of paper. Leave some space around the image if possible. We will work with the printouts in class on Thursday.


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The matrix was meant as a site for visual and textual research for a poster on a social cause.

Spend about 10 minutes looking and commenting on two of your classmate’s matrices: the one that is listed above yours on the website, and the one that is listed below. Copy the below questions to a text file, answer the questions and paste your results in the comment section of the post for the matrix.

  1. What topic has your classmate chosen to defend?
  2. Do any of the cells in the matrix make you agree more with your classmate? What about less?
  3. Has your classmate missplaced either text or image content in the matrix? If so, what effect does that have?
  4. Would another combination of text and image from this matrix make a more compelling argument for the chosen cause?
  5. Do you have any other feedback to share?
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B Destroy this book: About Green Patriot Posters


w WPA posters search: Tree
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B Lester Beall and the Rural Electrification Administration


Y Linked by Air lecture, Wed. Sept 19, 4:30p, Auditorium
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