Time to let out your inner Big Brother! Create a propaganda poster for ds106. Use your photo editing software of choice and write a message to inspire your fellow ds106ers. For example, I took a WW2 poster about increasing ammunition production, and turned it into a poster promoting tweeting.
I found a bunch by searching Google Images on “vintage posters” and was drawn in by the superhero look of a set of Kick Ass Posters from Affein Heim Theaters
This was some quick Photoshopping; it will take me longer to describe then to do it. I used Popular Std font to put the “1 0 6” on the head- each a separate layer so I could rotate. For the 6, I converted to bitmap, and did a selection on the background of the poster layer to get a selection I could subtract from the 6.
To change the face, I made a new layer, did a multiple polygon selection of the face opening, and did Edit -> Special -> Paste Into to insert a Face of Groom. I fiddle a bunch with transform, rotate, distort- it is stil not optimal, but at some point you move on…
For the bottom text, I just filled the space of the words with clones of the paper background (moving the text wider apart to slip in the “ds106”. For the MAKE ART text, I used the Popular Std font again, and applied the Craquelure Texture filter to give the letters some gritty. I converted it to bitmap, and then selected all (command A) and nudged it up and down with the arrow to select everything, and used a Stroke at outline the letters.
This assignment can be easy or simple, but the appeal is trying to design something in the motif of these old posters.
The post "I WANT YOU TO MAKE ART (damnit)" was originally scraped from the bottom of the pickel barrel at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2012/02/make-art-damnit/) on February 17, 2012.