Friday, 8 January 2010

Magical Museum

So this is the poster I have got so far. I am going to try and find a way of using the real florescent colouring of the card to make the fossil jump out at you.

These were originally horrible fluorescent colours that worked wonderfully next to the images of fossils... sadly they don't seem to scan in well but you get the gist. 

I went a bit crazy with the glow tool on makes stuff look neonesque. I am trying to bring out extreme tackiness in everything to make the subject completely contrast with the aesthetics.


The brief is to make an alternative exhibit to the one i have chosen. By spending an hour or so in suffolk geology i realised that the dreary browns, greys and beige didn't make the fossils stand out at all and seemed a completely pointless colour choice for an exhibit. I wanted to use fossils in a way they have never been used before! Basically turn the exhibit into a sort of disco fossil land or something, illuminating fossils for all they are worth!


Although I have absolutely no interest in fossils or anything to do with geology AT ALL, there was something about this exhibit at the Ipswich museum that made me want to base my project around it. It was like going into a time warp.It obviously hadn't been changed for was almost so boring that it became interesting. 

I loved these old cabinets with each artifact being labeled underneath with a hand typed explanation... a lovely old fashioned way of displaying an exhibit.


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