In my Graphic Design III class, our first project is to create a poster for a Shakespeare play of our choice. Immediately I was excited for this project because there are so many different plays to choose from, each with their own set of plots, characters, and themes, all perfect for posters. But there was one catch: it has to be made completely by hand.
Like many graphic designers, a lot of my work is done on the computer, and not being able to use one is definitely going to be a challenge. One important thing that I need to keep in mind is that not having a computer isn’t meant to limit my options. There’s a whole world of mediums out there, and this is the perfect opportunity for me try something different or at least just get back to the basics of using a pen and paper.
It’s been a while since I’ve created something like this by hand, but I’m excited to see where this project takes me!