Social Action

SOCIAL ACTION PIECE / POSTER

Instructions
INTRODUCTION

You face social issued everyday. You might not talk about them, but they are there: At School, in the community, in the your family, or those of friends. In this project you will take on one of these issues, try to understand it, represent it (or a solution) and share it with others.
Finished Posters will be displayed around the school.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

You can pick a topic from the choices below, or choose your own:
Violence Poverty Bullying Eating Disorders
Racism War Drugs Mental Health
Discrimination Crime Recycling Ecology (Environment)
Smoking Education Your choice – please get it OK’d

PLANING:

How do you want to present your topic in an advertisement or banner ad / billboard?
How can you have impact on others to act on these issues / topics?
How will the text / logo / slogan / images influence and represent your topic?

SPECIFICATIONS

Text: At least a Headline and slogan, or several captions / key points
Size: 15 x 22 or 20 x 30”, horizontal or vertical. (That’s a minimum of 4 sheets of paper)
Media: On the Computer, using any software you need
Layout: Use Elements of Design, including the Golden Ratio / Rule of 1/3 when designing.

Poster has to have a mood and feel that is appropriate to the subject matter, and be meaningful

STEPS

1. Choose a topic, find some images and decide on your concept.
o Make a sketch with some ideas
o Write a short paragraph, what impact do you want your poster to have?
o Get this approved before you start the poster! Date:___________ Initial: ______
2. Create your poster
o Make sure there is impact to your message
o Use multiple images and text to get your point across
o Have a clear headline / title, etc to draw in your audience
o Include your name in a © notice at the edge of your design
3. Submit your completed poster, along with extra source files in one folder
o Make sure the folder uses your name and block as part of the file name

KEY CRITERIA:

Planning, Unique, Complex, Communicates message

CHALLENGE:

– Create multiple versions of your poster, by changing image cropping, fonts and other details. Submit 3 completed versions

Gallery of Samples