youth, joy, entertainment, and optimism; the essence of one shirley temple. for branding this pop icon i focused on contrasting and layering her with the depression because, essentially, the people hid behind the little girl’s smile to make it through the rough years of the 30s.
working on editing photos of the shirley model and creating the key note
and also changing up my artifacts, still thinking about redoing my symbol as well
i have now got the separator wall built with stairs to the elevated floor. the entrance wall is curved, and the wall behind is also going be as well. that wall is going to have an image of the depression, then cut outs of shirley with openings for visitors to plug in their faces, will stand in front. and then the back large wall is still going to say ‘you gotta s-m-i-l-e’ and there are going to be circle mirrors arranged across the wall so visitors can practice their smiles and their shirley faces. and then there is the last long wall….i think i’m going to make a timeline with her movie career mixed with the events of the depression to bring some sort of quantitative aspect to the space.
Right now I’m working with the idea of hiding behind her smile like I did for the magazine article. On further development I plan on using transparency or vellum to make layers of images and text. There is a display of the dolls she has been made into, and also a screen on platform a few step up where her film or short bio would be playing.
with the covers i went with how the music made me want to move when listening to it and less about the lyrics considering they are not very deep and very repetitive; yes the bow is one of madonna’s staples, but for me it’s more about how you want to get up and dance and bob your head all around & the other song makes me want to rock out to on air guitar. the labels speak to the era of the songs, the background on holiday is a more implied, organized rendition of confetti for noting celebration.
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celebration // we got some 70s rock n roll for the gentlemen, and then some 80s pop for the girlies.
most of the changes I made are pretty subtle until the third spread. the first spread still needed a better connection. by rotating the mass of alphabet and annotations ninety degrees and enlarging it slighting, along with repositioning it down lower, I think now it showcases a logical relationship between the flat horizontal text with the harsh angle. I was pretty satisfied with the second spread, the only change was moving the title up to the next module to flow with the earlier page. and then the third spread. after a lot of reworking I went with mirroring the angles made by the large annotations from spread 2 as my starting point, and then filled in with the rest of the needed annotations. all the spreads are bold and sharp like Grotesque MT itself. they all seem to flow better as a set than previously.
^ click to check out my changes and hopefully resolution of craft issues.