For my FMP I am going to be creating a series of images that will poke fun at large companies and corporations, the way in which I will do so is to garner quotes and interview consumers on how they feel about these large corporations which will in turn affect the end result of my products. I will pick the best quote and then use that to base the poster around. I think of it as a tongue and cheek way of “exposing” these companies in a light hearted way. The reason for doing so is large corporations often seem as untouchable entities and I think this would be a fun way of doing so.
Although a fair few social media sites and companies have done a similar thing, for example the site Demliked.com did a series of images doing a play on words of company slogans; for my idea I am going to be altering company branding and logo’s as well as it being completely influenced by public opinion.
The type of brief I will use is a formal brief as this allows for both parties to negotiate the brief beforehand meaning that they will both be happy before anything gets signed, another positive to doing a formal brief is that there is no legal binding surrounding the brief meaning that one party cannot sue the other if thing where to go bad.
I have gained a lot of inspiration from the internet, mainly social media sites in which they will take jabs and companies in comedic ways, and other sites such as demliked.com and trendhunter.com which they twisted company slogans and made them funny and relatable.
Another inspiration was from a TV series by production company Aardman animations called “creature comforts” which is where they animated over real interviews of people, I liked the idea of creating a piece of art around an interview or something someone stated.
Another great source of inspiration was looking at protester and picket signs more specifically which where often very powerful and had catchy and well thought out slogans and illustrations. Thankfully in a previous unit we looked at protesting and picket signs so that will make utilising that aspect a lot easier.
Context of work
In all honesty I believe the best context of my work would be the internet, due to the fact that all the other sources of inspiration have come from the internet and to great success, I don’t believe someone would buy the 10 poster I am creating because they wouldn’t be considered art as its more parody. This type of relatable humour would have better success on social media accounts or websites. Which will typically have a very broad target audience but the type of humour will reach out to young adults and teens of both genders as it will be more relatable to them due to the brands that I am covering such as Apple and Nike.
The software Intend to use is Adobe Photoshop, I think the 10 images will be achievable as I have garnered a fair amount of experience using this software over he past two years. The format of posters is something I am quite familiar with as well due to me having to do a fair amount for other projects and units.
Due to a large portion of my project being doing on Adobe Photoshop I will not need to expend a lot of money on this project, I may have to take one of my own images for a few of the posters but as I already own a camera this will not be a problem. My intended budget is £60 which I will be using to cover the printing costs which can cost around £20-50.
The largest constraint for me is time, seeing as I will need to interview and survey a fair amount of people in order to get a reasonable amount of quotes will be difficult as I am covering 10 companies, in order to lighten the load I will also be using the internet to gain the quotes by looking at such things as reviews. I will need to get in touch with the people who made the reviews and comments and ask there permission to use them but that will depend if I can’t get the adequate quotes from people I will interview.
Overall I am lukewarm on my idea mainly due to the fact that its a lighthearted project as opposed to trying to tackle something important, the reason for this is due to time constraints and how I hadn’t managed to come up with an idea quick enough so I had to think I’m something in a relatively short time.
I hope I can keep the images consistent in terms of tone and humour and doing 10 images could result in a lack of enthusiasm.
The final format will be a series of a3 images. The images will be in portrait rotation as this is the typical format in which posters are presented in.