I tested out the proposed placement of my text by sticking my positives onto one of the prints that didn’t come out perfectly.
I tried out four different types with the topic in black and in the colour of the background.
My final screenprints now the pen has been added.
The screenprints I made from my positives before adding the pen to them.
These are the final five designs to print for my posters
I showed this initial poster design, initial sketches and told my list of topics to several people and this was their feedback:
“If it’s about consent then it should be more unisex”
“I think you should have a guy there as well, consent takes two people”
“You need to tell guys about consent too”
“I like the idea and format, the colours are really pretty”
“It looks quite scruffy at the moment but it’ll be better when printed”
“It’s a really necessary campaign”
“I didn’t learn about a lot of this in school”
“It’s a nice theme, very relevant”
“Many teachers try to scare you, this isn’t scary”
“STIs is a good one to talk about, they just tell you not to get them”
Once I had taken on this feedback, I showed people my final 5 designs
“The contraception one is good but I’m not 100% sure what’s coming out of the packet, it looks like flames”
“I like how the contraception one is subtle but still shows it”
“I really like the healthy relationships one, it’s inclusive of different kinds of relationships”
“I like how uncomfortable the orange hand looks, but it could be more so to emphasise it”
“I think it’s nice, it shows togetherness and happiness” – About healthy relationships
“It’s really good” -About Consent
“It’s hard to tell it’s about consent without the words on it”
“The different figures’ stances are a nice visual cue”
“The odd mix of colours illustrates it well” -About STIs
“The colours clash a bit too much” – About STIs
“The colours don’t work in those places, it could work if you changed them” – About STIs
“I like how it’s not just focusing on one STI”
“The swab looks like a tiny lollipop”
“You need the text to know what it’s about” – STIs
“It’s really cute” – About Body Positivity
“It reminds me of actimel adverts but more colourful” – About Body Positivity
“I like it, it’s so loving” – About Body Positivity
“Putting the hands on a stomach is good, so many people hate their stomachs”
These are some of the initial sketches I did for some of my topics.
After showing my initial sketch for consent to a few people, their feedback was that it needs to be more unisex so it can push that both men and women need to know about consent. They thought this could be done by having two figures in the frame. I took this advice on board and redrew my sketch with the two figures.
For the one I drew for STIs, the ribbon’s colour was a problem because many different causes use a certain colour ribbon to press their issue, red is for AIDS awareness, pink for breast cancer, purple for the trans community. I drew the ribbon in red for AIDS awareness but it contradicts with my colour scheme so I chose to change the design instead.
There are several STIs that are screened for with a swab so I thought this was universal to show a variety of STIs, not just AIDS. I don’t like the colour scheme though so when I print this, I will alter them.
For my poster for healthy relationships, I didn’t like the placement of the hands so I redrew it with the hands holding instead.
I looked back at some of the initial sketches I did during the idea play task to get inspiration for how to present my subjects.
I wrote a list of subjects I may want to explore during this project:
To be ready for sexual intimacy
Confidence in ones abilities
To be themselves
*Non-nuclear families (separated parents, same sex parents, raised by another family member, adoption/foster families, single parent)
The ones with * next to them are the ones I want to look into further.
I began by brainstorming some ideas of what I could draw for some of my topics.
The next step is to text some of these out