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The rejected ballot boxes

April 28th, 2010 · post by Edd · Make a comment

It’s two weeks since Last Hours published the ballot boxes poster. I’m not going to bore you with the pencil sketches of all the different ideas I came up with to try and communicate the image, but here are the two that got away (one with good reason, the other’s an idea I want to use on another day)

The ballot box cannot contain our desires. Government is not the limit of our imagination - all at sea

I like this alot, especially the speech bubbles. Unfortunately it didn’t really communicate what it needed to for this project so it had to get put to one side.

red ballot boxes - colour - text

This one was just hideously generic, and a bad illustration to boot. I was thrown by the initial brief that it should be a two colour poster . For some reason I’m really bad at limiting myself to two colour. Also, the type is rubbish. Anyhow, for a first working of the brief it’s not terrible and at least pointed the way not to go.

ballot-riot-colour

And the final version, which looks a lot better on the poster than it does as a small 500px graphic. I managed to smuggle a whole load of friends into the crowd scene, and I like the two blundering politicians perched on top of the ballot boxes. I’ve got to work out how I could use them in a future project.

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