Below is my final poster:
As I mentioned in the previous post, I think I need to include a title in my poster. Otherwise it is unclear on who’s travel experiences the passport stamps relate to. I decided to add another globe in which it would have the text ‘Where I have been and when’. I then gave the text a fisheye effect so that it looked like it was being wrapped around the globe. I then added an outline of the world map and edited its opacity and set it behind the text so it wouldn’t overlap.
I went back to my research to look for inspiration for my poster idea as I want the globe to be more packed and not have as much white space. I saw the idea to create plane stamps to fill the blank space, similar as the one shown below:
I think this is a nice and simple idea to include in my design, as my poster is all about travelling by plane across the world. Therefore I made my own representation of this idea (as seen below). I will duplicate these two plane stamps and edit the colours.
I edited the colour’s and rescaled the plane stamps and then added a slight grey gradient to the background. The image on the right was the result:
The poster design is coming together now but I think it is still missing something as there is quite a lot of blank space. I will look back on previous research to get inspiration. But, I’m happy with the way it is looking as it’s what I visioned. I also added a shadow effect to the globe to make it look 3D/prominent. The image on the right is the altered and current poster idea:
Here are my finished passport stamps of all the countries and cities, I have visited. Each passport stamp has the name of the city or country and has the year I visited. I’m really pleased with how they look as they fit the criteria that I set myself, and they follow the conventional colours of passport stamps.
The passport stamps are:
Los Angeles, China, France, Greece, London, Berlin, Amsterdam (Holland), Turkey, Cuba, Canada, Italy, Spain, Egypt and, New York
As, I want to make each passport stamp I create look like it has been stamped onto the globe there needs to be rough edges and bits of the stamp needs to be erased. Therefore I went on Adobe Illustrator and edited the passport stamp of France as shown below. I changed the colour of the stamp and also adjusted the opacity level along with this, I erased a few of the lines to give it a stamp effect. I’m pleased with how it has turned out.
For some of the stamps that I will be using in my poster, I created purely from shapes and text on Adobe Illustrator instead of using image trace of images from the internet. As seen below I created a United Arab Emirates Passport stamp, I also traced some arabic writing to include in the stamp. I then erased edges of the ellipses and text to make it look like a stamp.
Now, that I’ve started to get the base of having a globe as the main object in my poster, I wanted to refine the globe that I had made earlier. I wanted to create a better vector image of the globe. Again I used image trace for this, I then drew in curved lines that are on a globe.
I then switched to inkscape X11 and traced the outline of a passport stamp I found online by using the pen tool. I then edited the colours of the stamp and added text to include the date I went to France. The stamp came out really well however, I think it needs to have more of a stamp effect by making it look worn.
I altered the opacity of the globe’s line to below 50% and arranged it to the back of the layer, so it doesn’t overlap the passport stamps as I want those to be in the foreground. I also included two of the stamps, I created by using a similar process as before. At the moment the draft for the poster does look very bare, but once I have completed all the other passport stamps it should all fit together nicely.