Year of Birth, 1983 | February 2008 | Print

Poster Design

The assignment: To research and explore the year of my birth. Taking into consideration significant events that happened within my family, culture, community, politics, etc. Based on this information research and create a triptych of that year and its personal significance to my life.

The Solution: The numbers 1 & 9 symbolize the rise in consumerism and poverty during 1983. The 8 & 3 speaks to the technology, modern medicine, and gadgets that were created to meet the demands of a rapidly increasing society and a continued increase in consumerism. Lastly, the presence of Michael Jackson symbolizes his ability to feed off both worlds successfully. Core programs used in this design were Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Tasks involved were: research, ideation, design, documentation, and print.