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Final David Benoit Poster

I have really agonized over every detail of this poster. I think this has got to be my record for iterations. I'm almost embarrassed to show how many I have. Almost. But I have come a long way. I am proud of this piece, though I never feel finished with anything.

  • explain your overall concept for the poster. 
  • mention your use of rhetoric (what tropes are present?) and / or use of physical processes. 
  • also touch on how you responded to audience feedback during your process. Remember your emails? 
  • if time allows, explain something new you learned through this process.

My overall concept for this poster was to evoke the essence of Charlie Brown, Charles Schulz, and David Benoit's jazz piano. I used personification by putting Charlie Brown's shirt pattern onto a Christmas bulb. You could also say it is metonymy, one part representing a whole idea. I studied Charles Schulz's line quality in his illustrations and tried to pick out key elements and symbols from the motion picture. I listened to the score to make sure I was evoking the proper emotions within my poster. I wanted this poster to have weight to represent the existential questions that Charlie Brown is always searching for answers to. I needed the type to be visible and the idea to be clear. I think I gained some real skills by illustrating this poster and I tried things that I normally wouldn't have.