Using Gimp or a similar program, create a public service announcement billboard on something that really aggravates you about people, society, the world, etc. It can be serious, goofy, but not offensive. Use a 680 x 300 work space in order to mimic the space of a billboard and have fun with how your positioning, font, colors, and images can help get your message across in a small space. Take it to the next level but superimposing it on a photo of an existing billboard!Assignment Bank- Design Assignments
I decided to make my billboard very simple. Its gets the message across, nonetheless. I thought it would be funny to bring attention to drivers who blast their music.
The topic of the billboard was between waiting until a lane ends to get over and playing loud music. I am not completely sure why I chose playing loud music, but my message makes for a fun billboard. Whenever I drive, I appreciate seeing funny or witty billboards, so I thought it would be cool to make it kind of funny.
It was hard to figure out the right sizing of text for this size. At first, I made the listen too large, so there was not enough room for the other text and image to fit nicely. I was kind of hesitant to put the signature in cursive, but I thought it might add some humor like the billboard is a letter. The cursive is not too difficult to read, too, and I think it ties the design together.
I also had a hard time deciding how the text should be flushed. I originally had “Listen…” on the left, the body of the text in the middle, and “Sincerely” towards the bottom right. I wanted to add a picture, but it did not fit very well in this format so I moved things around until I got the final product.
I’m really happy with how this billboard turned out, and I can’t wait to design some more this week!