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!

Comments (1)

  1. Nicholas Thompson


    I feel as if the letter format of the bill board really ties it all together. It is trying to maintain formatlity, whilst still being direct with the other drivers who have the music turned up

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