“I had to mediate between (my) ego and criticism.”
What’s the idea behind your poster?
I really learned on the importance of good criticism on a process of work. So basically the poster has two layers. The background which has two components, a dumbbell disc, and some balloons and the handwritten sentence in the foreground. The dumbbell disc stands for myself and my ego which “too heavy” sometimes. The balloons symbolize all things that could bring me further: collaborations, criticism, etc. The animated version is important to symbolize the message of the poster. Having a “smaller ego” in the right situations and accepting good criticism brings you further up. The foreground is a digital on-screen handwriting of my sentence. I chose a handwriting cause because for me this is one of the most honest ways to communicate next to spoken language. I wrote it just once, and I’m not really happy with the outcome. This imperfection stands for a process which wasn’t criticized at all. The crappy typography is a great contrast to the perfect objects in the background. Classic corrections, for example in school, are mostly made by hand. The self-criticism of the poster destroys the clean atmosphere, hurting the eyes while making the whole thing better.