“Preparing my portfolio … I found myself in Canada.”
What’s the idea behind your poster?
Now more than ever we migrate and travel.
Due to the resources that enable us to move around the globe, whether it’s physically or virtually, it seems that we can exist in a specific place but, at the same time, we can be somewhere else.
This poster is a geographic depiction of a place overlaid with many more “places” through the use of a coordinate number, a map, and aerial photography. These three elements are images with different degrees of iconicity (abstraction, figuration, and realism) that represent Vancouver, Canada—my current home and its surroundings.
The coordinate numbers refer to the City of Vancouver; it’s an abstract representation of a place because the viewer doesn’t know where the place is, even if the numbers change. The map approaches further detail, but at the same time, there is no landmark. Lastly, the photo is a real extension of the map as the aerial perspective does not provide clear references to the actual location.
The contrast between the large size type at the top of the poster and the small text at the bottom shows the relativity of my (our) state of connectedness and presence. The statement at the top, almost screaming, “I AM HERE” statement loses strength and fades down along the poster.