After looking at a sampling of poster design history, including everything from WWII propaganda posters to 1960's psychedelic concert posters, students noted the fundamental issues of graphic design: creating interesting art while serving a specific purpose. In the case of our project, students had to create an interesting design for the event poster while including all the necessary information for the audience. Students were asked to not only give date/time/place type information, but also to give a feel for the atmosphere and purpose of the event.
The proceeds from the event were to benefit our school-wide effort called Water for Wotera. One of our exchange students, Desta Bume, is an extraordinary young man from a village near Wotera, Ethiopia who, although facing immeasurable odds, has excelled in his education. See our school Website for more information.
Sophomore student Baxter Whittenberg's poster design was chosen for the cover of the Talent Show/Prom Fair program and posters!