Poster Critique

I selected a poster of the movie ‘My Neighbor Totoro‘ by artist Olly Moss. I think the poster does justice to the classic, capturing the essence of the movie in playful colors.

Original files on my github.

Cropped_Poster

Process:

GRID :

  • Lay out in gimp image editing software.
  • The color of the grid lines should be selected to contrast with all colors in the image.

COLORS :

  • Change the image mode to five indexed colors, letting gimp select the colors itself.
  • Identify the percentage cover of each color with the histogram tool in gimp.
  • Export the indexed image into InkScape.
  • Selecting the color using the eyedropper tool, make circles of area proportional to percentage cover of each color.
  • Align the circles to the right of the image.
  • Export the image along with the semicircles.

FONTS:

  • Open the image in InkScape.
  • Crop sections of image with each individual font.
  • Identify the font using WhatTheFont.
  • Use MyFonts to get sample text for each font (if the font is not free).
  • Grab the image samples and import them in InkScape.
  • Trace bitmap to get manipulatable vectors for the image.
  • Change the color and size of the vector to match the image context.
  • Export image from InkScape.

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