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Road Signs

symbol problem
 

Immediate, practical communication is the primary function of the road sign. You need to be straight to the point and cause an immediate reaction.

With this in mind, design 3 road signs. Choose any 3 messages that you would like to convey:

  • ant farm
  • paint-ball area
  • cactus plantation
  • fortune teller
  • target range
  • botanical gardens
  • kite flying area
  • school parking lot
  • knitting area
  • beauty stop
  • wi-fi access
  • classical music ahead
  • hot-air balloon landing
  • zombie crossing
  • memory upgrade
  • fresh apple pie smell ahead
  • nuclear plant
  • Bermuda triangle

resource:

visual basics

R. & J. Wilde
Visual Literacy
ISBN 0-8230-5620-1

 

GALLERY

watermelon farm

pyramids

paratrooper landing

chess playing area

earthquake / fault line

blackout

Morse texting area

caterpillar sanctuary

baseball field ahead

STEPS

Execute each solution as a finished piece in black.

If the concept dictates, use an additional color.

Simplify and stylize image as much as possible but make sure the message is still clear.

Use mostly silhouettes.

Use worksheets to sketch your ideas.

Chose your best solutions and execute them.

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