We all have our dreams; where to go when we win the lotto or what we’ll do when we have time and money enough to travel the world; Africa – South America or maybe the pyramids in Egypt. Those thoughts were the basis for this display.
Not everyone can travel at a whim but everybody can always travel in one’s mind. Visiting unknown destinations, fantasizing about historical facts or reading books and scanning the internet to learn about other cultures.
What kind of images would people have in mind when thinking of being somewhere else, doing something totally different?
I wanted to have a peek in the mind of different kinds of people (see: personality-types in the sidebar”>personality types)) showing that most of us dream of things others would not even think of. I opened up (literally) the minds of some of the figures on the display like the insight you get in others peoples life when reading a book.
Timeframes were not relevant and I crossed cultures, time and gender.
While working on the posters my imagination grew wilder and wilder and I I had a ball imagining what I could add to make it even more hilarious.
It was lots of fun to find punchy lines about heads and books illustrating that you can travel the world from your lazy chair with the right book and some time to spare.
What you need:
- a huge imagination
- courage to try something unfamiliar
- a bit of extra time and space to prepare the posters
- copies of (enlarged) images from library books or internet
- different colours card and paper
- large size coloured card
- pink and blue wrapping paper
- tools: blu-tack/ tape/ stapler/ scissors/ guillotine/ ruler/ glue stick
What to do:
Take an image you choose and look how you can make it 3D. Place it on the poster. Find slogans referring to reading and books and cut and paste them to the poster. Don’t be shy, make it funny or unusual or even scary. Use book stories or magazines articles to make your poster more adventurous. Copy ideas from this website display and use them to your own advantage, it will make me proud.
This display contains all the elements I describe in: Tips for creating displays. I used unusual colour schemes, created 3D effects, used the offcuts to connect images and text and stepped out of the box of traditional thinking while letting my imagination grow wild.
Seeing my ideas coming together in this bright 3D display was a fantastic journey.