Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Proverbally yours / Message and interpretation

For this brief we selected a proverb from the randomiser, in order to create three different posters which which visually identify and interpret the proverb. 

My proverb 'better late than never'

I have researched a little about the meaning of the proverb in order to understand how i could go about designing.
Better late than never is pretty self explanatory. 'To arrive anytime, is better than not arriving at all' for example being late for work is more suitable than not making any effort to get there. 
Even though the proverb seems pretty straight forward, i cant fully get my head around what to do with it. therefore i looked up some dictionary definitions to help me see it in a different context.

-Doing something late is better than not doing it.
-Something that you say which means it is better for someone or something to be late than never to arrive or to happen
-It is good this happened now although it should have happened sooner


Here is some images i have found which connect to 'better late than never'

1. The recognizable large white rabbit is a character from Alice in wonderland's adventures, holding a clock in his hand, worried about being late for an appointment, never the less arrived at his destination but later than planned. 

2. A child like comic drawing, which isn't something i'd normally like but it has a sense of sarcasm to it. When some one arrives at a destination late what they should of been on time, anyone who was expecting them surely wouldn't be pleased nor happy at the fact they were late. I think this image interprets it well, a burning house needs attention sooner rather than later, yet the image clearly says the fireman have arrived late leaving the individual unimpressed. 


3. Here is my second example, an informing message in a the format of a card. this could send an array of messages: belated birthday, belated anniversary etc. anything which a message had the means of arriving on time, could be delivered later and still send the message, however late, the message still arrived.  


4. Below is an image of a clock, immediately drew my attention as the face has no numbers only dots as a signal of time, the boldest element of the clock is the large text saying 'better late than never' almost a message conveying that not being on time doesn't matter, as long as you arrive at your destination at some time, pointless purpose of a clock, perhaps guessing then number of ticks the hand makes in an hour would help to be when ever?

Here are some other images i came across which i think may help me develop some ideas for my posters:

Alot of images I've came across tend to have a clock or something referring to being in a rush being them main focus point, i think i should look further into people who are always against the clock, avoiding being late. 

Stereotypical people never want  to be late/get punished for being late tend to be school children, people rushing to work, those who tend to get stuck in traffic at the most inconvenient time.

I think from looking at images which relate directly to better late than never i can further my research.

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