Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Design is about doing: Posters

The brief requires me to design a series of three A2 posters that communicate:

"It always rains in your country. Make a poster for visitors to the UK explaining why so much rain is attractive. Don't be sarcastic. after all, rain can be romantic, useful and beautiful.''

What is rain:

When the water droplets or ice crystals that make up clouds become too large to remain suspended in the air, they fall. Water in any form that falls from clouds-snow, rain, hail-is called precipitation. Many different conditions cause precipitation. In tropical regions of the world, air currents cause the water droplets in a cloud to bump into one another; this bumping forces them together into larger droplets and they fall as rain. If the cloud is high in the sky, and the air the rain passes through is warm and dry, the rain may evaporate before it ever reaches Earth. In colder climates, most rain starts out as snowflakes or ice crystals. Depending on how high the cloud and how warm the air, these crystals will fall to Earth either as rain or as snow (or perhaps as sleet or hail).

The benefits of rain:
-Rain barrels and cisterns can reduce water demand for irrigation, car washing, or other nonpotable uses. -Property owners save money on their water bills and public water systems experience lower peak water demand and less stress on local water supplies.
-Property owners who have cisterns and rain barrels can use stored water for landscape purposes, even during outdoor watering bans.
-If installed and used properly, rain barrels and cisterns can reduce storm water runoff volume through retention, and will also help to reduce the peak discharge rate through retention.

Quotes about rain:
A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in. 
Frederick The Great 

You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That's a part of it. 
Denzel Washington 

I know Sir John will go, though he was sure it would rain cats and dogs.
Jonathan Swift

A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning. 
James Dickey

It never rains but it pours.
English proverb

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
Jerry Chin

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone. I can see all obstacles in my way. 
Johnny Nash

Into each life some rain must fall. 
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent. 
Dave Barry

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. 
Dolly Parton 


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