For my fantasy Ted Talk, I chose Shosh from Girls giving a talk on ” The Correlation Between Men’s Willingness to Pursue Employment and Number of Things Hated”. At the end of this season, Shosh broke up with her boyfriend because he lacked any sort of motivation and hated everything but her. She could not longer tolerate his negativity in her life as she grows into a full formed human.
So first I found a picture of the actress that plays shosh standing up, it was strangely hard to find full body pictures of people standing up. I cut her out of that photo and put her into the template. Then I made a graph of all the things Shosh lists that Ray hates in their break up scene.I estimated how much he hates each item.
I luckily found an excellent tutorial on how to do color splash. I chose this photo of blooming cherry blossoms from Flickr. Spring has finally arrived, kind of, and I wanted to highlight the colors of spring in the photo. I used the various red and pinks and made the rest of the dead like branches black and white.
For my own little design create I decided to make my very own album without sound. Xianjue Subdistrict was what came up for my random wikipedia article, the little lego tank was my flickr pic and the last line of the last quote was Learn to labour and to wait which is from
Let us, then be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labour and to wait.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I chose a stencil like font for the band name, it reminded me of the branding on the boxes of military secrets in Indiana Jones. I wanted the title to be a little different and on the opposite corner as the band name. I chose a softer font and matched the color to one of the components on the tank. I feel like this band is kinda hipster with diverse band members who all met in an Asian culture class in college. They small gigs which are mostly attended by girlfriends and friends. The band is not their full time pursuits.
Daydreaming while in the car is the best, especially when you have the mountains to look out to