This was a short time frame (90 minutes) personal project to recreate a print advertisement from pre-1980 that could be placed in a current magazine such as Wired. The original advertisement I found was for Apple Computers and away I went. The original ad from 1979 can be viewed via Classic Computing.
I attempted to grasp the minimalist Apple design aesthetic and mix it with a little humor. I also wanted to convey the idea of just how easy it is today to but a computer. In 1979 you had to call Apple on the telephone and now you can just go online to the Apple website purchase everything you need with minimal hassle.
This project was another short time line to stretch my skills a little. The brief was to take an object that I have with me everyday and create 3 print advertisements with 3 different directions to follow:
Show the item in a positive light
Show the item as an inferior item
Show the item in a metaphorical light.
I chose my earbuds as subject matter. The first direction, positive, was meant to look similar to but different than original AKG® print ads. All of the images were found online to go with the short time I was given, so I do not claim ownership of any of the pieces I used.
The second direction, inferiority, put the AKG® headphones up against the Beats By Dre Studio™ headphones, with the Beats™ headphones winning out for various reasons.
The final direction put the headphones in a metaphorical context as a mind-reading tool used for counseling purposes.
A mock annual report for Quiksilver. All images are from Quiksilvers’ web site. My idea was to take the annual report and make it more interesting by adding elements from Quiksilvers’ clothing catalog. I thought this approach would give share holders a better idea of where their money was going and how it was working.