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    I'm currently in a History of Graphic design class, and my final is due in a week. My professor let us choose the project, giving us a lot of freedom, and I'm making a poster series. The idea is anime posters in the style of various deisgn/art movements, and some in the style of certain designers. I'm looking to get feedback and possible things to change and/or improve.

    An image of all of them is attached. If you want to see an individual one on a larger scale, let me know. Thanks
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    I have about 5 minutes before getting back to work here.
    I found this using a reverse image search and a screenshot of your first poster.
    (its a screenshot of the first line of returned search results.)
    This calls into question the rest of your work.
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    This is one of the reasons I hate self directed study projects in Graphic Design courses. Hated it when i was a student too.
    You get far to into your own likes and interests, when the real world couldn't be further from that.

    on the posters, graphic design usually serves a message. On that alone, these fail.
    As pretty pictures, assuming some of them are your own work, they do the job of representation of some aspects of art history.

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    • #3
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      • #4
        I randomly checked two others which seem rather authentic. Authentic from the anime perspective, anyway. and the background images seem unique enough for me to not be able to distinguish from anything else on the web.

        I do somewhat of a transition through graphic design history. though a couple pieces don't exactly fit into a precise period of art history. You may have to do some explaining.

        If your teacher is on the older side, as many history related teachers are, he may not appreciate the subject matter of anime. Though it's irrelevant to achieving the goal of the project, the subject of the pieces can still create a bias, conscious or otherwise. Know your audience, your client, or in this case, your professor.

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        • #5
          I'll give you the benefit of the doubt on the copying since you're trying to duplicate other styles and designers' works. As a student project, if the instructor buys into your logic on mimickry and copying, that's one thing. In the real world, however, habits of this sort can result in designers losing their jobs or getting sued.

          With that out of the way, the posters look really nice. Some of them are really quite beautiful, which is fantastic if that's the main objective and what your professor is after.

          Even so, I'm sort of lost when it comes to what they're about. The subject matter obviously means something to you, but I doubt many others would pick up on what you're trying to accomplish with them -- at least without you explaining them.

          To me, this comes across as a fine arts approach to graphic design, which is a trap many students fall into, and it's one that many academically inclined professors in fine arts-oriented schools fail to see as a problem. It typically only becomes a problem after the student graduates and finds out that the non-academic, professional world of graphic design doesn't operate that way.

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          • #6
            Nice posters are made by Happy-Go-Pucky, hope you score high in your project.

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