A second take on minimalist travel posters, this time based on The Planet of the Apes, because I occasionally check Apple Trailers and the new entry in the series keeps popping up.
Here's the how-to:
- First, think of a location that would have sufficient cultural recognition and that can be simplified into a minimalistic image. Little point (or at least less) in referencing something that no one can recognise. For me, I found it easier to work off of sci-fi or fantasy movies for this purpose, probably because these movies also have to introduce you to the fictional locale the stuff takes place in, on top of telling the story as was the case here, or so I would think. Doesn't mean you have to go sci-fi/fantasy, but it probably makes your job easier.
- Tagline brainstorming. This was just to accent the poster and is totally unnecessary, but I think it helps make the poster both memorable and possibly funny.
- Searching for appropriate reference images on Google image search ("earth" and "gorillas" in this case).
- Drawing out the silhouettes on Photoshop. You don't need 1337 skillz for this. Basically what you wanna do is copy a photo of something from Google etc., open up Photoshop, create a new layer above your copied image and using the brush tool paint over your desired object. It's basically tracing (colouring in the lines) and requires no real drawing skill. This only works for silhouettes though. :P
- Making random small circles for stars. Like, seriously. All the background portion is is different-sized circles and a gradient. Minimalist is the word. :D
- Doing a free fonts search for Planet of the Apes :P. Found. Installed on computer and tweaked a little. If you need help on installing fonts I've got a little walkthrough here.
- Submit. :D Click. Button. On your mouse, use your finger and click the lef-..okay just kidding :P I'm sure we've got that part covered. Right? RIGHT??