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Question for artists - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
Question for artists
I need advice from those more visually oriented than I am.

I'm doing a program in late July which boils down to "Fix a dystopia." (Eg, you're playacting as Paylor, and now you have to fix Panem after the war.) The five books we might work with are THG, Divergent, Clockwork Orange, Lord of the Flies, and 1984.

Without using any copyrighted images, what central figure could I use on the flyer? It occurred to me to a kind of serious and somber one -- a silhouetted girl with a braid and a bow, with three birds flying in the air against a sunset -- but I'm not sure that would market to the audience (teens).

Not asking for art (unless someone is feeling SUPER generous, because I can't pay), just advice.
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penfold_x From: penfold_x Date: June 14th, 2017 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not an artist unfortunately, but now I really, really want to know what this program is for (a con? a book?). Sounds FASCINATING
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: June 14th, 2017 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Summer reading program at the library. Maybe I'll play a round here at the blog, too, if anyone's interested.
penfold_x From: penfold_x Date: June 15th, 2017 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Consider this at least one vote for on the blog, too! :D
From: (Anonymous) Date: June 15th, 2017 09:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not an artist either, but it seems to me that if you're going to have 5 or so books to choose from, then all of them should somehow be incorporated into the poster. ~Karen
From: (Anonymous) Date: June 16th, 2017 02:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Or something to represent a destroyed Utopian scenario, such as a ruined and empty battlefield. Or the larks, still bravely singing, fly.
From: (Anonymous) Date: June 19th, 2017 07:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Whoops, accidentally made a prior post a spam one due to link.
Anyways, if you didn't see it, I was just offering to make a sketch for you. No worries about needing to commission; I do a monthly doodle, and this could be a good exercise.

I was also making an artistic suggestion:
Two halves.
Girl in middle.
Left half is dystopia. Examples being warzone, Orwellion darkened backdrop, left hand shackled, etc.
Right half is clear except for the three birds. Maybe a tree.

How does that sound?

-- FFR
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: June 19th, 2017 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
It sounds lovely... alas, I had to get the flyer in, so I just went with my random idea.
From: (Anonymous) Date: June 20th, 2017 01:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah. Haha. Makes sense you need to get it out ASAP.

In any case, hope the workshop's a hit.

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