In this exercise we worked around the decade of the1950s and the idea was to collet as much visual information as possible, research about the visual characteristics of this period, to the produce an illustration of someone sitting in a chair and surrounded by the typical artefacts of the era.
To gather inspiration and learn more about the decade, I created a Pinterest board where I collected images as well as articles about the 50s: www.pinterest.com/astrid_badell/ocas-projects/the-decade-of-the-1950s/
From a visual point of view, this decade was describe as one full “bubblegum colours, sci-fi shapes and technicolor textiles as some of the trademarks of the era.” Because of its post-war character, it reflected the need to have fun and live life. It was also the time in which many movies and rockstars where taking their first steps and many big films where produced.
From the images I collected in my Pinterest board, I took the one that from my point of view better represented the decade and created the following moodboard:
This one my first approach to a final piece, however it was very difficult to me to include the character, also I considered that making such a complex image was taking me away of some details I wanted to add. So, I started over and produce a second image which is my final illustration for this exercise.
I'm Astrid Badell-Suhr, designer and illustrator, specialist in communication