For my manifesto, I read a lot of the recommended texts as well as reflected on a few older pieces of work (bibliography below). Although all of them had a different approach, a lot of them had similar threads, such as, creating impactful work, learn to collaborate with others and be willing to teach. For my manifesto, I wanted to incorporate theses ideas and also focus on the idea that we need to seek not just understand our surroundings but, what is happening in our world and our universe.
For my first few attempts, I was trying to use the metaphor of mother nature and add in elements of plants, rocks and water (below left). However, I realized that this then focus on what is happening in nature and not necessarily the whole design world. My second attempt (below right) tried to bring in the idea of seeing other sides so I thought I could use the metaphor of a telescope and the view being bounced off a different side, represented by an angle. But, the poster seemed to lack a cohesive feel.
For my final design, I decided to incorporate the consolations, conveying a feeling of vastness within our universe. The figures at the bottom left are reflecting a teacher showing the stars and consolations to a group of pupils. The parts about the poster which I can’t tell if it totally works is the heavy set of the figures. Although I wanted so suggest solidity, they might be too heavy for the design and make it fell a bit off balance. But overall, I am happy with the design. 8/10
Baker, Harriet. 10 Game Changing Art Manifestos, Royal Academy of Arts, pub April 10, 2015. Retrieved Jan 8, 2018 from https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/article/ten-game-changing-manifestos
Berger, John. Ways of Seeing. London, Penguin Classics, 1972
Bierut, Michael. Michael Bierut at 2015 Aiga Design Conference:What I’ve Learned. Retrieved Jan 8, 2018 from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUxWjZcAfvA
Chochinov, Allan. 1000 Words: A Manifesto for Sustainability in Design, April 06, 2007. Retrieved Jan 8, 2018 from http://www.core77.com/posts/40586
Garland, Ken. First and Last, Retrieved Jan 9, 2018 from https://pleasantlearning.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/first-and-last-ken-garland.pdfManifesto 1Manifesto