As I havn’t produced a educational illustrated poster in a while, I thought I was due to post one and show all of you! In contrast to my World War One Illustrated Poster, or my Green Issues Poster, here I have illustrated about the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
As I really enjoy researching about history and what happened back in the day, I thought that this topic was very suitable for me to illustrate too. I’ll give a brief history lesson about the topic. After Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in 1955 for a white person, and was arrested, Martin Luther King told fellow black people to not use the Montgomery bus service, to make the local government change their laws.
After three hundred and eight days the laws were changed to allow black people to sit anywhere on the bus. Like my other poster designs, I have used graphic panels to show the stages of what happened in 1955, and hopefully let people learn about this event in history. With producing a poster this way, it allows the viewer to see each stage of the event.
After researching the topic online, and gathering appropriate material, I wrote up the content which would support my imagery.
I then drew my ideas and thumbnails in my sketchbook (shown below), and started to draw all the panels and information altogether, so I can see how they can work next to one another. When I got this sorted I produced the final illustrations and scanned these into Photoshop, to add text and headings.
I really got into this project as I enjoyed learning about this event, and producing the illustrations to help educate people in a fun and exciting way. Big cheer for Martin!
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