Erin Park


Class of: 2024

Major: Fine Arts BFA

Medium: Digital poster

Faculty: Anastasia Aukeman (Seminar) and Barbara A. Friedman (Studio)

Prompt: For this assignment, we were asked to explore typography and its voice in our public declaration by creating a personal manifesto. The final work was to create a manifesto poster that presented an idea we were committed to and a declaration of what we wanted the viewers or the public to understand.

This final project allowed us to present our very own idea or declaration, and so I wanted to work upon the idea of not caring about what others think about ourselves. The main phrase “just forget about what others think about you” is the central message of my personal manifesto, and the smoke-like shape refers to the instant imagery of what I thought the act of forgetting would look like.

The smaller texts that are slowly disappearing represent the negative thoughts we tend to think of when being conscious of what others may perceive of ourselves, whereas the short phrases that seem to appear to represent the positive aspects we should think about instead of the negative thoughts.

The red and yellow color scheme comes from the inspiration of the Russian Constructivism posters, which we were asked to reference from in this assignment.