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For this assignment, you will be creating a visual narrative timeline using images of posters that changed the public conversation. You should include information about what was going

For this assignment, you will be creating a visual narrative timeline using images of posters that changed the public conversation. You should include information about what was going on in the world when each poster was designed and what happened after. Your timeline should show how posters, viral posters, memes, etc., continue to impact and reflect society's concerns.


Part One: Research and Collection

  • Research a major historical occurrence, cultural phenomenon, or artistic movement. It must have taken place sometime between 1933 and the present. Also, a specific poster (or poster campaign) must have played a crucial role.
  • Determine which events were the most significant in your selected historical, cultural, or artistic happening. You must include a minimum of five events.
  • Think critically about each event and why it is important.
  • A major portion of your grade will be how well you explain or demonstrate the connection between events and designs.
  • Write 1-2 short sentences about each event stating why it is an important milestone.
  • Include the text as part of the timeline.
  • Be certain that your text is clear and concise.
  • Create or acquire graphics for the timeline.
  • You must include one for each event, for a total of at least five graphics.
  • Graphics may be photos and/or your own vector creations.
  • At least one of the images must be of a poster (or poster campaign) that played a crucial role in your selected historical, cultural, or artistic happening.
  • If you didn’t create the graphics, and they are not in the public domain, then you must include the Creative Commons licensing, or cite the sources for images used.

Part Two: Designing the Timeline

  • Layout each event on a timeline (either horizontally or vertically) using Illustrator. Each event must have a year, text, and graphic.
  • Dimensions of your timeline must meet the following specifications:
  • 1366 pixels wide (the Web Preset).
  • Your timeline should reflect the following design considerations:
  • Use appropriate typography and color harmonies.
  • Use sufficient white space so that text and graphics aren’t crowded together.
  • Be aware of contrast, alignment, hierarchy, balance, and unity.
  • Scale the timeline uniformly so that it is easy to see the pace of development.
  • Provide creativity and originality in execution and design.
  • Please download Creating a Document in Illustrator for additional help on how to create a timeline.

Creating a Document in Illustrator

  • For more information on image citation and information on image citation in APA Guide.

Submit your completed assignment by following the directions linked below. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.

Save your work as an AI file. Then, save a copy as a PDF file. Submit the PDF file.

Module 03 Assignment: Visual Narrative Timeline

Create a Document in Illustrator

· To begin set up a document in Illustrator.

· Then decide how many years the timeline will span. In this case let’s use our dates from the posters lecture which span from 1933 to 2008, a span of 75 years.

· If we create a document as a web document that is 1366 pixels wide. (the Web Preset)

· Once you have your document open use your rectangle tool to draw a rectangle across the length of the document.

· If your timeline has a uniform number of events that includes every year. Then go to Object Path Split into grid and divide the long rectangle into 25 even parts.

· Or out of these 25 years, many have no posters. There are 14 distinct years represented on our timeline, some will have two posters that were designed the same year. Their appearance does not follow a consistent pattern, many happen all at once and there are gaps in the timeline with no featured posters.

· One way to set up the time line in cases like these is to draw a vertical line which will represent our first event,

This first line will represent 1933.

Make a list of all of the events and see how many years separate each event.

Here is a list of our posters:

1933-Goebles, Nazy Propaganda

3 years

1936- John Heartsfield , Adolph the Superman Swallows Gold and Spouts Junk

3 years

1939- Various Artists, WPA Posters

1939- Unknown, British Keep Calm and Carry on Poster

3 years

1942-Howard Miller, Rosie the Riverter

3 years

1955- Joseph Muller Brockman’s – Der Film

4 years

1959- Armin Hoffman, Giselle

5 years

1964- Yusaku Kamekura, Tokio Olympics

3 years

1967- Milton Glaser, Bob Dylan

1967- Bonnie MacLean, Fillmore East

3 years

1970 Various Artists, Anti War posters

4 years

1981- IBM, Rubis

4 years

1986-Shoshin Society, Anti-Nuclear Proliferation

10 years

1996-Paula Scher , Public Theater

1996-Chaz Maviyane-Davies, Human Rights

3 years

1999-Lluba LuKova , Peace

11 years

2008-Shepard Farey, Hope

Vertical Line

Next, Select line then double click on the Selection Tool.

Selection Tool

This will reveal the Selection Tool Panel.

Selection Tool Panel

In the panel and with the vertical line selected, type in 3 in the Horizontal, 0 for the vertical and then hit Copy. You will see a second line, three pixels to the right of our first. Repeat the process 14 times typing in the amount of space you want the line to move and you should end up with a group of lines like the ones below.

Vertical Line Group

Select this group of lines and expand them to the desired length of the timeline. The proportions between the years should stay appropriate.

Expand Group to Full Width

Now begin to label and add images, when you have two events or posters on the same date be creative, place images above and below. But make sure your information remains clear.

Dates in Place

You can turn the dates, add text, add color, as long as all of your design decisions add to the viewers engagement and understanding of the events in connection to their chronology.

· Do not simply cut and paste from the module content. Do your own research.

· Carefully considering each element in a design is an important part of being a graphic designer. A significant part of the grade for this assignment will be the clarity of your thought in making cogent connections between events and designs.


Save your work as an AI file. Then, save a copy as a PDF file. Submit the PDF file.