Wanted: Jesse James


Jesse James has always had a special place in my heart as far as outlaws go. Granted, he was a crazy guy and certainly not a saint, but I have done quite a bit of research on him in the past and so I feel a sort of acquaintance with his questionable character. He would do just about anything for the benefit of himself and his gang. So, naturally, I decided to make a wanted poster of him based on this assignment.

I tried to apply the reading we had this week to this poster, ensuring that it was a standard size according to the limits suggested by the book and that the lettering on the page was pleasing and spatially appealing. I used a color base and a texture under the content to give the image more depth and variety. The photo itself is not the highest quality, but there’s only so much to do with photographs as old as this one. Everything was organized and finished in Paint.Net.

This was a cool project to do. It was kind of simple, but a good start for practicing design. I think the poster came out looking decent for all intents and purposes. If I did it again, I would probably make it more rustic-looking and make the file smaller in general.

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