Ethan Allen Smith
Inspired by the loud colors typical of a carnival and focused on the wonderfully ridiculous foods only found at state fairs, this poster is designed to incite a childlike enthusiasm at the idea of attending the fair. The project brief limited us to three spot colors, so these colors are created by layering a pink, a rich yellow, and a light blue.
To simulate vintage screen printing, I used a simple technique I created. Convert a highly textured image (in this case, a rusty wall) to grayscale. Adjust levels dramatically to create a speckled pattern. Use this pattern as a mask on each color layer. As long as the mask on each layer is differently aligned, the speckled pattern will look like worn ink.