Assignment #1 – The Big Caption – Who’s Laughing Now?

http://ds106.us/assignments/design/ – Assignment: The Big Caption  – Description: In the spirit of http://thebigcaption.com/ take any photo featured on The Big Picture (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/) and add typographical text elements in a way that changes the message.

Here’s my go at it 🙂

I saw this picture of really happy revelers at Glastonbury Festival – just sheer joy on their faces… and I thought, well this is so straight forward – what if I turned it on its head… what if they weren’t just really cool people having good fun… but something more sinister.. AND with so much trouble in the world and so many wars  etc.. should anyone really be smiling?  OK, lighten up, I know.. but back to the juxtaposition… I started by thinking of the reasons why folks shouldn’t be smiling – or why in reality so many folks are NOT smiling – times are tough! – anyway – so who MIGHT be smiling these days… a-ha…. it came to me…  The text on his shirt was difficult to make readable….

Glastonbury Remix assignment

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2 thoughts on “Assignment #1 – The Big Caption – Who’s Laughing Now?

  1. Nice picture. I was just thinking about this last night – how there are so many big problems in the world and people can either flip out at the little stuff or smile and ignore it all. I think that’s an evolved psychological defense mechanism, both ways.

    Two things, though: Fracking? Like in Battlestar Galactica?
    And the tilted caption: In black it’s a bit hard to see on top of the guy’s shirt.

    • Hi Alan,
      Thanks for taking the time to comment. I’m proctoring an exam and this keyboard is too loud – so more later – fracking is the problem that happens with drilling for natural gas and the polluted ground water (I think)…more later… shhhhhhhhhhh

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