For the recent “Arpanet” gig in the Pickle Factory in London, I decided to create an A2 poster as an exercise.
The concept conveys my interpretation of Gerald Donald’s futurist vision for the link between humans and technology. Using 16 posters in total, it’s based around the idea of an old computer screen showing an operating system with a life of it’s own.
With the “Arpanet” text scrolling from top to bottom throughout the sequence and genuine code from computers in the late 60s and 70s running down through the background, it attempts to evoke those early days of pre-internet communication through computers known as the arpanet.
The idea is that the posters can be pasted onto walls in a large variety of ways; in sequence or not in sequence, for example. The viewer can then interact with them when walking by the wall from either direction. Also, the design works as a single poster by itself, regardless of which one of the sixteen you choose.
I also created a promotional video from the 16 posters that can be used as an animated poster should that be needed.