IU BFA student Kyle Monteilh explored the theme of "Remembering and Forgetting." An interview with him is below.
What was the inspiration behind your work?
Kyle: I was inspired by old photographs and how they are a way for us to document our lives and help us remember the moments that we may forget.
Could you tell us about your process for creating the poster?
Kyle: My process for this project started with collecting old physical photographs from sellers online. I wanted to find photographs that showed the history and time period that they came from. The more wear and tear on the photos, the better. I wanted to see, touch, and even smell the history of these photographs. After purchasing roughly 40 photographs from online sellers and local antique malls, I finally narrowed it down to 5 different photographs that I wanted to use to move forward with. I took these 5 photographs and scanned them into the computer to create high resolution scans of each so I could work with them in the computer. Each photograph had its own unique quality and texture and I wanted to showcase that. I created a few different layout choices for each photograph but the one that stood out the most was the photo from 1919.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome?
Kyle: I think the biggest challenge for me was trying to control my spending on old photographs, I wanted them all.
What’s your favorite part of your poster?
Kyle: My favorite part of the poster is the black texture going down the side, and the date.
Did your vision change throughout the design process?
Kyle: My vision stayed pretty consistent throughout the process.