A portfolio website, by Rick Bairstow. Showcasing projects, work, photography, and art.

Lego Propaganda

Technologies used: Conceptual Design, Digital Media, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat.

In my second-year studies at University, a Conceptual Design and Creativity challenged me to create a mash-up between two styles. I was given complete freedom with the project, however the project had to be negotiated with the lecturer.

Early ideas were discussed with my peers, and my lecturer. Eventually the idea of Lego war propaganda emerged victorious over other ideas.

I chose to recreate war propaganda in Lego, however I didn’t want to solely use digital mediums for this, so I decided to add a physical element to the project. I bought several Nazi-inspired Lego figures to photograph, and also built a small wooden chroma-stage with added blue cloth. This stage would allow me to photograph my own assets to digitally master.

The assets were photographed and added to Adobe Photoshop, which was used for creating the digital content of the images. I can confidently say that this project has developed my digital media skills exponentially, as the production used several Photoshop techniques that I was unfamiliar with at the time.

I am immensely pleased with the final assets, which were printed to a large-scale banner (1800mm x 914mm) for presenting at the 2017 ExpoTalent event at Teesside University.


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