Music Therapy Poster

In this post I am showing my ideas of music poster designs. Promoted activity is meant for clients of residential homes overcoming mental illnesses or dealing with problems in their lives.

Listening to music and/or having sing-alongs with seniors can trigger thoughts and memories that can help them heal. Often, seniors who struggle with dementia or other cognitive disorders have a very difficult time trying to find the words they want to use, or they may know the words but can’t remember how to use it in context. Music has a way of helping seniors in this category by triggering memories or recalling how certain words are used in context. They may hear a certain song and want to dance, even! Naturally, physical movement is important for overall health, so let them dance the night away!

Overall, music can play a vital role in helping seniors cope with loss and other stressors. Memory loss can be the most frustrating parts of facing dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, but music allows seniors to recognize a song and remember just where they were when they first heard it. Or, they may hear a song and instantly be drawn back to a certain event, such as their wedding or the birth of a child, etc.

Music therapy can help people with a range of emotional disorders and mental illness and can impact fundamentally on the way people live their lives.

Christmas Party Poster

I was thinking about wanting to create a Christmas Poster for a little while. Now I have finally done one. I really enjoy designing ans creating posters so this time of a year I see as great opportunity for creating one.

I am sure I will be doing more.

Windrush Scandal Call for Artist

Why I am posting this? I am volunteering for the Rebel Radio and been working on these posters for some time. I wanted to offer a background to this work. The artworks shown on the posters are done by artists who are connected to the Windrush generation.

I can’t take ownership over the text as I copied it from Wikipedia.

The artworks featuring bellow are by https://www.instagram.com/dannyf_the_artsloth/

Rachelle Romeo called “Identity”


 

The Windrush scandal is a 2018 British political scandal concerning people who were wrongly detained, denied legal rights, threatened with deportation, and, in around 63 cases, wrongly deported from the UK by the Home Office. Many of those affected had been born British subjects and had arrived in the UK before 1973, particularly from Caribbean countries as members of the Windrush generation.

As well as those who were wrongly deported, an unknown number were wrongly detained, lost their jobs or homes, or were denied benefits or medical care to which they were entitled. A number of long-term UK residents were wrongly refused re-entry to the UK, and a larger number were threatened with immediate deportation by the Home Office.

Linked by commentators to the “hostile environment policy” instituted by Theresa May during her time as Home Secretary, the scandal led to the resignation of Amber Rudd as Home Secretary in April 2018, and the appointment of Sajid Javid as her successor. The scandal also prompted a wider debate about British immigration policy and Home Office practice.

The scandal came to public attention as a result of a campaign mounted by Caribbean diplomats to the UK, British parliamentarians and charities, and an extended series of articles in The Guardian newspaper.

The British Nationality Act 1948 gave citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies status, and the right to settle in the UK, to everyone who was at that time a British subject by virtue of having been born in a British colony. The act, and encouragement from British Government campaigns in Caribbean countries, led to a wave of immigration from the Caribbean. Between 1948 and 1970 nearly half a million people moved from the Caribbean to Britain, which in 1948 faced severe labour shortages in the wake of the Second World War. These immigrants were later referred to as “the Windrush generation”. In addition to working age adults, many children travelled from the Caribbean to join parents or grandparents in the UK, or travelled with their parents, without their own passports.

Since these people had a legal right to come to the UK, they neither needed nor were given any documents upon entry to the UK, nor following changes in immigration laws in the early 1970s. Some worked – or attended schools in the UK, without any official documentary record of their having done so, other than the same records as any UK-born citizen.

Many of the countries from which the immigrants had come, became independent of the UK after 1948, and therefore people then living there became citizens of those countries. Additionally, a series of legislative measures in the 1960s and early 1970s limited the rights of citizens of these former colonies, now members of the Commonwealth, to come to, or work in the UK. However, anyone who had arrived in the UK from a Commonwealth country before 1973 was granted an automatic right to permanently remain, unless they left the UK for more than two years. Since the right was automatic, many people in this category were never given, or asked to provide, documentary evidence of their right to remain either at that time, or in the following four decades, during which many continued to live and work in the UK, believing themselves to be British.

A clause in the 1999 Immigration Act specifically protected longstanding residents of the UK from Commonwealth countries from enforced removal. The clause was not transferred to 2014 immigration legislation. The clause was removed as Commonwealth citizens living in the UK before 1 January 1973 were “adequately protected from removal”, according to a Home Office spokesperson.

 


 

Bellow are poster design possibilities with the one at the top as a winner.

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Grimm’s tale made into movie poster

I have created this poster using Adobe Photoshop. I wanted something quite grim as I have learned some new tricks in Adobe Photoshop and wanted to test them. I have created a horror movie, drama and thriller, but not fairy tale and the Grimm’s works seemed perfect.

The Twin Brothers is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 60. It is Arne-Thompson type 567A, the magic bird heart, and type 303, the blood brothers.

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After creating this grim poster I suddenly interested if the word grim is some how related to the Grimm Brothers. Here is what I have found.

Two famous uses of the adjective grim are the Grim Reaper and Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Mr. Reaper shows up in movies and books wearing a long, hooded black cape and carrying a scythe, or long-handled blade used, in less grim circumstances, for mowing grass and reaping grain: he represents death. The real-life German brothers wrote some bone-chilling tales under their own name, Grimm, meaning “cruel, fierce,” which is related to the English word grim. Modern grim things include crime-drama images of dead bodies and characters in horror movies.

Promoting healthy life poster

I have created this poster using Adobe Photoshop. I wanted to try something else as I think the food industry is getting more and more prominent.

Eating a healthy, balanced diet plays an essential role in maintaining a healthy weight, which is an important part of overall good health. Being overweight or obese can lead to health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease and stroke.

I see the quote above as extremely valid.

salad-poster-green

This is my green version above. The table itself doesn’t strike as very healthy colour, but I like the colour combination.

salad-poster-brown

Above is I think better version of the same thing. I haven’t tried to prepare the salad on the picture, but I am adding link to the website where you can get the recipe.

https://simplyfreshdinners.com/heirloom-tomato-salad-with-roasted-lemon-and-garlic/

Beer Advertising poster

This is my beer advertisement poster I created in Adobe Photoshop. I come from a beer land, but unfortunately I don’t like beer. Maybe it will change later, but for now it is not my favorite beverage.

The other thing the usual adverts for Czech beer are featuring pints, but mine is in the bottle. Anyway this is my take on beer advert.

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Advertising poster for an American lemonade

I have created this poster entirely using Adobe Photoshop. I am adding few versions of the same as I haven’t decided which one is the best yet. I am mainly talking about the colour for the background.

strawberry-lemonade-poster-black

This seemed bit too heavy with black background.

strawberry-lemonade-poster-red

Colour red to go with strawberries.

strawberry-lemonade-poster-blue-shade

One more version is blue as I like the combination very much.

 

 

New Movie poster

I am posting this new movie poster. Well the theme is dramatic again and this time London is featuring in it. Experience told me I am not genius and I still need to learn a lot so this poster as the previous one was created with help of a tutorial. It is not an exact copy, but result is very similar the original I was learning from.

With this information revealed I can’t take all the credits for it’s creation.

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Drama movie poster

I think I am  going to stop making these posters, but I am having far too much fun with it. This one is a drama movie. In the future I will have to work more on the credits of the movie meaning fake credits.

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