As an additional part of the brief I also decided to create a physical outcome using the matchsticks burned in my hours task.
The idea to create the additional outcome came when I thinking of how I could visually illustrate my task in the two hours remaining before the final critique, moving outside of the presentation based delivery completed as part of the workshop.
I decided to create a poster based outcome featuring nothing else other than repetitive lines of burned matches, illustrating not only the way I spent my hour, but the monotonous nature of the task itself.
Using the matches burned within the one hour timeframe of the pointless task I created a simple arrangement on top of an A1 piece of paper.
|Each row of matches was carefully arranged as evenly as possible using a metal ruler.|
Image below document the design process undertaken to produce the poster;
|Once the matches were laid-out and photographed I went through and cleaned up the image removing any unwanted marks.|
|Looking at the image, I could see that the images tones were uneven due to how the matches were photographed. Therefore, to solve the problem I decided to remove the background completely and replace it with a solid white replacement.|
|When selecting the background using the Quick Selection Tool in Photoshop certain parts of the matches were removed also.|
|To solve the problem I had to go back a few steps in the process, carefully reselecting each match individually to ensure no wanted content was lost.|
|This attempt was much more successful.|
|Finally, despite my best efforts when composing the posters layout some matchers were unevenly placed. Therefore, I use photoshop to make guides and reset the positioning of any matches not sitting correctly.|
Displayed below is the final composition of the matchstick poster.