Visual language assignment 1st week…analaysing a poster

The picture I select for this assignment was “Atom Heart Mother”Pink Floyd’s first album, released in 1970. I choose this picture because I love this album and the cover was something that caught my attention and even more after hearing a story, that probably the inspiration for that cover was a trip that the band made to a place call La Esperanza in Ecuador.



The grid is based on the title of the album, and the main element of the poster that is the cow. The title begins from the half of the picture and its ending is aligned with the last point of the cow. We can also see that cow starts in a fourth of the space  and even if the two parts of the cow that are divided with the center vertical grid, it looks good because of the effect that the back part looks closer than the head part.

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Negative Space

With negative spaces you can see clearly that the cow is so striking, that even the title of the album is gone. In fact the CD version of the album shows just the cow.

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There are 4 main colors in the pictures. Maybe you could consider also 3 main (white, black, green) and a secondary color (light blue)Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 15.32.57


The exact typography of the title couldn’t be found. According to he most similar font to the title album is one called Headlight Book.

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