Bre / Lisa / Amanda
Our group began by thinking of different directions we could go with this project. Did we want to interview the cart owners? Did we want to talk with the customers? What would we ask either of these groups? We had a bunch of interesting ideas but we had to consider how much time we would have as a group to acquire all of this data. We also didn't know what our street looked like, how many carts we had, what they were like, and what kind of carts they were so we thought that the first thing we should do was to go down and look at our street.
We took down basic info like the number of carts, their locations, names, and ethnicity. Since it was really more of a block than a single street we wanted to use a birds eye view to see all the carts in a map format. From there we explored the kind of information that would fit our birds eye view format.
For homework we decided to each make a mood board having discussed basic visual styles we wanted. After discovering that we all had some experience with, and enjoyed doing, illustrations we decided to do vector illustrations rather than photography. So from our mood boards we all decided on which examples we wanted to draw our inspiration from and then we narrowed down the eight information points we wanted to include. We took into consideration the theme of our board and the benefits each type of information would provide. We took a look at each other's sketches and drew a larger rough sketch of what the entire poster would look like.
We met down at our food carts and decided on which ethnicities we should represent depending on how many were on our block. We also deliberately chose carts that were spread out so that we would have room to fit our info cards on the map. Each of us chose a cart and asked for their most popular dish, we all ate together and shared with each other so everyone had a taste of each dish. We met on another day and did the same thing until eventually we all had tasted something from all 8 carts.
After acquiring all of our information by tasting, asking the owners questions, and taking pictures of the carts we split up the jobs between the three of us and got to work on the visuals. Bre was in charge of the flags, Amanda did the information cards with the dishes on them, and Lisa did Peggy the bird and the map of the food carts.
When we had all finished we met together and imported all of our illustrations on Lisa's map and moved all the elements around until they fit right. Bre worked further on the info cards, changing the type and format. Lisa worked on the colors, matching Peggy the bird to the carts and vice versa and she also illustrated the big branch. Amanda made the title speech bubble and we all made minor adjustments before printing.