Design Statement:

My interpretation of the poem is that the guy is painfully shy and awkward. People who are often ridiculed find it difficult to express how they feel. In his mind, he knows what he wants to say, but it won't come out verbally. His mouth being sewn shut represents this feeling. I used several textures, dropping the opacity, to give a busy, panicky look and feel to the poster and a mask to let his mouth and beard show through. A cloud brush was used to make the sky bluer. A star brush was used to add a twinkle to his eye as a symbol of hope.

Project Objective:

Design a poster in Photoshop composed of visual elements used to convey your interpretation of the winning poem chosen for Synesthesia.