The Blitz in Portsmouth
informative poster that rewards interaction
︎ Interaction Design
My solution was a thermodynamic poster that reveals the streets which were bommed during the blitz. The poster is designed to be tactile and interactive so that it could be placed in various settings such as the city museum and the d-day museum.
The poster uses a blue print like style to create a clear visual of what the city navigational landscape looks like while retaining the citys geographical aperance. This aids with giving the poster a familiar visual of the landscape that the audience will be able to situate and recognize. In additon the poster is combined with a strong bold sans serif type font, this typecase was chosen due to the similarities to both modern and historic military typography. The type was initially printed using a letter press then scanned and imported into illutrator.
The locations that were bombed were gathered from official charts and documents, however, due to the sheer quanity of bombs i have taken artitic liberty with the size of the circles and how disperesed the locations are, this is due to the original accurate locations would have made for a visually disruptive and ill informing poster. I have rather attempted at increasing the density and size of the circles where there were clusters of bombs.
the project/heidi 2022