SYNOPSISThe Martian Chronicles is a 1950s science fiction short story collection by Ray Bradbury that chronicles the colonization of Mars by humans fleeing from a troubled and eventually atomically devastated Earth, and the conflict between aboriginal Martians and the new colonists. The book lies somewhere between a short story collection and an episodic novel, containing stories Bradbury originally published in the late 1940s in science fiction magazines. For publication, the stories were loosely woven together with a series of short, interstitial vignettes.
1. I wanted to create a 1950s style poster with this idea. The style is very cheesy and uses strange typography angles. The environment is exaggerated and colors are washed out. There is also narratives told through out the background and collage aspects.
2. This was an idea played around the aspect of a panoramic picture taken of the mars surface. I wanted to play with type in the environment. There would be a spaceship landed that would make an appearance on corner of the poster.3. I like this idea the best. Being that its about a story of colonization. I decided to make a fold out map of colonized Mars. It would be an info graphic poster of sorts, showing nearest planets and moons and have info on the planet itself. When folding it out, the user would be introduced to each aspect of the map (compass, legend, symbols, etc.) to finally reveal the entire map.
4. This idea is based on the spaceship they take to Mars. The folding poster would reveal a panoramic image of the cockpit of a would-be futuristic space ship. Upon each fold there would be a reveal of some sort of digital cockpit gauge, screen, or button(s) that would all tie into the final theme of the poster.
5. This is more a typographic approach to a poster. I would like to have over sized text layed over a photorealistic 1950s spaceship. Each flap or section would also incorporate important lines from the book but in similar fashion. They used large text in a lot of 1940s-50s sci-fi. I think this would be a great way to incorporate the era this book was written in by copying that style.