Brief was to create A1 duplex poster based on one of ten modernistic movements of the 20th century for an event for Quex Park – Percy Powell Cotton Museum.
‘The Powell-Cotton Museum at Quex Park was established in 1896 by Percy Horace Gordon Powell-Cotton to house natural history specimens and cultural objects collected on expeditions to Asia and Africa. Percy Powell-Cotton was a pioneer in the use of the diorama to display mounted animals against backdrops of their natural habitats of Africa and the Indian sub-continent. Further galleries in the museum contain Asian weaponry, a range of ceramics, jade, and ivory from Europe, China and Japan.
The aim was to create an event which can bring more popularity to the museum by educating the audience. I made up an event about Percy’s ethnographic films screening at the Dreamland Cinema, in Margate. From the researched ten modernistic styles I chose the Art Deco style, at its time among other things it was also used to advertise popular Films. The fact that Powell made his films in Africa, helped my idea of connection between Art Deco and this event as Africa was one of the richest sources of exotic imagery for the Art Deco movement. The poster would be placed in Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs, and Canterbury, mostly at public places to target broader audience.