Thursday, 19 May 2011

My Poster

On my immigration to Canada West poster, I used elements of colour, images and symbols, slogans, and textual information. The words "Canada West" are in large, bright red letters. They stand out on the page, and catch the viewer's attention.
I coloured the sky bright blue, to show good weather.
The grass is very green. This also makes the viewer think of good weather for growing things, because the grass looks very healthy. If it was brown and dry, it would make it seem like it never rains in the prairies.
The wheat is sparkly and golden, because it makes the farm look very prosperous. It looks like the wheat is always good and easy to grow.
This poster also makes use of images in advertising. The cows in the foreground are fat. There is plenty of grass for them to eat. There is also a calf, a symbol which shows that the prairies are a good place to build up a farm with lots of animals.
The houses are fairly close together, so the viewer thinks that there is a community of people near by.
The train going over the hill also illustrates civilization and culture in the prairies, as well as easy access to Canada East.
The slogan "Canada West: Living Your Dream" portrays the prairies as a place where all your dreams will come true; you will be rich within a year or two, you will have a big family, lots of friends, and a beautiful home.
In the bottom corner is "160 Acres Free!" which advertises a farm absolutely for free- 160 acres of land!
This poster is an advertisement for Canada West- but is this really what Canada West was like?

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