Project 2: Forrest Gump Pt. 1 – Concept Creation

For the project, Forrest Gump, we are required to create a visual interpretation of our favourite movie quote.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is the movie of my choice! I love watching this movie, being that I could somehow relate to the main character, and the words she’d say just hits me in words I can’t really explain.


Here’s my attempt at creating a half-tone version of the promotional picture.

The quotes that I absolutely love are as follows, and the one I have chosen is the first.

1. “There’s such a lot of world to see.”

2. “I’ll never let anybody put me in a cage.”

3. “No matter where you run, you end up running into yourself.”

4. “Don’t be like the rest of them, darling.”

5. “People don’t belong to people.”



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I took most of my inspiration from vintage posters. I’ve always been fascinated with the simplicity of these photographs, yet there is an attractiveness that is not seen in modern-day advertisements.

What I found interesting in some of the posters that I have come across was their composition, whereby they would have a main focus that tells the audience what they are trying to emphasise on, while the background supports the foreground without overpowering it. They would use special symbols or images as their focus.


Visual Vocabulary

Continuing with my interest in vintage images, I decided to look for vintage-looking symbols, ranging from engravings, sketch illustrations and penwork. These symbols focused on portraying the idea of seeing the world.

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Editing Pictures

Being unable to find good-quality sketches of cities, I decided to threshold images on Photoshop. I had to use the filters, gaussian blur and unsharp mask, to create smooth edges as well. I did not include half-tones, being that it would disturb the vintage-looking concept I had in mind.


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Links to pictures:

  1. Breakfast at Tiffany’s Poster
  2. Inspiration: Posters
  3. Vintage Map
  4. Retro Vectors
  5. Bicycle
  6. Eye Engraving
  7. Visa Stamps
  8. Woman with Binoculars
  9. Berlin Skyline
  10. Neuschwanstein Castle
  11. Brandenburger Tor

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