These posters are part of a project I had to do for class. Unfortunately, the project...um, kinda fell by the wayside and my partner and I need reactions to it. NOOOOW.
Our project was to make some kind of marketing campaign to raise awareness about local, sustainable agriculture as opposed to...well, the other stuff. Agribusiness, produce that comes from a bagillion miles away, etc.
We're not in a graphic design course, so we're not looking for responses about the design as much as the message. (Yeah, they're both important and we like suggestions, but our project is focused on food, not design.) Since most of your are probably food-minded, you might already know about farmer's markets and why it's better to eat local food.
...But if you're not so food minded, would these posters incite any interest? We tried to make it somewhat eye-catching and mildly professional.
We plan to print up a bunch of copies and hang them up...somewhere. We don't know. SOMEWHERE AROUND NYU. If you have suggestions, let me know. Hell, feel free to print this out and hang it up somewhere. If you're bored.
Feel free to leave comments on this post or on the flickr page. I'm not planning to reply to comments (or maybe I'll do that in another post), I just want to collect them. Yeah, I'm USING YOU FOR YOUR BRAIN MEATS. I think it's fair though...I spend buttloads of time eating, taking photos, and writing a bunch of crappy commentary to accompany the eating and the photos, and in the process a lot of time gets sucked away from my schoolwork. Hohoho! Oh.
...God, I'm gonna be screwed when I graduate. Yeah, well.
Thanks for your help!
UPDATE: Most people are commenting about the design, which is fine, but my partner and I are more interested in whether this raises awareness about local food. We've already established that the designs aren't super effective, so what we need to know is if these posters raise awareness about local farms and whatnot...or...okay, I don't know. Our paper is due on Friday so we're NOT going to redo these posters completely (there's just not enough time), but we can use your suggestions in our paper as to what we'd do differently if we could do this again.
ANOTHER UPDATE: There seem to be two major opinions; add more information (for the sake of being....more informative) AND to take information out (for the sake of brevity and not being cluttered). Confusing? Hooyeah! I'm not sure where we're going with that.
Um, another update?: My brain melted. I mean...thank you very much for your comments! The idea I'm getting now is that this obviously reaches a lot more people on the Internet than if we splodged up some flyers around NYC. Hm. We will definitely tweak stuff.