10 Oct. Flyer Design & Tempest 4 &5

Visualizing Your Future

  • From its very first publication in 1516, More’s Utopia, was typically published with a “garland of humanist testimonials” (Robert Adams 112), and visual images. Shakespeare’s Tempest echoes these “testimonials” in Gonzalo’s speech, the twin rebellion plots, and Prospero’s plans. Taken together these textual moments provide an antecedent for a a kind-of “advertising” that figures the possibility of an out of reach future in the present. To help focus your New Future drafts and to explore the elements of the genre, we are going to look at a few examples of advertisements for ideal future worlds and then design our own fylers

Advertisement Models

Please consider the following questions as we watch the original video advertisement for the Fyre Festival & the trailer to Hulu’s Fyre Fraud consider the following:

  • 1. What do the advertisements promise?
  • 2. What sorts of assumptions do the advertisements make about their audiences?
  • 3. What sorts of visual and verbal rhetoric do the advertisements promise to persuade their audiences?

Flyer Design

We’ll complete the following to draft our own flyer:
  • 1. What is the purpose of your flyer and who is the audience? Do you want people to come to your imagined future? Do you want share its solutions with others? Do you want to gloss over its dangers?
  • 2. Spend some time searching for images online that you think best represent your future world
  • 3. Spend a few minutes thinking about what, if any, language you want to include on the flyer in addition to the title. 
  • 4. Draw or draft the flyer in a tool as Adobe Spark OR Canva. So take 10 or so minutes to explore those tools and remember for full credit on PD5, you need the name of your future world and at least two images. 

The Tempest, Acts 4 & 5

Let’s consider the following:
  • 1. Does Prospero’s plan succeed?
  • 2. What comes after The Tempest?


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