I would like a nice poster to :
- promote my tour on my website and flyers,
- print the poster to give it to people who helped me creating the tour (historians) and partners,
- eventually print postcards.
The purpose is to promote the tour, NOT to make a summary/resume of it.
The poster need to be :
- historically accurate*,
- 18x27 inches (smaller=4x6),
- easy to crop to have a square version without the title,
- 1 in French, 1 in English*.
*It doesn't need to be realistic with full of details, but it must be accurate : the Anglican cathedral has 1 spire, not 3 ; the Château Frontenac is more Renaissance style and not middle-age, etc.
**You can work just with the English version, but keep in mind for final round I'll also need a French version.
Creative posters with a powerful concept or poetical are more than welcome. I like less photomontage.
Less is more : do not illustrate too many things.
Style : no specific idea, you're pretty free ! I prefer illustrations, original artworks, rather than photo montage.
--- The POSTER ---
The poster must contain :
- the title (Old Quebec / Vieux-Québec),
- the subtitle (from pioneers to citizens / des pionniers aux citoyens),
- NO description or any other text on the poster,
- the logo (discrete, you can also just write the name of the company with a different font),
- an element to understand it's in Old Quebec***
***Be careful : Place royale, Petit Champlain and everything below the cliff is not Old Quebec (even if people think so, it's a mistake, it's Old Port).
You can illustrate the fortifications, but do not focus on wars or soldiers (that's because I've another tour for that) and no Winter scene (already have a tour for that too).
IDEAS (just ideas) :
- postcard style (bird's eye view from the Parliament to the St Lawrence, with the spires of churches and roofs of buildings, etc.),
- concept to illustrate something from the pioneers and something from the citizens : giant pioneer from the 1600s harvesting modern lys flowers on a "small Quebec City" (wall, couple of houses, cliff...) ; a pioneer looking at the Parlement ; Old Quebec first century illustration with a giant Lys flower rising on the background...).
EDIT : could be a windmill over hill in the foreground (http://archeologie.ville.quebec.qc.…du-moulin/) and the Parlement on the background.
Brief history of Old Quebec (elements used during the tour itself) :
- Natives were here of course, unfortunately they aren't a big part of the tour,
- French settle down there mostly for the fur (beaver and more), first settlement in 1608 with Samuel de Champlain,
- British managed to conquere the city in 1759 and Canada became British,
- Canada became independant, progessively, and a democracy, Quebec City used to be its capital ; Lys flower became the symbol of the Quebecers and French-Canadians.
Pioneers elements which could be used :
- fur peltries,
- XVII century French poor clothes,
Citizen part, could be :
- Parliament of Quebec Province,
- Lys Flower,
- Flag of Quebec Province.