Ferris Bueller's Day Off

This poster and small book are conceptual designs based on a clip from John Hughes' 1986 movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The scene is one of great indecisiveness as Cameron Frye, Ferris Bueller's best friend, is trying to decide if he wants to play hookie for the day with Ferris. Cameron is partaking in a battle with himself as he struggles to decide if he wants to join his best friend for the day.  


When beginning the design process for these pieces, I watched the scene multiple times to better understand the way in which Cameron interacts with himself. I noted the changes in the tone of his voice, the volume at which he says certain things and the pivotal points among the dialogue. Irepresented all of these findings by using varying size, color and placement of text. I wanted the overall design to visually represent the amount of chaos present in the scene. I wanted the audiences of these pieces to be overwhelmed at first glance, but come to a place of understanding after a few moments of exploring. The color palette of this piece was greatly inspired by the movie itself as well as the popular culture of 1980s America.