Well, figured I'd post it up in here for some suggestions before turning in my rough comp in 2 days... TEAR IT APAAAARRRRRTTTT!!!!
1. complete name of font must be clearly spelled out in at least one place on the poster
2. the poster is to be completed using type only, and no "cutesy contrived images".
3. establish a very strong grid and build your piece on that grid.
So after the thumbnail critique from the teacher today he suggested I go with the first PDF I'm posting, and the 2nd PDF is just a bunch of really rough basic designs I whipped out.
so yeah.... go to town (PDF's are attached)
(FYI typeface used is "krone", a spinoff of ITC Korinna, while I was assigned Katrina, another spinoff of ITC Korinna)