I love The Big Lebowski and one question keeps drawing me back into the movie every time I see it is – What is The Stranger doing in L.A.? Is he on the run? Does he have family in town? Is this his vacation? But I never find a satisfying answer. The ds106 design assignment I chose gave me a chance to think about he people back home for The Stranger and to give them a hand in finding the lost cowboy. Design assignment 1888 asked to create a missing person poster and I made one for The Stranger
The process of making the poster was enjoyable. I did some research about Sam Eliot, the actor who played the stranger, to have actuate age (in 1998 the year The Big Lebowski came out), weight, and height. I also used a fake telephone number with an area code for Deadwood SD, because I wanted to connect with a real location that I view as having cowboy roots. This has been a fun activity and I am going to keep the template and let my students use it to make posters for characters from the books they are reading!