I got to do some posters and flyers for the group project. The thought was that they'll break up the walls and add some life into the scene.
Persuasive advertisement posters as we know them today did not appear until like the 1800's. The advertisement they would've had would be informative, and probably mostly existed in text. Nevertheless we did a couple of images, it's more entertaining. They had the technology to print etching-style images like these so it's not too far fetched.
It's been massive fun both researching and doing them. I wanted them to seem funny and a bit bizarre, and also contain a tidbit of information about the 17th century mindset. For example, the englishmen knew they ate tomatoes on the continent, but nevertheless thought they were poisonous. I thought that was really funny and wanted to incorporate that into a poster.