Forrest Gump – Process

MOVIE QUOTES – Being Haughty

I chose my movie quotes to portray the irony of being classy in a trashy way, in particular the retorts given after being challenged. The main focus is parody, to capture the visual narrative in a humorous way through the use of imagery and symbols.


Pop-Art – Roy Lichtenstein

Lichtenstein’s paintings and precise compositions of comic images and pop images documented while they parodied, often in a tongue-in-cheek manner.

Drowning Girl, 1963

Pop-Art: Andy Warhol’s silkscreen print

Using pop icons and celebrities as symbols of pop culture, the silk screen prints reflects the mass-production and proliferation of such symbols in society.

Eight Elvises, 1963
Be a Somebody with a Body, 1985–86


Marilyn Monroe

I wanted to portray the irony of my quotes in a whimsical manner, thus the style is influenced by pop art’s use of symbols and iconic imagery.

Movie 1 – Happiness (1996)


Quote: ” A lard-ass fat-so? You think I’m shit? Well, you’re wrong, ’cause i’m champagne.”

I chose a quote with obvious visual imagery, with contrasting subject matter to put a play between the images.


Influenced by pop-art, I wanted to incorporate the symbol and imagery of brands, as they are instantly recognisable and well-spread in society.

‘Moet’ champagne – known for its brand

I combined the champagne with the image of a “fat-so”, with the brand logo inscribed on his body and champagne popping out of his mouth.

Initial design 2

I realised the body has a bottle shape, thus to visualise “I am champagne”, I connected the bottle neck to his top of the head.

Initial composition

Comments: The man is not balanced, has an awkward position, should have him leaning his weight against something.
Edits: Place a ” chair” of a ice bucket, used to hold champagne.

The man has a relaxed pose, as if acting cocky and proud, and is fused as a moet champagne bottle using humour in the visual imagery.

Final Design 1
Movie 2 – The Breakfast Club (1985)

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Quote: ” But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain…and an athlete…and a basket case…a princess…and a criminal. Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, The Breakfast Club.”

I wanted to portray a breakfast table, with each stereotype on a place to capture how society is out to  “eat” them up.
I place the criminal as a human figure to show how society incriminate the young teens with stereotypes by locking them up.

Final Design 2
Movie 2- Une Femme est une femme (1961)

Quote: “I can be a real devil because I am… Gorgeous”

Imagery of devil – Japanese Oni

Initial Design

I did not like the silhouette so I changed the composition into overlap faces in mirrors. It shows the gradual change of the girl turning into a devil in the mirror, the symbol of vanity and beauty.

Final Design 3

Movie 4: White Chicks (2004)

Quote: It’s not just a bag. It’s Prada.

Initially, I interpreted this quote like a 60s vintage adverts as the quote sounds like a advertising tagline.


However, I felt that it was too literal. I brought the focus to “It’s not just a bag”, thus, wanting to play with the idea of the prada bag achieving more or has superpowers.

Symbol of superman: Superpower

I wanted to present the contrast between Superman, known for his masculinity, and the prada bag, a symbol of the feminine.

Use of BRANDS: the Prada logo

I wanted to combine both recognisable logos for parody.



Initial design

The people looking up is a play on the “It’s a bird, It’s a plane… It’s Superman” and the quote “It’s Prada”.

Comments: The faces and details are washed out. The expression on Superman should be more detailed.
Edit: I added in the details and the expression of Superman.

Final Design 4



I used design 4 for my silkscreen print on the tote bag, as I feel the rectangular composition will look nice.

Tote bag


Forrest Gump – Research

MOVIE QUOTES – Having the last laugh

Being classy in a trashy way. Tried capturing the different ways the irony is portrayed by the  characters of a few of my favourite movies.

quotes chosen include visual imagery and symbols

“Clueless” (1995) – Being Haughty

“White Chicks” (2004) – Being triumphant

“Happiness” (1998) – Being indignant

ANDY: You think I don’t appreciate art? You think I don’t understand fashion? You think I’m not hip? You think I’m pathetic? A nerd? A lard-ass fat-so? You think I’m shit? Well, you’re wrong, ’cause i’m champagne, and you’re shit. Until the day you die, you, not me, will always be shit.

“The Breakfast Club” (1985) – Being themselves


“You see us as you want to see us—in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain…and an athlete…and a basket case…a princess…and a criminal. Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, The Breakfast Club.”

Une Femme est une femme (1961) – A woman is a woman