The following are my final designs for the four quotes!
With reference to the previous conceptual ideas I had, I settled on this final design! Instead of having musical notes in halftone style, I made them fully one coloured, and distorted them!
Quote 2: I want your eyes man, I want those things you see through. – Get Out
For the final design, I used the eye element, to have a perception of viewing. In the view, there is a blind man, which signifies the blind guy that spoke the quote. Also, I added hands to the eyeball, showing the “want” element. For the background, I used a grid, to symbolize the “jail” effect, as the main protagonist was cooped up in the house during the movie, unable to escape. Also, the grid also symbolizes the 4 characters that were keeping him hostage – his girlfriend, his girlfriend’s brother, mum, and dad.
Quote 3: Science is nothing but a piece of trash infront of a profound dream. – Paprika
For the final design, i added a mixture of weird elements to signify “profound dream”. To represent science, I used test tube babies. Test tube babies symbolizes the advancement in science and technology. Thus, I placed the test tube babies in a trashbin.
Quote 4: Don’t worry! You’ve got daddy here. He’s got credit cards and cash. – Spirited Away
For this final design, I used the binary background to represent credit cards, and paper ingots for cash. I placed the paper ingots in a way to represent “don’t worry, dad’s got it all covered”, by showing how the pig nose (dad) is surrounded with money.
And tadaa! These are my four final artworks!
Next up, Silkscreen Printing!
We first printed the design we want to print on our tote bag onto a transparency, and then taped it to the silkscreen panels.
Next, we had the workstudy, Clara, to help us with this!
After some time, it was time to silkscreen! I first tried it out on newsprint, to gauge the amount of ink that I need to apply on the silkscreen board so that the print will come out just right.
This is how it looks like on newsprint!
After a few more tries, I printed it out on my tote bag!
And tada, ready for submission!
Too much clutter in Quote 3.
Quote 2’s background looks like Op Art
Quote 3 seems too cluttered, but it does show the profound dream
Quote 4, couldn’t really tell the Pig’s Nose.
One major mistake I did for this project, was not listing down where I got the movie quotes from, resulting in classmates not understanding the artwork and the quote (example Spirited Away)
I feel that I did a really bad job for this project, especially with the way I play with images and construction. I’m not one of photo collage especially, as I prefer drawing it out myself – as I get more control over it.
Searching for photos is also a crazy tough job. It’s difficult finding an image you like and it’s of the angle you need it to be.
So, I felt that throughout the process, I just kinda gave up on this project.
But, I will try to produce better work for the next project!