J A M Z
This is my final artwork for the first project of Graphic Form: Image Making through Type!
CONCEPT: DYING TRADES IN SINGAPORE
To illustrate on the concept of trades in Singapore that’s dying, and to show their “death”.
MEDIUM: MIXED MEDIUM
J – post man (LETTERS & BURNING PAPER)
A – LANTERN PaInTER (DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION)
M – HAWKER CENTRE CLEANER (DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION)
Z – BATIK FABRIC MAKER (BATIK ART)
Feedback from Classmates:
Feedback from Joy:
A & M words are stronger, especially M with great local context.
Letter Z & the crane can be incorporated more as the letterform is not very obvious
J can be developed further, as only the curve of the J is utilised, but the top isn’t.
Personally, I felt that this assignment wasn’t done very well. The execution of the 4 images weren’t very consistent – as I wanted to experiment and do each individual differently. And I felt that it was a flop. I’d say that 2 out of my 4 were fine, and they were the digital illustrations, and the ones I spent the most time working on. For the other 2 mixed medium, it turned out not to be the way I projected it to be. Nonetheless, I enjoyed working on this project, as I got to play with my name, and incorporate jobs, and for me, jobs that I felt are meaningful to Singapore yet underappreciated. I liked the freedom to explore and experiment on whichever medium/design I want, although that didn’t go on very well. However, only losers give up!!! I’ll persevere my way through this mod and try to design better stuff :’)
And that’s it for Assignment 1!