Point of view stage 6: Final

So now let me bring you through a journey of a book about books.

Here’s the family album of the Morrid family…


So how does this name, ‘Morrid’ came about? More read, Morrid, geddit? XD Okay, let me first give you a brief background introduction of the Morrid Family.

First, they are a family of trees. They can be distinguished by the hairstyle they have. Each of them have their very own unique hairstyle.

Secondly, I predict that they live in a magical realm that exist between the world of reality and the world of fantasy.

Thirdly, they are a family of five who loves (or hates) to read books, they are mummy Morrid, daddy Morrid, little Morrid, student Morrid and bookworm Morrid.

Without further ado, let me now introduce you to the place they live in.


Books! Yes, they live in books. The bookshelf is a like HDB flat in their semi real and semi magical world.

  1. Books from the Point of View of a bookshelf are residents.

Well, books from the point of view of the different family members can mean very different things. let me elaborate more on that, starting from the youngest in the family.


2. A Book from the Point of View of little Morrid is a world of fantasy.

Every time Mummy reads little Morrid a story, he would imagine many mystical creatures and cute monsters surrounding him. And because of that he made a lot of imaginary friends!


3. A book from the Point of View of student Morrid is a nightmare.

Student Morrid, on the other hand, sees his books (textbooks) as nightmares. All those problems to solve, theories to learn and digest~ Student Morrid hates them! Textbooks are the worst!


4. A Book from the Point of View of bookworm Morrid is an escape.

Bookworm Morrid sees a book like an escape. Reading is the only way she gets to escape to another world and takes a break from reality.


5. Books from the Point of View of mummy Morrid are dust collectors.

Mummy Morrid spends plenty of her time wiping books, keeping the books clean spiky and span just to make sure that the kids have supply of clean books to read.


6. A Book from the Point of View of a daddy Morrid (a fully grown tree) is an offspring.

Lastly, daddy Morrid sacrifices himself to produce tons and tons of books. He contributes to the wisdom, knowledge and creativity that grows in the mind of years and years of generation of the Morrid Family.


Typography chapter 6: Final

P.S. I'll upload 'chapter 5: work in progress' at a later timing >< Here's the final.


Layer by layer:

Layer 1: The story.


All of us keeps a Pandora box deep within our mind. It is a box that contains our fears, phobias and desires all the evils in the world. By being aware of the things inside our Pandora’s box, we can in turn learn how to heal ourselves. Do you have fears? If so, what do you fears?

Now, let me bring you through a journey of my Pandora’s box.

Layer 2: I am a magnifying glass.


Magnifying glass symbolizes curiosity, the urge to search for more information. he key in the composition represents answers, it could also be seen as the key to the lock of the Pandora’s box. To me, Curiosity is a very important trait that exist in almost everyone. Curiosity is what makes our life more interesting. It is also what drives us to learn. However, Curiosity can be dangerous at times. (in the case of Pandora’s box)

Layer 3: I am an octopus


Octopus have many tentacles, and tentacles represents greed and desires. As a normal human being, I desire for more and better stuff. More money, more food, more clothes, better cars, better pens, better laptops and also better grades.  (In other words, I fear failures) However, I don’t really recognize that as an extremely bad side of me. I see desires/expectations as something that drives me to work harder.

Layer 4: I am a raven


Raven are very closely connected to loss and death. I do have deep dark fears – I fear losing loved ones, I fear endings and I fear death.

Layer 5: I am an oak tree


Oak tree represents courage and hope. I chose to draw an Oak tree in both summer and winter form to show that Oak trees are mighty and strong. I am an Oak tree – I stand strong through all things and I never lose hope because I believe that hope is the only thing that is stronger than fear.

Note to self: Stay strong! Stay hopeful!



Last minute solutions:

The following setup is an attempt to make my cardboard box look more mysterious and more like a legit pandora’s box. (Because sadly I couldn’t find any nicer box at home)

Firstly I made a scroll by printing out the pandora’s story and dabbing tea onto the back of the paper to make it look like an old paper. Then I went out to pluck some leaves and branches and borrowed some red cloth and a lamp from the foundation drawing room (It is like a props room~)

Here’s how the setup looks like: