CONTINUATION OF PROJECT 1:
This week, I tried out my initial ideas, as shown below.
I wanted to use newspapers as the background, to bring across the feeling of ‘in the past’, as I personally feel that middle children are affected by Middle Child Syndrome more during their formative years. I used white glue to stick the newspapers on in a collage sort of way.
Just to experiment with, I did up a very quick random mock up of a dog portrait, and used glue to stick on materials that I had at the moment, and reminded me of nature – tissue paper, leaves and grass.
I felt like my ideas were very isolated from one another, in a sense that they did not have anything that linked them together in a way that flowed well as a project. So after giving it some thought, and doing more research, I decided I wanted to use translucent paper (maybe acetate) as a medium that would link all four (YAY LOL) of my typographic pieces together.
I drew inspiration from a design that I had seen previously – it used transparent plastic with mould printed on it as a wrapper for sandwiches, as a deterrent so that people would not steal the food.
The concept that would be a bridge to link all the pieces together would be by using translucent paper with individualised prints or designs on them, and they would be attached landscape to the top of each piece, and act as an overlay.
For example, for ‘Fussy Food Eater’, I will stage a photograph of each food group, and on the separate piece of translucent paper, print our mould to fit over the foods that I don’t eat, to represent being picky leads to wastage.
For ‘Middle Child’, I may print translucent newspaper/book clippings that are related to children on the overlay sheet, instead of using it as a background for the matches.
I will continue to update OSS when I have more precise ideas to show, as well as first-round experimentations of each piece! (: