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Forrest Gump – Final Compositions!

I chose my four quotes from the movies above, Juno, Miracle in Cell No. 7, A Walk to Remember, and Mean Girls :-)

Through the selection of these quotes, I realize that even though some of them do not really have an intentional meaning, we’re able to interpret them according to how we would want to, and depict it using our designs!

Here are my final compositions!


Making use of the quote, I used dolls to represent the ‘babies’, with earpieces ‘inserted’ into the babies to represent them as iPods; and guns, literally.

The circular motion of the babies was to depict how they would actually fly out if they really had been shot out of guns. Also, i decided to continue the rhythm by making the entire composition seem to follow a certain curved direction.

The splash of paint/liquid at the base is to show the impact of the gunshot, and it also serves as a ‘shadow’ for the other elements.

I tried to differentiate the intensity of the different elements, i.e. the Guns being the darkest while the splash being lighter to not only provide a contrast, but also to place the gun as a dominant factor, since everything starts from there.


Instead of making use of ships, I tried to make depict the weight of a sunken ship using anchors, (something like a symbol of sinking), attached to numerous gold chains, as if dragging them down. The use of these chains also provides a movement towards the ear.

The idea of having interest in someone makes me think of trying to understand and listen to that someone, thus I decided to make it seem as if the anchors and chains are sinking into the ear.

The black starry background allows me to create a greater contrast between it and the subject matters, and also sets the mood for the quote, as if in one’s own world.

For this quote, I decided to put in some elements that would link to the sense of touch/feeling. i.e. the most obvious ones would be warmth/coolness, hence the waves and flames that are connected.

The reason for these two elements are also because I feel that they encompass a similar rhythm that wind would give as well. Hence, ironically, while the quote suggests of something that we cannot see, although I used the waves and fire (that can be seen), I would want the audience to focus more on the sense of feeling that they would get when they see these visuals.

I made use of a girl that has seemingly plunged into the waters to express her excitement of feeling this Love, and also the use of doves to symbolize Love itself.


I made use of locks and chains to form an afro of a woman, as a symbol for secrets, something that should be locked away and not be told/shown to anyone.

The hair takes up a huge amount of space of the composition due to the quote itself, and I added tape around it to somewhat secure the hair in place. The tapes are made to be of a lighter shade to create a greater contrast between the hair and the tape.

Lastly, the vines at the jaw area of the woman’s face not only helps to complete the visual of her face but it also expresses the idea of one being entangled due to these  secrets. Also, i decided to make all the different elements of this composition of different effects to create different textures throughout.

Throughout this project, firstly, I’ve really learnt more about Photoshop and I’m really glad about that :-)

Also, I think that one of the main takeaways would be the thought and ideation process? I feel that one of my greatest challenge was to come up with a composition that was not literal, but could still depict what the quote meant, and could also show my own interpretation of the quote.

This project also helped me to understand more about the principles of design, on how to arrange the different elements that would, sort of provide an answer.

I also learnt that not everyone would design things the same way, and how sometimes using something aesthetically pleasing (e.g. symmetrical, or the use of very pretty images) may not serve the purpose of this assignment :-)

Silkscreen Printing!

For the past 2 Tuesdays, we have been working on our silkscreens in order to print our designs and it was a really fun experience!!! :-)

Didn’t manage to snap pictures of the initial coating and drying processes, but took some of when we actually printed our designs onto our totes :-)

img_9230My screen after drying/washing. Taped the sides to cover up the holes :-)

Attempts on newsprint!
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Attempt on the actual tote!

Applied adhesive to a board to insert into the tote, and flattened the creases to print.

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Final product!

Was a little disappointed because it didn’t come out as cleanly as I’d like it to :-(
Also the half tone made the prints less obvious so some of the details were a little lighter than expected. Nevertheless it was still a fun process ^_^