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Process: Final editing of pattern

Follow up from the first testing on Media Wall, we had another testing as well as photoshoot for our poster.

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After reviewing, another round of editing had to be done to make the piece look better, and not too clashing.

Below are the updated and final version of the still images of Mutation, follow up from the previous posts.


  1. A subtle background included to create texture, using one of the cells obtained during my visit to EMB for research.


2. The patterns are edited to be more spherical or rounder compared to the previous ones which are more elliptical.


3. The size of the virus(es) are bigger to break the red.


4. The colour scheme for the virus(es) were chosen for contrast. The tone for the yellow used for the bigger virus is reduced so that it doesn’t clash with the red as red is supposed to be the center of attraction.

City: Selected Theme

Mutation in the City”

So, it seems that I have decided for my theme to be Mutation as I was inspired by microscopic structures and bio-mimicry.

The theme “Mutation in the City” mainly focus on the health aspect in the city — how people are infected with virus or sickness like cancer etc. I had the inspiration from movies with zombies and I was curious of how the cells (virus + normal cell) in our body actually reacts with one another. Like, does it react vigorously like how metals in the first group in the Periodic Table reacts with water?

Research on Mutation (Link:https://www.pinterest.com/youmikaltsum/inspiration-pattern-design-mutationsinfectious/)
Research on Mutation (Link:https://www.pinterest.com/youmikaltsum/inspiration-pattern-design-mutationsinfectious/)

With the example above, I want to look for interaction between the cells thus it led me to decide on how my pattern design will be formed — collage images of the microscopic structure into 1 big pattern, use variation of colours to show the interaction between the cells, and most probably using the shape of DNA figure.