Important things to take note of:
- Get the essence right
- have a simple yet informed background
What job do I want in the future (choose 4):
Hitman for dishonored – Gun, Target, Suit, gloves
- National Team Player – Rugby ball, field lines, boots, jersey (my first love) For rugby, I have only started playing the sport for less than a year but I love it so much I aspire to be a national team player for the Singapore team. Therefore, I would like to translate this passion into typography.
Bath enthusiast – bathroom tiles, candles, bubbles, soaps Humble carpenter – wood, apron, shavings, tool belt
- Global explorer (by sea) – hull of boat, float, knots, sail
Since I was young I have always loved the deep blue waters be it in the sink or the Singapore seas. As I grew older I have always wondered beyond Singapore and aspired to be a well-weathered traveler. Therefore, I dream to be one of the many sea-explorers.
As I research more of what style to emulate as I go about showing this dream of mine, I came across a collection of typographic images ->
As you can see for the V, it takes on a shape of a hull of a boat/ship. This graphic style is apparently flat lay and it is very new yet familiar to me. I have always seen it on Pinterest pages however never got about to do it. As I researched further I came across these artworks by Malika Favre – On The Draw.
These Artworks thus pushed me to take on my very first illustrator project which I will cover in the process post.
- Botanist – studies of flowers/plants in general, ‘fig 2.1’, cross sections
This passion of mine only started sprouting as I cultivated my watercolor skills. I have always liked the layout and aesthetics of Botanical studies – the layout of the document to the cross-sections of some flowers.
After researching on various botanical layouts as seen above, I went on to further research on plants in typography as I find out which style I would want to use for my final piece.
After looking at different ways I could reimagine the plants to be used to spell my initials, I realized that using the natural forms of foliage as seen in the typography compilation is the most natural way to manipulate the plants.
- Neon sign maker – wavy neon glass lettering
At first, I wanted to start a project on how I wanted to be a glass blower as I have always been in awe of their workmanship. However, I found it difficult to capture glass in any typography given my amateur level on illustrator. But what struck me was that neon signs were also a part of glass art.