Design | Photography Winchester School of Art (BA) Graphic Arts
In Our Time (2016)
My route was focusing on getting lost in the fantasy of technology. After listening to a conversation between two comedians, Craig and Luke, they touched on some interesting points about going to a bar and people being absorbed in their phones.
My final work was intended to give the feeling of being overwhelmed by technology by using the aesthetic of code and pixels. The typeface for the code style was Lucida Console, which is often used in coding. For the pixel typeface I created my own blackletter typeface made with a grid to give a pixel look. It was based on Lucida Blackletter, which seemed appropriate because I wanted to use Lucida Console. I wanted to use a blackletter to demonstrate fantasy as shown in my research.
I was fairly happy with my outcomes but wanted to project my video onto multiple walls in a room to give the feeling of being trapped or lost inside technology but unfortunately couldn’t get the space so just had to show the video. The feedback from my final pieces was mainly positive but I was told my banner’s background text stood out too much. If I was to do this again I would have tried to get a space for my video as explained earlier and decreased the size of the text in the background layer as it’s only meant to be a background, not to be read.