The idea, as I understand it at this time, is to use typography to portray an emotion. Below is an example similar to the ones shown to us in our lecture. A simple adjustment to the Leading of just one letter gives an, otherwise, static word motion and forms an image.
My external hard drive, conveniently, failed on me. Luckily not too much work was lost but I did however lose my Lesson 6 Graphic Design work. A task set, quite similar to, what I am understanding, this assignment to be. The only difference was to use our name.
Firstly, I created an image using the letters of my name to depict me on a computer whilst other people partied (showing my dedication) but after seeing the examples (like the one above) I realised that I was heading down completely the wrong route and began again.
I have drawn what my second attempt looked like above. It shows the word ‘Luke’ with the ‘L’ facing the wrong way and its horizontal line dragged out. I drew a hand on the end of it and an audience just past the hand. It is meant to show Luke reaching out to people (trust me, it was a lot clearer on the computer).
For the assignment, I thought of a range of emotions. I came up with happy, sad, angry, hate, tired, wired, obsessive, frustration, love and suspicious. I doodled different ways to express the feeling in the word and specifically thought about whether someone who couldn’t read would know the emotion from looking at it.
Happy could work if I made it really subtle, although it’s a pretty obvious direction i feel.
Sad is a lot like Happy but harder to make it obvious. Perhaps make the mouth a different color.
I really actually like my anger image. I haven’t seen it anywhere before and yet it’s so obvious! Make the anGRR red and really stand out.
I feel that Hate wouldn’t be clear, especially to my person who can’t read.
Tired could also possibly be Sad. My person who cannot read would be very confused
Wired is real obvious. Electricity was the route I took.
I love my Obsessive image. The fun, personification of the O, V and E make this a really clear word and also classy, I feel.
For frustration I simply removed the ‘I’ and replaced it with a broken pencil. Simple. Effective?
Love was shockingly obvious.
I just added two lines over the dots of the I’s in suspicious to portray eyebrows, one of them raised in a suspicious way.
My favorite 3 were Happy, AnGRR and Obsessive. I did some quick mock-ups (the colours aren’t the best choices nor is the positioning of certain elements) but it gives me a good idea of what I want to do.
My worry is where the anGRR and Happy ideas are too simple. But is simple a bad thing?