Author: TristanBevan

Looped Labyrinth:

  

In today’s project, I attempted a few iterations of ideas. My first idea was to create some kind of pop up labyrinth/castle through a template I acquired through https://www.youtube.com/c/JRpapercraft with a few of my own ideas to represent the family lost in the house presented in the labyrinth story. However, the creation of the said idea was scrapped as the detail needed for the castle was too great and I did not have the correct resources to finish the job (my knife for precision cutting was to blunt and I had no tweezers).

Never the less I came up with the idea of merging both the labyrinth story and the loop story together to create a trapped like event where the characters of the novel are trapped in the pages of the book – as were the family in the labyrinth – and the supernatural feel of the book sucking the character into the pages – as was the man in the loop. The eyes at the end of the portal are also used to represent the discovery “that they are not the only ones lost in the impossibly infinite labyrinth” as written in the labyrinth story.

Contrast

From studying all kinds of fonts from safety signs to advertisements, our class was a task to compile a collection of fonts from around Reading University campus. After gathering said photos, I categorised the designs through contrast from high contrast to low contrast and also material contrast. From this, i found that most urgent and hazard information signs featured a more colour contrasted and bold design whilst low contrast designs represented directional and or general information.

Structured and geometric design

While studying the future font during today’s lesson, i perceived the style and design as very geometric and fluid in its connection. Therefore I experimented with connected and straight lines throughout the design process. with this, the designs that I imagined are very rectangular and geometric in shape when it came down to the final few iterations presented on the right-hand side the of page. With this, I did also experiment with a more ‘Centeria Script’ esque design in one drawn iteration with more wavey and elegant lines but ultimately went with a more structured and geometric design instead. In terms of my final design, I personally prefer either the T connecting the the B’s crossbar design and or the T integrated into the interior of the B’s salute.