I specialise in editorial design and illustration and hope to pursue a career in publishing.
Human Biology is defined as “the physiology, behaviour, and other qualities of a particular organism or class of organisms.”
“Tarot cards are one of many forms of divination. They are commonly used to measure potential outcomes and evaluate influences surrounding a person, an event, or both.”
I decided to combine human biology with the concept of tarot cards or in other words the science of life with the spirituality of life. I chose to replicate the Tarot deck Major Arcana which consists of 22 cards. I created a deck that consists of 23 cards (as humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes). Each card refers back to the historical tarot meaning while combining a biological reference.
For my dissertation I wrote about how we can use the psychoanalytic theory of The Male Gaze to better understand Kubrick films. I decided to design my thesis into a novel format. Most of Kubrick’s films are based and adapted from novels.
Stanley Kubrick is predominantly a storyteller. He uses film as a means to communicate and transport an audience into a different world. A lot of books have the intention to do the same.
There is something comforting about holding a book in your hand. While society loses many analogue forms to the digital age, the book continues to prevail. People respond to physical, tactile objects.
We were assigned to create a digital portrait of the famous Irish drag queen, Panti Bliss. I learned that she grew up in a very conservative catholic town in Ireland. As a gay boy she always felt out of place. When she moved to Tokyo as a young adult she began to do drag and experience freedom of expression. I choose to create a colorful gif of the city of Tokyo showcasing the bright lights and future that the city provided her. If you look closely at the illustration you can see her amongst the crowd, colorful and bright in comparison to the rest of the pedestrians.
Funke is a fictional electro band whose image is a tribute to the font Iwan Stencil. The band was conceptualized by a group of Graphic and Media Design students and myself. The creator of Iwan Stencil is Jan Tschichold who was born in Germany. The word stencil is derived from the Latin word scintilla, or ‘spark.’ The work spark translated into German is Funke. Here I have designed a record sleeve for the album Vierzehn by Funke. The word Vierzehn in german means “fourteen.” This is a direct relation to Jan Tschichold who is famous for his “14 rules” of typography.