Radmila Zelic Josimov

designer & illustrator

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Broken Flowers

Hi,

For my project I chose "Broken Flowers", movie by Jim Jarmusch, starring Bill Murray. Story follows main character - Don Johnston as he starts a cross-country journey to track down his former lovers after receiving an anonymous letter stating that he has a son.

The movie has melancholic atmosphere, action of solving the mystery, following the main clues - pink paper and typewritter, and following one man's journey into his past, and searching for answers... 

After initial brainstorming I extracted main words that could define the movie:

- Women

- Letter

- Pink

- Flowers

- Typewritter

- Clues

- Searching

- Journey

- Emptiness

- Apathy

- Coincidences

I started sketching, and came up with three directions that I want to explore further, and I deffinitely want to use pink color as important aspect of the story that appears in different shades and context.

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The first one combines more elements into the composition in order to tell the story, with 5 different flowers for 5 women he visits, car that implies journey, and shadow of a woman's leg (as women played important role in Don's life, and important part of the story itself).

The other two are minimalist and reduced to the main clues - the letter that is the trigger of the story, and typewritter with pink rose petals.

I've done some more sketching, as ideas continued to come up, after I started doing design in Illustrator and Photoshop, and also let go of some of the previous ideas. So I hold on to letter, and typewritter as one of the clues in the movie and this is what I came up. Feedback appreciated.

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