Lara Porter

Illustrator

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Mumbo Jumbo

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These are my class notes and list of initial idioms and ideas.

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I chose my idiom "mumbo jumbo" meaning a language intended to cause confusion or bewilderment. I thought I could play with the similar length words and letters in a fun way. I very quickly decided to design the words as a reflection, so that the identical letters weren't below each other if doubled up. The two "o"s at each end reminded me of faces that could express the meaning of the words. The speech bubble seemed a natural element that could pull the whole design together.

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I found a typeface that contained letter forms I could manipulate easily. A mix of caps and lower case had to be used. I flipped the "u" and copied it to make up a letter "m" that was not serif. I also elongated the "B" and deleted the centre of the "o" to form the basis of the face.

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This was my deign in Adobe Illustrator before I used the blob tool - which I love by the way!

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I then tried various colour combinations but liked the one in the middle best.

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Texture was added as overlays and TA-DAAAH!!! :)

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