With this project, I had to redesign the Periodic Table in an innovative manner, without losing the basic structure. My main focus was to visualize the density of each group by changing up the colors and shapes of each element. By ignoring the numeral aspect of the table, I tried to create a visual roster that allowed the viewer to understand the flow and basic structure in the blink of an eye.
As a graphic designer I’m confronted with ever-changing styles on a daily basis, this either by pure coincidence or by actively looking for new perspectives. There’s always one constant: we are stimulated and moved by external influences, everyday we are exposed to trends. As the subject is very large and can be looked at from many different angles, I decided I would focus on the general perception and interpretation of trends. I discovered that as an outsider, it was difficult to overview the evolution of a trend. Being something that repeats itself should also be visually recognizable. I asked myself the question: ‘How can I, as a graphic designer, showcase a trend chronologic and compact?’ In other words I wanted to create a system where viewers can discover trends on their own and distinguish them in one look.
I researched the covers of the American Vogue magazine which was good in quality and quantity. Being only one page, I could get a great overview on how they evolved throughout time. I analysed them on typography, color, positioning, contrast, masthead, type of cover and content. The next step was to find a system to showcase some parameters. I decided to focus on the evolution of some specific colors from the cover : background and most notable color. Another parameter I wanted to include was the type of cover, whether they use illustrations or photography. The viewer has to find the right angle to perceive the information. This to emphasize the critical aspect of the topic. We first notice them when they are already qualified or recognized as a trend. In a way it’s the same with the installation: you have to look throughout the space to get a glimpse of the evolution.
During my studies at The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design in London, I created a manual on all things Yves Saint Laurent. In this little booklet I discuss the origin and progression of the brand as well as the main inspirations of the many iconic collections.
This assignment was about designing a building and concept book that would showcase the general feeling and basic idea of a store/company named Playtype. Not only do they sell fonts but the building includes work offices as well as creative art studios. The main idea in creating this building was the use of stairs to link the several parts of the company. This element I chose to showcase in my concept book by not only by showing images but also by incorporating stair elements in the general lay out.
This book is a result of an assignment where we had to design a publication explaining and showcasing a typographer's body of work. I chose the highly experimental Neville Brody. In this book I show his journey throughout his life and work, as well as his most iconic fonts. I conclude with sharing his influence on magazines such as The Face and so on.