By being given a booklet from an anonymous source, which shows a single persons personality through a range of questions and exercises. I was asked to produce a range of characters and figures, showing an extensive, experimental, and thorough process. Then to display these in context i.e. promotional booklet, poster.
At first encounter with the me myself and I booklet, I realised the person I had acquired had many girly traits, was very optimistic and enjoyed Disney. When delving further into the booklet, the person seemed to have a history behind them and was struggling to let go of the past. When asked certain questions they would reply in a very hidden, masked, negative way. I summed up this person in six words, the strongest of them being ‘Escapist’.
With this word I created a dingbat typeface, one of A-z. With one rule & one simple exception.
Each letter was to be a single vector image, of an iconic object/photo/character, from a Disney film which starts with the same letter as what was being created.
I.e. F > Finding Nemo > The character ‘Nemo’
The Simple Exception
The letter ‘X’ was the exception to this rule, and simply makes or breaks the whole typeface. The letter ‘X’ was represented as an exit man, this was a merging of two separate ideas, the exit man was to show how the personality I was given was an escapist and how this exit man was ‘running away to Disney’.
With this dingbat typeface, which I named ‘Escapist’, I then created two posters to show the typeface in context. These two posters are shown above. The poster on the right reads ‘Escape x’ and was to show how the typeface can be used in letters, sealed with n kiss (x), sealed with an exit man.