CREATIVE QUARTERLY 67 RUNNER-UP IN GRAPHIC DESIGN
For this project, I created two separate pieces revolving around J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" series, or more specifically, the film adaptations directed by Peter Jackson.
I first created an infographic informing the viewer about the setting of the novels and films, Middle Earth. This fantasy location is quite bizarre, and the nature of the media has a tendency to turn potential viewers away due to the sheer complexity of Tolkien's world. I decided to portray "The Lord of the Rings" in a new manner, highlighting where each of the five main film locations exists in New Zealand. Bold colors and graphics attract the viewer's attention, while soft gradients draw the eye downward to the bottom of the page. Various film facts are accented across the composition, informing the viewer of the techniques used to create the three movies.
As a follow-up piece to my infographic, I created a packaging set out of a wooden box as a gift set for Tolkien's fans. The lid of the box is engraved with a monoline illustration, while the rest of the packaging relies on various images and design elements to create a coherent set of gifts. This includes a foldable map, miniature pennant, candle, sticker pack, and of course, the one ring.