First project as part of exploring the media and methods of Graphic communication design in this year's Unit 2. In Image, the brief was to represent a colour in black and white.
In the western culture, blue is associated with sadness, melancholy
and depression; hence the expression: «feeling blue». However, dark blue
communicates excellence and high performances. It’s coldness can also
In China, it’s associated with ghosts, torment and death. In Turkey, it symbolizes mourning.
I wanted to combine the meanings different cultures associate to blue with my personal ex- perience of the colour. When I think about blue, I feel the cold and loneliness of the disorder I am battling with ; Anorexia Nervosa. This mental health issue results in pushing oneself to the extreme and towards unsustainable ideals. Denying life, slowly leaving behind identidy to return to the original form; skin and bones..
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