My first idea is inspired by a train. I picked it because when I was a child it was one of the toys I had.
I selected elements from the train to create the letters.
I started Sketching some letters based on my inspiration (Building blocks). I found that it’s not very easy to make the letter because the parts does not fit into all the letters, so I did some experiments by cutting shapes and using them to make a letter. I found this way helpful in order to see the skeleton of the letter and then sketch it.
Arabic books for children
Some of these books have legible fonts and some doesn’t.
جدتي ستتذكرني دائما – I find the font of this book legible and..
كائنات سقف الغرفه -Tuluth font is readable, but children may not be able to read some of the ending letters.
هبت ريح قويبة – No system, the letters are not similar and unbalanced.
سبع ارواح – No system and inconsistency within the letterform.
نمنم يرسم الدنيا – I don’t like the font, but it does have a system and consistent stroke. It does not use vocalization marks which makes it easier for the child to read.
English books for children
The font is balanced and has a system (elongated). The font uses the same stroke more than once with each letter.
The patterns I created were from the package design itself. I took elements from the form of the package and created a pattern out of it. The forms of each package has a meaning behind it, therefore using elements from each and creating a pattern relating to it gives a stronger connection and meaning to the package.
So far the project has gone smoothly, although I have changed my mind few times it did not affect me because of the extended deadline, instead it helped me make a decision and choose what I want to have for my final.
I first wanted parts of a song then I changed to quotes. I also wanted to create patterns for each mood, but then I didn’t want to have a crowded package, so I chose to have a solid color and the form, quote, weight and color is what determines the mood.
After critique I thought again of using patterns because the package may not be picked even though the form, quote and color can determine the mood, the weight is still part of it. I created the patterns using elements of the package itself. For example, the oval shapes in the package for (calm) were put together to create a pattern.
When I printed the quotes on vinyl I found difficulties picking out the letters because it was too small and I didn’t want to make it big because it will take a lot of space and it will be distracting. I want the quotes to be small in order for the package to be picked and read as well. I decided to have the type printed on the package along with the pattern.
My previous idea was to have parts from songs that relate to each mood, but then I thought to use an image rather than text and for the image I was thinking to make a pattern that relate to the mood. I then changed my mind and went back to my previous idea but I decided to go with quotes rather than parts of a song because songs are mostly based on romantic situations where quotes have a stronger message and for each mood there is a quote. I feel that the quotes make more sense with my packages because every package is different and some relate strongly to the quote.
Calm – Sometimes you can find peace of mind by transferring yourself to different situations. They’re just reminders to stay… calm. Example: different situations – the package has multiple sides and movement to it.
Embarrassed – The awkward moment when you get a flashback of something embarrassing that you did.
-Nothing is more embarrassing than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.
Aggressive – Aggression only moves in one direction – it creates more aggression.
Stressed – Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.
– Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it’s the time when they most need to think.
Romantic – Sometimes I can’t see myself when I’m with you. I can only just see you.
Ambitious – Aim for the moon, even if you miss you will land among the stars
Optimistic – Don’t let your failures define you—let them teach you.
Compassionate – A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward
Relaxed – Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax
– Remember that in order to be productive you also have to focus on relaxation
Spiritual – Respond to every call that excites your spirit
Depressed – If you could read my mind you’d be in tears
Complacent – I live my life for my own self-satisfaction and need