final outcome for my ‘journey of an object’ brief. 

struggled a bit with this brief to be honest. i was taken back by the idea of having to make a 16-page book. and somehow i kept having the idea of a novel or textbook, text-filled book in my head when i had to come up with ideas. however, i was enlightened that book can be sth simple and easy-to-read, like a short story or fairytale that has more images that text. 

really enjoyed doing book-binding for the brief though. could develop it further by improving the silhouette illustrations of the book and using actual digital paper for the book instead of scanning them into the computer and printing it out again. the opague effect would have been more significant. 

looked into Robert Ryan’s paper cuts and screenprints as research for illustrations/images to be used in my book project. was introduced by my lecturer to mister rob.

his cut-outs are amazingly detailed. the typeface used in his cut-outs are unique. his works are usually a combination of 1 dark color and 1 light color, making great use of the contrast of colors. he also skillfully uses monotone for his works, using dark and light shades of the same color, giving his pieces a more harmonic feeling. 

really like the Ryantown 2nd anniversary limited edition print! 

check out his webpage and blog for more works at