Commit/Commitment Part 1- Research

When I first thought about a Postcard based on Commitment at the back of my mind I was thinking about Marriage, I think it’s probably the biggest thing you can commit yourself to in terms of human interaction.

I’m married, so it seemed like a pretty important part of myself to introduce! But what I discovered as I searched Google and Pinterest using the word ‘Commitment’ was either photographs of rings, of couples posing together, or motivational messages about running or exercise.

I began thinking about other phrases, ways to say ‘Commitment’ and remembered the saying that when people are getting married they’re “Tying the Knot”.

So I searched for images of Knots and ‘Tying the Knot’ within those search engines. I found a couple of Images I thought could be inspiring, mainly because they showed the shape of the knot/how they depicted the knot…

Knot Illustration

Knot Illustration

Lose Knot Wallpaper

Lose Knot Wallpaper

Cole & Son Knot Wallpaper

Cole & Son Knot Wallpaper

I then just tried to generate simple images by drawing knot shapes on a page, maybe adding the word Commitment at the bottom as a starting point for the postcard design.

Illustrated Knot

Illustrated Knot

I then considered having the phrase tying the knot written along the rope of the knot. But I didn’t really pursue this as I thought it looked quite simplistic/messy. You may be able to pick out the lettering in the image below, but it’s quite tricky as I drew over it. Perhaps it’s something I’ll explore a bit more later on.

Knot with Hidden Phrase

Knot with Hidden Phrase

I wasn’t feeling particularly inspired by what I was producing and began to do a little artist research to try and help me progress with design ideas. I’ll explain more in the next post…

 

 

 

 

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