Research Ideas

I’ve decided to pursue the idea of presenting the 50 Things as a map. This comes from my interest in my interest in fantasy role-playing games and the gorgeous illustrated maps that often accompany them.

Maps can be an extremely effective way of creating a landcape of information. With the aid of keys and text they are an ideal way of conveying a complex ideas qucikly. I like the aesthetics of blueprints, their iconic colours lend to a sense of importance and suit detail well. Early medieval and ancient maps are fantastic in that they convey both practical information as well as stories and ideologies.

Part of me feels like I should stretch out of my comfort zone (producing something that is purely type), however I’ve decided that for my first project I might should work on my ‘strengths’.