to begin my journey in creating a sustainable package, i first had to pick a local product to use. i looked at spices and i looked at our homemade yoghurt drink. but in the end i chose my grandmothers special blend of tea.
i chose a metal container as they are least likely to be thrown away. dried food is sometimes thrown away without being used if it went bad so it also has an airlock mechanism which would help preserve dry food for a long time.
i was aiming for a 1940-1960s feel but in the end my design still looks modern. i tried to add some elements that i made by hand to enforce that feeling. the arabic type is done by hand, so was the illustration of the grandmother but as it stuck out too much i had to remake it using illustrator.
i had an almost difficult time making a sentence using the words below, i was looking forward to something more interesting than obnoxious doors and scorched recipes. however, the most challenging part for me was not making the sentenced but the actual compositions. i set myself a goal to mostly try to break up the way to “traditionally” read a sentenced. while keeping the design creative.
everywhere: كل مكان
backdoor: الباب الخلفي
grapple: تعارك، تصارع، امسك
scorch: شوط، لذع، حرق
obnoxious: ، بغيض،مغث، يلوع الجبد
ill-tempered: سيئ الزاج
the ill tempered backdoor always obnoxiously grapples the scorched recipe everywhere.
an obnoxious recipe always scorched the ill tempered grappling backdoor everywhere.
everywhere the obnoxious grappling backdoor always scorches the ill tempered recipe.
surprisingly, the ill tempered recipe always grapples the obnoxious scorched backdoor everywhere!
according to the ill tempered backdoor, the scorched recipe always obnoxiously grappled everything, everywhere!
وفقاً للباب الخلفي ذو المزاج السئ دائماً، الوصفة المحروقة تتعارك ببغض مع كل شيء، في كل مكان!
I’m going to try and go forward with the idea of crocheting my word. i was thinking about the context and seeing how the word i picked is” fleeting” i was thinking of either using the surface of an old couch or as scratched up wooden surface. maybe do what was suggested and use another crochet unraveling baby blanket.
my experiments over the weekend, it went surprisingly well even though when i started each one of them i had no idea what I’m doing.
it has been interesting to see how much of the letterform i can remove or change without it losing its identification.
i believe that the thing i struggle the most with is actually giving up on some of the designs. i have come to believe that each and everyone of the ones i made could be somehow fixed and that all i needed was time. which i unfortunately don’t have.