Abstract Zelda Posters for Pop-up shop

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in Blog, Work | One Comment

Decided to be a part of a pop-up shop together with Justine, Ness and Jeannie. The details can be found on their Facebook event over here, so if you’re in town in the upcoming week or two, check it out! Here is a quick overview of the event deets!

183 Queen St East

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Saturday: 12-6
Sunday: 1-5

So to make this simple for myself, im gonna post the text that i submitted for Rivet, since it pretty much summarizes it all! I ended up making 30 posters and packaged 2 polyomino toys. First of all, here is the rundown of the posters!

By mixing my passion for video games into my graphic design work, this poster series takes in-game elements from The Legend of Zelda (one of my favorite video game series) and conveys it abstractly through geometric shapes and form.

The triangulated pattern was created in Grasshopper, a plugin for the 3D modeling software Rhinoceros. What Grasshopper allows for is to change a model through different components and values. With the possibility of tweaking a design through its numerical limits, one is able to quickly generate multiple unique iterations of a design with the change of a number. This was how the three randomized triangulated patterns were created.

The colors selected for the three posters (red/brown, blue and green) are inspired by the triforce goddesses named Din, Nayru, Farore. They are also somewhat the same colors of the tunics that Link wears throughout his adventure.

On the lower part of the three posters are three iconic Zelda quotes written in Hyrulian (The language that can be found in-game). These three quotes are “It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.”, “You’ve met with a terrible fate, haven’t you?” and “I’ve been waiting for you, Hero of Time.”.

Even though not everyone share the same passion as me for this game, the poster series abstracts the elements to an extent so that you are allowed to appreciate it for its aesthetic values without any pre-existing knowledge on the game. For the Zelda fan, this poster gives further insight on the lore surrounding the game. These posters will be sold for $15 per poster so get them while they are hot (since its only 10 of each edition!)

As for the second object that i will be selling, it is the polyomino toy that i had created during my thesis.

All i did for this is to make a nice fabric bag for it + package it with all the necessary instructions. The price for these are a bit higher ($80) to show the time + effort + limited edition of the toy! Never been a part of a pop up shop before but looking so far, its been pretty awesome and im sure that it’s just gonna get better :D

1 Comment

  1. Bloorcourt update
    14 Aug ’12

    [...] for my own objects, i will be selling the Zelda posters that i created for 5, 10, 15, 20. Another item that i will have (that i have planned out for a loonnnggg time) are customizable [...]


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