Found Family

Found Family: A visual exploration of fictional narrative through found photographs and letters.
MA London College of Communication: Unit 3 final outcome.
Exploring the role of graphic designer as mediator of form and content, my Major Project Resolution visually explores fictional narratives. Using factual letters from the Mass Observation Archives and unclassified found family photographs as my source material, my final outcome combines techniques of fiction and graphic authorship to construct a compelling story to engage with my audience.

Using graphic design as a tool for investigation, the resulting practice based outcomes explore different ways of representing the same woman’s life across three forms of printed page based media.

By exposing the role of graphic designer as mediator and manipulator of information the final outcomes visually explore how meaning is constructed socially, historically and culturally. Investigating Jan Van Toorns techniques of dialogic practice, I intend to make the viewer aware of the mechanics of manipulation with the aim of creating a message that is open to interpretation dependent on the viewers background.

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