"… circus culture in a clean and sophisticated fashion."
-2011 jumper describing aesthetic
Through this project I showed my circus culture icons in a clean and sophisticated fashion. I was portraying the reality of life and dedication in the circus and not the garish, cartoonish design that it is usually seen while visiting the circus as a spectator.
To keep my icons legible I simplified them down to what was needed while keeping certain markers that would clue the viewer into the subject matter. My color choice and placement of color was also used to highlight the important markers in my icons.
Cohesion was kept through my set by setting up rules that I used throughout my icons. All of the icons have an area where the negative space flows into the positive space and adds more detail into the icon itself. Keeping a consistent weight at a small scale was important so I chose to have all icons be vertical.
Kansas City Art Institute