This piece attempts to document the feeling of euphoria that we experience during those few perfect moments in our lives. Yet the piece also serves as a harsh reminder that nothing will last forever by ironically ruining the typography itself, and by adding an asterisk after "nothing". It reminds the audience of their mortality and prompts them to cherish what they have at this moment in time.
The piece was made exclusively with the pen tool in Illustrator. It involved large amounts of anchor points and curves to achieve the wrinkled effect, with multiple layers for the red- and blue-shifts respectively. Although taking much longer than I originally anticipated, the piece was eventually able to achieve the intended effect. The most challenging aspect was conveying the shape of the wrinkles purely through the distortion of the letters.
To Rachel Wang
*yet something will, eventually
So cherish the moment