Before I started to look into the theme dialogue I wanted to look at the promotions for the exhibition to try and get a better feel of what they are wanting
I started by looking at their website and although I could read the brief on here the more interesting and useful information was on their blog. . .
This showed examples of what they have already done for the exhibition which was really helpful. It was helpful to see the layering they have done and what kind of designs they are working with.
I also found their twitter which I started to follow as I think this will be a good way to keep up to date with the exhibition and what is going on. Similarly to the blog this was also helpful as I got to see some of the designs they have already printed.
After getting a better idea of visually what they wanted I started to look into dialogue and what this can mean.
This led me to think about communication and conversation.
How do we communicate?
How can we communicate?
I then started to think about methods of communication and as well as the obvious verbal communication I then started to think about body language.
Body language refers to various forms of nonverbal communication, wherein a person may reveal clues as to some unspoken intention or feeling through their physical behaviour. These behaviours can include body posture, gestures, facial expressions, and eye movements.
I was really intrigued by this and I think this is an interesting interpretation of the word dialogue and that I could come up with some fun visuals to represent this.
I didn't want to spend too much time looking into body language in too much depth as I understand the basics and the body language that is often interpreted a certain way.
So I gathered some images of different examples of body language to work from as reference.
Another idea I had when initially looking into dialogue was old forms of communication. How did people communicate before the written word, before the invention of the alphabet, etc.
As I started to look into old methods of communication I came across cave paintings.
'Some theories hold that cave paintings may have been a way of communicating with others, while other theories ascribe a religious or ceremonial purpose to them.'
As visuals I think these would work really well screen print layered with other designs. I would obviously interpret these in my own way as they would need to be simplified, but I think this could also be an interesting visual interpretation of the word dialogue.
I currently think the body language may work best in terms of this exhibition but I am going to start producing visuals and if this doesn't work I will go back and look at cave paintings, and also if I have enough time after designing for body language see if I can also produce something for the cave painting idea.