My o and g project is due Wednesday. By then, we have to build a dynamic relationship between the two letters and express it in a black and white box with no add-ins. There must be five panels total, a mask and base layer, a 7″x7″ box to confine one panel, and each layer must be labeled.
Instead of playing o and g as lovers, I decided that they should have a defined relationship. g is the mother, o is the baby.
g is pregnant with o
The reason why I find this relationship so compelling is because g, I believe, can take on human characteristics. It can have a swollen tummy, a stern expression, a longing gaze. I can play with these attributes to play on g and o’s relationship, and hopefully diminish the number of people who just see “go.”
The first years
As you can see, I didn’t completely scrap the original romantic relationship between the two letters. I love the CrayonE font that I was using to show closeness in their original relationship, though I toyed with it more to show more of a parental relationship. All of these pages were just favorites of the many many many that I have since made.
o has a tantrum
I also decided to keep using Extrafine to demonstrate anger or angst. Some of these files run over each other a bit, but I know how to fix that by reordering the layers; since they’re mock ups the overlap doesn’t bother me so much.
Teen angst with boxes
Teen angst without boxes
The most fun that I had when I was making the teenage angst section was choosing the different fonts between the g and the o. I wanted g to be as standard and conservative as possible, so I ended up with Times New Roman. o, on the other hand, had to be a bit wacky. I ended up picking Billy Argel because of the swoopy, emo hairstyle that o appears to have. I’m not sure which of the above images I have, but as you can see in Teen angst without boxes, g definitely holds down the fort while o is a little bit lost.
o leaves for college
The final panel of the strip will be bittersweet: o leaves for college. The g fonts that I chose were based on their g terminals; I can see the hinting of a face on the g. g, signaled by the direction of its terminal, watches as o leaves, proud and sad. Naturally, I thought the Princeton LET font would be perfect for o. o is half out of the picture because it is almost gone for college.
Though I have a number of prints from these templates, I am going to sit down later tonight and pick the best to show o and g’s story.