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Wonderlab

Blog of Dorothea Lee's graphic design studio, fartherMORE, containing visual experiments, wonders, and the occasional throwback.

Victim of Love

With Valentine's Day coming up, I'm going through my box of past projects and posting a love-related piece every day this week. This is Day 2 of 5.

Not interested in love right now? Hate it? We've all been there, and this Valentine's Day post is all about that sentiment.

Around the time I was starting out in graphic design, I was also working my way out of a toxic relationship and found myself turning to visual art for the first time. Turning my obsessive thoughts into something more constructive helped me move on from them, and eventually I was able to turn my negative feelings into something a little more humorous and digestible as well. A few relics from that period are below:

"Lovefool" is  a pattern inspired by my mom's retro laundry basket. It started off with a bird's life cycle, but I ultimately changed the kissing pair into a broken hearted dialogue, with one bird professing love while the other called it a fool. Very emo. Still enjoy the pattern though!

"Lovefool" is a pattern inspired by my mom's retro laundry basket. It started off with a bird's life cycle, but I ultimately changed the kissing pair into a broken hearted dialogue, with one bird professing love while the other called it a fool. Very emo. Still enjoy the pattern though!

Cheesy and somewhat misandrist (hover over the image if you have trouble reading them), but by the time I was done with each sketch all the negativity was gone. How can you possibly be this ridiculous and take your situation seriously at the same time? Maybe there's a sympathy card or two for a similarly broken-hearted friend in these silly sketches somewhere...

Well, I think I've embarrassed myself enough here =) For those in the same boat right now, I hope you got a chuckle or two, or at least a little Amen, Sista! hehe