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Katherine Mansfield House Visit

6th Jan

Jeff and I went for a trip over to Katherine Mansfield’s House in Thorndon.

Below is an image gallery of the trip.

We were also given a link to a short documentary based on Mansfield which i plan to watch tonight.

A Portrait of Katherine Mansfield: 

https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/a-portrait-of-katherine-mansfield-1986

Also as I walked through town I came across a sculpture of  Katherine Mansfield which we could drawn inspiration.

 

Map Concept 1

13 DECScreen Shot 2016-12-13 at 1.24.41 PMBased off the above image we will create a concept map of Wellingtons Water Front for the Literary Atlas. It will be stylized like the feature image and use the same colours and bold black outlines.

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16 DEC

Here is the rough mock up of the Map in Illustrator. More work will be done on this tomorrow.Screen Shot 2016-12-16 at 2.32.37 PM

  • Icons for specific points of interest will be made (right now these are small burgundy circles)
  • A swatch for the buildings will be written for finer lines (the current blinds pattern is a placeholder)
  • I want to fill all the water with text ( as an abstract design choice)
  • Names of parks will have to be sourced
  • Find out all the boat names around the waterfront
  • User relevant points of interest?

 

18 DEC

Here is the mock up that has been completed thus far:

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I Have made a Building Pattern Swatch, however I need to adjust the legibility of the text within the buildings. I like the style of the water with the changing size of text however I think I should make the overall size of the text smaller. I am really happy with the colours of the map.

I am conscious that the map appears too busy. I might complete the basis of the map in its entirety, then develop the style. We need this map to  serve its purpose as a functional map as well as having a literary style.

Still to do:

  • Icons for specific points of interest will be made (right now these are small burgundy circles)
  • Find out all the boat names around the waterfront
  • User relevant points of interest?

 

19 DEC

Final Mock up completed! The full map can been seen below.

Map Mock Up

Text will need to be added next to further develop this map. The building swatches were adjusted also to make the building text more legible but the outline of the buildings was increased to make them stand out.

From this point on:

  • Text needs to be added
  • Icons needed for landmarks
  • Bridges need to be added

All things considered the map is really coming together

Site Visit – Bill Manhire

Bill Manhire’s typographic sculpture is in an hidden on the over the edge of the walkway by a small over-bridge. It overlooks the small area of the waterfront in which there is a  diving platform.

The sculpture says the following:

I live at the edge
of the universe,
like everybody else.

From ‘Milky Way Bar’ in Milky Way Bar, Victoria University Press, 1991

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Site Visit – Vincent O’Sullivan

Vincent O’Sullivan’s typographic sculpture is located on a wall on the stairs leading up to the overbridge. Directly behind this is the lagoon which would be a great place to generate AR content.

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The sculpture says the following:

Then it’s Wellington we’re coming to!
It’s time, she says, it’s time surely
for us to change lanes, change tongues,
they speak so differently down here.

From ‘Driving South with Lucy to the Big Blue Hills’ in Seeing You Asked, Victoria University Press, 1998

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Site Visit – James K Baxter

James K Baxter’s typographic sculpture is in an hidden on the over the edge of a railing by Te Papa. 

The sculpture says the following:

I saw the Maori Jesus
walking on Wellington Harbour.
He wore blue dungarees.
His beard and hair were long.
His breath smelt of mussels and paraoa.
When he smiled it looked like the dawn.

From ‘The Maori Jesus’ in Collected Poems of James K Baxter (ed J E Weir), Oxford University Press, 2003

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Site Visit – Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield’s typographic sculpture is in an amazing location on the edge of the walkway looking out to Wellington Harbour. 

The sculpture says the following:

Their heads bent, their
legs just touching, they
stride like one eager
person through the town,
down the asphalt zigzag
where the fennel grows
wild … the wind is so
strong that they have
to fight their way
through it, rocking like
two old drunkards.

From ‘The Wind Blows’ in Bliss and Other Stories, Penguin Books, 2001

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