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BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Joseph Giltrap

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Joseph Giltrap

Hi, my name’s Joe Giltrap. I'm a 20 year old graphic designer from Surrey. My online portfolio can be accessed here: joegiltrap.co.uk.

International Society of Typographic Designers

Responding to the Migration brief set by ISTD, 'Mission to Mars’ is a publication exploring the possibilities of human migration via space travel from Earth to Mars.

The publication is split into two sections, the first section is focused on a utopian vision of Mars and the second section focuses on the dystopian reality of life on the surface.

The design adopts key references found in space vernacular such as programming type-faces such as OCR A and Consolas, flight manuals, the universal clean and readable typeface used by NASA, Helvetica, and authoritarian top-secret documents. As well as references which tune into our perceived ideas of space travel such as silver foiling, vacuum packing, orange dust, specification data, essential advice etc.

Audience: Imagine yourself as a multi-planetary astronaut, on-board a spaceship which is capable of travelling to Mars. Whilst boarding, you received a vacuum-sealed package, inside is your ‘Mission to Mars in-flight manual’ you take it out and your journey.

Audio Visual

This project explores the elements of interactive print by producing a graphic score that abstractly represents music through several different graphical elements. The audio can be accessed by using a smartphone to scan the QR code on the front cover.

A Graphic score or graphic notation is the representation of music through the use of visual symbols outside the realm of traditional music notation. For this project, I have aimed to represent forms of electronic dance music visually, through abstract elements.