This is a little flash back project post from 2006. Back in 2006, I developed my 1st digital abstract book containing numerous photographs I have taken myself as well as some of my attempts for typographic experimentation. The typography and photography relationship started to take form, and I still vividly remember how much I enjoyed expressing my psychological thoughts in those days.
In 2006, I put together a immensely ambitious multi-medium project called “Infinite Synthesis Project”, which was a study of abstract execution and typography all converging into one image. The Infinite Synthesis Project spawned a website, 1 digital catalog, and 2 digital books that communicated the idea of realistic deconstruction, synthesis of imagery and type, and the deconstruction of reality in a simple image manipulated form.
Of course if I can go back in time I would’ve done things differently but perhaps this post serves as a memoir of how my design has evolved from 10 years ago. The book communicates the subject matter of heart break, love, and most importantly, the death of my grandmother who meant dear to me. My grandmothers death as a topic spread across 2 e-books, one being Dawn and another being Hana. Download link and images from the book are below.
My name is Chris Takakura, I am an art director and visual designer servicing businesses and studios around the world. I specialize in print design, brand/identity, with a strong concentration in web design & front-end development. I am always looking to connect and be involved in creative projects, so if you are interested in my creative services, please contact me here.