The Data Translation brief gave me a chance to create a piece of work reflecting a piece of data. I decided to do a piece on David Bowie and every word ever mentioned in all his songs. This lengthy task was challenging times- especially collecting the data, I had to organise and get lyrics on nearly 300 songs. However the finish collection in itself was amazing and the finish collection was nice in itself. I used the data I collected and organised it selecting words that were negative and positive seen below. I also highlighted how many times names were mentioned. Because when I showed my tutors and fellow students the data I collected many were interested in the data itself I made it into a book. You can see below I used type stamps to create the cover. However I think it is lacking colour which is why I want to explore this more and Seen perhaps use the poster you can see below.
Above are pages of research I did on David Bowie, this research did really help me, but what helped me even more was the colours that radiate from the pages. If you look at my final outcome from these pages you can see just how much the colours help me. Adding this relevance links the final outcomes to Bowie even more.
Above is my final book using my poster as the cover. I really love how the development and the final outcome was sort of able to become one. The book becomes something discreet and physical to hold. You wouldn't initially think that the data translation is the cover which I really like. The colours reference David Bowie and his flamboyant costumes and style. I overall am really happy with the outcome and would defiently create another version for a different artist if I had more time.