I designed this graphic design artwork for a personal project relating to a family who traveled the length and breadth of England & Wales in the 1830s, baptizing children multiple times (over 600+ times!) to obtain money from the church.
The family was unique during the time period, and because they used several different alias surnames, searching for them felt like trying to solve a puzzle or looking for a needle in a haystack. I wanted this artwork to reflect this feeling in its design.
I wanted the typography to stand out and be clear to the viewer, and nothing stands out more than a bright and vibrant pink! The font is in keeping with the historical period, and the pink was chosen not only to stand out but because it is in keeping with the color scheme on the project's website.
I designed the artwork surrounding the typography to purposely be visually confusing to the viewer, drawing the eye to little flourishes here and there and including some "hidden" elements related to the family and the research. These include features such as a baby & church, referencing the baptisms, an anchor referring to the father supposedly being a sailor, and a few other things.
The Serial Baptist (www.theserialbaptist.co.uk)