mood boards (location and character)

location mood board: 


  • edited to select references i directly used when making model, colour + spatial atmosphere references
  • referenced this a lot when making, was helpful for keeping me on track of my concept

character mood board: 

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  • good to have this as reference during modelmaking process as a reminder of who inhabits the space
  • putting evidence of his existence within the space eg. sketches, cookbooks

–> FURTHER REAL LIFE REFERENCE: draft cards from WW2 with addresses and names, draft card could be landlord’s or friend’s?







i wanted to find more first hand research into existing architecture and styles of the 1940/1950s, what life was like during these periods to inform my concept development.

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  • architecture: good to have idea of what exterior of building would have looked like, what my corridor space could have been part of within a real life period building, especially if art of the exterior needs to be built



  • visual inspiration for food related graphics in kitchen, what mightve been available at time, what brands


  • insight into authentic homes and places lived by New Yorkers over the years –> crafting realistic location and character