Day 12 – 3rd June – Quarantine Room Design Notes – Graphic Design

Hardly ever given a glance, but the most important sign in a hotel room is the one detailing where the nearest exit is in the event of an emergency.

Clear with big, easy-to-read fonts, and uncluttered with just the essential info.

I don’t think most people bother to read the evacuation plan, but if they’re scrambling to do so because the fire alarm had just been set off and had jolted them into shock and panic, the information offered here can be absorbed quickly and easily thanks to its clear and straightforward display.

Digressing a bit. I like to look at layout plans, having an interest in interior design. Here I can see that Units 9 and 10 are the most spacious and look to have a separate sitting area. Nice. And some units at the end of each wing are probably the smallest but possibly with more windows which could mean better views.

Moving on to the safe, it’s great that the instructions on how to use it are succinct with such few words.

The only thing I would change is to put the ‘leave safe open when checking out‘ sign on the outside of the safe door too, to better remind the departing guests. I have read of previous hotel guests leaving safes closed and therefore locked, causing an inconvenience to the next guest and the staff.

The bathroom, while still featuring sparse minimalist graphic design, offers a bit more variety in colour and mood courtesy of the amenities.

Same for this shock of red from this sign and cutlery holder. Also, the lightly cursive and handwriting style of the font is almost whimsical and a friendly wink in a room of mainly simple black and white signs.

Two of the utilitarian signs below:


Art Deco Calla Lily Pattern

I drew a pattern, started out inspired by Art Deco and the Calla Lily flower, but when I finished it also feels a tad Mid-century to me.

Clockwise from Top Left: Marigold, Scarlet, Indigo, Ocean

I think maybe that’s due to the sparse lines, the white background and the colour choices. Even though this ‘fish scale’ type of pattern is usually considered Art Deco, the art movement is usually associated with richness and luxury. So maybe a dark jewel tone instead of white for the background, gold or silver lines for contrast, and gradients for depth would make it more Art Deco. But I like how this turned out. I’m looking forward to trying out more such patterns.

To see the entire Redbubble gallery for each of the four colour choices, click the names I’ve selected for them below.

Marigold, Scarlet, Ocean (Green), Indigo

Red and green together for a Christmas vibe

Having done red rubies and green emeralds with the pear-shaped jewel design, I couldn’t resist putting them together for a festive Christmas vibe. The jewels remind me of Christmas tree baubles here! And Christmas lights as well. I gotta rustle up a design with that theme soon now! 🙂

At the same time it still makes for a fun pattern that can be enjoyed all year round.

I did two versions. One with red and green stripes, as illustrated on the dress in the right photo above. To see the whole Redbubble gallery of that version, click here.

The other features black stripes. To see that gallery, click here.

In the meantime, below are some pictures from both:

Normally for the phone covers, my idea is to just put a single jewel against the stripes, but since there are two colours featured here, I had to think of a way to feature both. In the end I decided to do a drop earring kind of design. Looking at it now, it makes me think of a perfume bottle as well 🙂

Red Batik Hibiscus

Drew these from Hibiscus flowers that bloomed in our garden, in a style inspired by batik painting.

Click here for the Redbubble gallery for this illustration.