Visual Language of Love — Japanese Style
I have been exploring the visual language of LOVE. I was particularly interested in using different forms of dots and lines because in Japan they say a red string is connecting you with ”the one” from the moment you were born. So romantic.
I also wanted to combine the letters from English alphabet and Japanese. So I designed my kanji 愛 (love) with a love heart in the middle as if it's skipping with joy to express the magical feeling of having someone special in the world.
Sketches to explore the dots and lines and how they could join.
Sketch for love heart to be in part of the Kanji character 愛 (love).
Sketching 愛 (love) on Illustrator with a love heart in the middle. I wanted to strike a balance between being geometric and organic with a slanted angle. It it's too straight, it's not playful enough to express joy but if it's too organic it would get too messy.
Combining letter form and patterns.