The students of International Institute of Fashion and Design have created a theme wall using 300 copies of “The Hindu”
Every published newspaper is a work of art. At least that is what the editors and page makers think so. The pages of the newspaper make calculated use of space, lines, fonts and photographs. They present a perfect blend of light, shade and details.
A group of students of the city-based International Institute of Fashion and Design has gone a step further. They have artfully used old issues of The Hindu to create a theme wall as part of their project.
To dress up walls it is usual to use pictorial fonts. Like Chinese characters that give a simple graphic design that looks impressive on a wall. They create a remarkable pattern when used as a sort of wallpaper. These students – Sreejith R. Menon, Jomon, Sheriffa and Rahmath (instructor) – have managed to give a similar effect using the black and white characters, varied fonts of The Hindu.
“We intended to give an official look with a neutral colour scheme. Newspapers have a transient life but is can be so beautifully used as a theme wall, as part of interior design, giving it an official look,” says Sreejith, a final year student and a member of the group that created the theme wall.
Through a clever use of the characters the image of Mahatma Gandhi has been created. “We have used around 300 newspapers, which have been cut and pasted on the wall of the room that will now be used as our computer lab. We chose The Hindu because the newsprint is very good and the fonts used are visually effective. We decided against using photographs as we thought it would kill the official look we wanted to give.” Okay, now you can even read between the walls!