This project was a study in prop making and learning how to fit your design into a world that is not your own. I started with analyzing Lost in Translation by Sofia Coppola. The next step was to create a matchbox that could be used for that movie. Lost in Translation is set in Japan, so I focused on traditional Japanese art style. I hand drew the fish and mountain range with an ink brush pen and then vectorized it through Photoshop and Illustrator. Water is a constant theme in Japanese art, so I added watercolor textures behind my hand-drawn symbols. This project was one of my favorite things I’ve done in the GDES program.