Coffee table book
In addition to the poster, I created a coffee table book to highlight the differences between the types of goldfish in a more detailed manner. Each spread features two goldfish split and aligned on the center crease to allow for direct comparison.
Research collection & organization
I gathered as much information as I could find on goldfish and categorized it into buckets, with the goal of determining what aspects were most interesting or unusual, and what would be emphasized in the poster.
After I chose to focus on the many types of goldfish and how they came to be, the goldfish were organized and the diamond-shaped grid was developed.
Sketches & paintings
Layout exploration began with quick thumbnail sketches, followed by larger full page drawings. The goldfish were drawn and painted throughout the span of the process. Each drawing was first sketched in pencil, then painted and traced with black micron pen. Each of the 17 fish are hand drawn and painted with watercolors.