The aesthetic I have chosen to do my project on is one of an Organic Design I want my project to give off a natural feel, more specific I think it would be really cool to have a Catan Board that will remind people of a tree that has been struck by lightning. The featured image is a picture of a tree that has been struck by lightning. I look to include many spirals and simplistic designs of the resources on the board.
Below are sketches off three different aesthetic movements that I did not choose to include in the design of my Catan board. I think that all three designs are cool in there own right, but they do not convey the feeling I want the catan board to give off. The first image is the art nouveau movement. The resource that I was trying to exemplify in this image is that of wheat. Even though wheat would never flow in the wind as seen, I think that it gives off a fun art nouveau vibe. I decided not to choose art nouveau as my aesthetic because I had a lot of trouble even coming up with a design for wheat, I can’t imagine coming up with designs for the other resources.
The second aesthetic that I decided not to use is the Bauhaus movement. I think this aesthetic is cool, however it is way to plain for my project. The resource that I was trying to exemplify in my drawing below is that of Brick. I think it would have been difficult to come up with a design for all resources because all Bauhaus designs are very similar, and having similar resources would lead to a rather confusing game of Catan.
The final aesthetic and probably my favorite drawing of the three is the PostModernism Sunset. The only reason I decided not to give my project a postmodernism feel is because I did not think the designs would give off the feel of nature, however after making this design which is intended to be the desert hex in Catan, I think it would be a pretty cool design, and maybe I could possibly mix and match the aesthetics in each hex. The pros to this is that each hex would have a very clear design, the con would be the Catan board could look dysfunctional and none ideal.