The original design for the cabinet of curiosity website and logo featured work from our first commission, The Yellow Wallpaper: a performance installation based upon the 19th Century novella by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The book is written in a diary format and details the psychological landscape of a female narrator who has been confined to a domestic interior. Her diary entries can either be read as female emancipation or evidence of psychological breakdown.
The insect women were designed as a wallpaper print within a live performance piece after reading Foucault's 'Madness and Civilisation'. Foucault wrote about madness being pictorally conveyed in the Midle age through a hybrid of human body and animal.
The inesct women illustrations were originally part of a wallpaper design for the live piece that also fitted within our concept of a website as a cabinet of curiosity: an art object in itself where oddities were collected and a wider design and art expression would be sought.
Since our practice has now moved on and has become more digital we decided it was time for a change of site design that reflected this.