This project was a web design project which we were given as our second project in third year. Our task was to create a website for Bloomsday 2013. We were required to familiarise ourselves with the narrative, themes, symbolism, locations, routes, of the book Ulysses, and with previous activities associated with Bloomsday in order to have a good understanding of the task in hand. Following our research, we had to develop an appropriate design treatment to communicate the identity and theme of the Bloomsday Festival to our potential auidence.
I designed the website to be directed at people from 18+, as I do not believe a younger age group would read Ulysses, as it is too difficult and also due to the explicit content. My visual language consists of black and white images of Dublin from the early 1900s, greek statues in suggestive poses wearing Joyean clothes, brightly coloured organs, wine bottles, beer bottles and copies of Ulysses, all layered on top of each other to form cheeky, amusing collages. The reason for this being, the fact that Ulysses has multiple layers of meaning and symbolism in it. The greek statues reference the similiarities to Homer's Odyssey and the coloured organs reference the colours and organs associated with different chapters. The background of the website also maintains the layered style of the imagery. It also has pages of Ulysses layered on top of each other in the background.