We can encounter alter egos, often unexpectedly, in the most diverse areas of our lives. Artists, such as actors or musicians, create another self; literature and psychology deal with the division of the self and possible identities. This diploma thesis deals with the questions of how an alter ego is created and how its shape comes about. Is an alter ego something that just happens, or can we influence the form of the other self?
This work examines the underlying principle of the alter ego in 13 independent projects and approaches the multifaceted construct of the "other self" with its adaptions in graphic design.
All projects share the same creative approach. For example, by taking off parts of a Something, the fragments gain a new identity while at the same time leaving behind a changed Something: Something becomes two other Somethings.
Realised at Faculty of Design, University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt. Mentored by Prof. Frank Philippin.