Niky Chopra

The Memory Remains


At some point or another, we’ve all felt like we’re losing control of our lives. Be it from burnout, anxiety, unexpected setbacks or even medical conditions. Epilepsy is one such condition that can take over one’s life and dictate how to live each day. Clinically speaking, epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder, the hallmark of which is recurrent, unprovoked seizures. These seizures manifest in various ways, which means that every person with epilepsy has a different experience and a unique story to tell.

The Memory Remains visualizes one such story. It identifies the range and journey of emotions of an epileptic, while communicating a personal experience of living with the disorder. Using typeface design as a tool, the project creates metaphorical visual systems that explore and express the layers of emotions that develop over the course of living with epilepsy.

The project revolves around the visual medium to sensitize and stimulate the viewer by giving the most unknown and subconscious part of a disorder a very tangible form. While the letterforms symbolize a spectrum of emotions—from fear and confusion to endurance and tenacity—the randomization of alternate character sets create a sense of chaos and disorientation, much like the experience of a seizure.

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