I thoroughly enjoyed this project right from the start. Millican is a company which focuses on creating practical but eco-friendly bags for people going on journeys: literally and spiritually. Sustainability is something I am quite interested in so I really immersed myself into this project. For example, instead of leather, I designed my bag to use bike tyre inner tubes as a substitute.
I decided to focus my theme on festivals, mostly due to my own experiences. I made my own pattern of leaves and tents using lino, giving the visual metaphor of human life and wildlife intertwining.
Linking with the idea of sustainability, it seemed a bit redundant to create a ridiculous amount of extra pieces to add onto this product. For this reason, I made sure the pieces I did create generally had multiple uses so they wouldn't just be needless wastage.
I do genuinely think I did a good job with this project. My design reflects the chaos of festival life but still holds enough relevance to other areas of travel that it has a wide audience range. I also believe my extra pieces are functional and interesting without merely being useless pieces of paper and card.