Dupin's Legacy

Dupin's Legacy

Dupin's Legacy

Dupin's Legacy

Mobile app

Mobile app

Mobile app

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Raúl Gil – Dupin's Legacy

Dupin's Legacy is a database of legendary detective characters of popular culture, presented through an illustrated gallery and a complete correlation of works in different media.

Dupin's Legacy is a database of legendary detective characters of popular culture, presented through an illustrated gallery and a complete correlation of works in different media.

App concept & structure

App concept & structure

Raúl Gil – Dupin's Legacy

Dupin's Legacy takes its name from the famous character by Edgar Allan Poe, considered the first literary detective in history. His legacy is all those novel investigators created in the two following centuries.

The function of the application is based on the access to the information available about each detective registered in it. The whole flow of interaction lies in the access to a specific character and the return to a new search. The search can be done in two ways: through a simple text search or via a visual one through the gallery.

Character details screens

Character details screens

Raúl Gil – Dupin's Legacy

General file

Raúl Gil – Dupin's Legacy

Picture

Raúl Gil – Dupin's Legacy

Related works

Art direction

Art direction

The art direction is based on achieving a properly noir tone without resorting to black and white and a cliché illustration style. Instead, it uses a range of violets, reds and creams, considerably soft colors that nevertheless serve to establish the right mood. Typography is the co-protagonist in this project and interactive elements have been reduced to their simplest expression.

Typography

Raúl Gil – Dupin's Legacy

Source Serif Pro (Regular, Bold and Black) serves as a general typography for the project, providing the elegance of a classic but contemporary font.

Color palette

Color palette

Raúl Gil – Dupin's Legacy

A limited palette of 7 colors —plus white— serves to define both the chromatic aspect of the illustrations and the general interface.

Illustration samples

Raúl Gil – Dupin's Legacy

Sam Spade
(Dashiell Hammet's character)

Raúl Gil – Dupin's Legacy

Hércule Poirot
(Agatha Christie's character)

Raúl Gil – Dupin's Legacy

Miss Marple
(Agatha Christie's character)

© 2019 Raúl Gil (+info)

© 2019 Raúl Gil (+info)

The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself — William Blake

The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself — W. Blake

The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself — William Blake