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Book Design

A wonderful TED talk about Design, modern technology and how one goes about making Typography speak for content. Very funny too.

sensory imagery inspiration

campaign ads for the surfrider foundation by Satchi & Satchi LA

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So I saw this in my Tumblr feed and was immediately curious about it. I love the initial reaction of the shapes being what you expect to find meat/other foods inside the packaging and then find out its a trick. Within the shapes is trash and so it becomes a commentary on WHY and putting in where the idea comes from talking about problems of pollution in the ocean.

(Source: aibdlegwozdz)

Me talking about my final project. I recorded it on Photobooth so I think the video is backwards…

Re-defining Final Project.

For my final project I intend to expand the concept map I worked on before. I want to use Bullying as my core concept. Using the basics of the building blocks I want to utilize each side of the block to tell a story. 

Design of Writing: two words identifying with key concept “explore” and “_________”

Type Design multi-modal: One side of the block would have a written phrase with a statement meant to provoke a question or thought for the audience to want to answer for themselves

Cultural Perspective: Take facts/polls from different demographics in different school systems (show how bullying is universal)

Fine Arts Perspective: Created with hands on approach, hand painted, wood letter pressed into block

Sensory Language: 3 Dimensional blocks, can physically interact with work

Using statistics and numbers try to show how widespread bullying can be

For my project I want to be a two part group, one word that is put together and has the viewer “explore” the idea and a second word  (TBD) that offers a solution or a way in which the viewer can change something.

Taking in all the feedback from Monday’s class I decided to reduce and reuse the basic concepts we learned throughout the semester and put them together into a fun and interactive piece. These are all layouts to make 3D building blocks. I used text, colors, letters, and geographical locations to pull inspiration from each provocation we did over the semester. Some are more easily recognizable than others but I think the main concept shows an understanding of the basic assimilation of all we’ve learned. This all relates back to sensory language and how I’ve come full circle, starting with 3D and ending with 3D in a way that shows (I hope) how I’ve grown.

Interesting “type” design.

Life Is Beautiful by Farhad Moshiri

(via myedol)

Design is a visual way of thinking. Each provocation explores ways of seeing and creative flexibility in art. The first provocation explores sensory language and is incorporated by multiple layers of texture within the piece. (Plastic,string, metal wire, pen, paper, etc.) I really wanted to get back to the textural feeling of design. How we encounter so many different designed objects or spaces in our everyday life and might not connect them as all being designed. The second provocation is showed in the many color swatches. How color theory can play an essential part in drawing the viewer’s attention to what’s important. For hierarchy I used lip gloss to make a “kiss” mark near the top left corner of the page to show that we communicate with our mouths. In a meeting run by Nathan Felde for all design majors, he had us all put tape over our mouths, ear plugs were given out and we all connected ourselves with a piece of string. He did this to give us all a visual representation that we’re all interwoven and connected. If we don’t speak up (silence ourselves with tape) than no one will hear us. (ear plugs) The cultural perspective is the multiple medias used in the piece. As designers (or more importantly people) we all come from different backgrounds, places, and influences, so we should be aware of this when designing a piece that can reach as many people as possible. The newspaper text beneath the N is to show code and form. Rules govern how we are all brought together and a newspaper shows that communication. The whole constructed piece is a fine arts based concept. I really wanted to get my hands dirty and move away from the computer screen. Sometimes I feel design has become so digitalized that its lost touch (pun intended) with how visceral and textural humans are. We like to touch things. Even if we don’t understand them, or common sense tells us not to. We are curious creatures. Each letter is shown in its own “type” design. The idea that organic material can be reconstructed into a recognizable letter. The ink circles are from the sensory design workshop. She showed us a visual of the human body with the key sensory spots highlighted on a human outline. It made me think about different places we experience design.  Like the back of our arm or our calves, or stomach. It seems less intuitive but we have senses all over our body, not just eyes, nose, ears, tongue and fingertips. Overall design is a combination of all the concepts I’ve just discussed. I hope to refine it to more of a spiderweb of the concepts. In this way organic, but still systematic and understandable. 

A tile that I was given to design a coaster for. I just decided to play around with color and working from the outside in play with symmetrical form and free flow to create a complete piece. Worked my zen tangles in there too. :)

A tile that I was given to design a coaster for. I just decided to play around with color and working from the outside in play with symmetrical form and free flow to create a complete piece. Worked my zen tangles in there too. :)

Tangled Ink

Thinking more about the Zen Tangles I’ve done since high school I did a quick Google search and found a really inspiring website. Its full of people all producing similar artwork to mine own. Slightly different methods of production but the same essential concept of repeated patterns for creation of art and meditation. So fascinating and it looks like every week there is a different “challenge” that people partake in. Similar to our provocations. I think it will really help me expand my eye to see the different ways in which they do their Tangled Ink patterns.

These are really cool. I like how they reference Bataclan’s characters while still being independently different. It intrigues me that they’re made all from the letter A. What if for our upcoming type workshop you went about creating separate characters for each letter? Kind of an extended family (cousins, aunt, uncles, brothers and sisters) of this “type” family to make the other letters. Who knows? On another note, very cute that they all have one eye instead of two. Gives me an idea for making my own letters out of my Zen Tangles.

aibdlkthompson:

Since Middle school I’ve been drawing this family that are all drawn from the letter A. Steve the bored, serious and tough business Dad, Joanne the stay at home pretty, neat house wife and Tommy the aderol, punk rock drooling machine of a child. For some reason these guys have always came up in sketch books and doodling. Them and zombies, but I like these guys more.

These are really cool. I like how they reference Bataclan’s characters while still being independently different. It intrigues me that they’re made all from the letter A. What if for our upcoming type workshop you went about creating separate characters for each letter? Kind of an extended family (cousins, aunt, uncles, brothers and sisters) of this “type” family to make the other letters. Who knows? On another note, very cute that they all have one eye instead of two. Gives me an idea for making my own letters out of my Zen Tangles.

aibdlkthompson:

Since Middle school I’ve been drawing this family that are all drawn from the letter A. Steve the bored, serious and tough business Dad, Joanne the stay at home pretty, neat house wife and Tommy the aderol, punk rock drooling machine of a child. For some reason these guys have always came up in sketch books and doodling. Them and zombies, but I like these guys more.

(Source: kevinthompsonx)

Book Design

A wonderful TED talk about Design, modern technology and how one goes about making Typography speak for content. Very funny too.

sensory imagery inspiration

campaign ads for the surfrider foundation by Satchi & Satchi LA

———————-

So I saw this in my Tumblr feed and was immediately curious about it. I love the initial reaction of the shapes being what you expect to find meat/other foods inside the packaging and then find out its a trick. Within the shapes is trash and so it becomes a commentary on WHY and putting in where the idea comes from talking about problems of pollution in the ocean.

(Source: aibdlegwozdz)

Me talking about my final project. I recorded it on Photobooth so I think the video is backwards…

Re-defining Final Project.

For my final project I intend to expand the concept map I worked on before. I want to use Bullying as my core concept. Using the basics of the building blocks I want to utilize each side of the block to tell a story. 

Design of Writing: two words identifying with key concept “explore” and “_________”

Type Design multi-modal: One side of the block would have a written phrase with a statement meant to provoke a question or thought for the audience to want to answer for themselves

Cultural Perspective: Take facts/polls from different demographics in different school systems (show how bullying is universal)

Fine Arts Perspective: Created with hands on approach, hand painted, wood letter pressed into block

Sensory Language: 3 Dimensional blocks, can physically interact with work

Using statistics and numbers try to show how widespread bullying can be

For my project I want to be a two part group, one word that is put together and has the viewer “explore” the idea and a second word  (TBD) that offers a solution or a way in which the viewer can change something.

Taking in all the feedback from Monday’s class I decided to reduce and reuse the basic concepts we learned throughout the semester and put them together into a fun and interactive piece. These are all layouts to make 3D building blocks. I used text, colors, letters, and geographical locations to pull inspiration from each provocation we did over the semester. Some are more easily recognizable than others but I think the main concept shows an understanding of the basic assimilation of all we’ve learned. This all relates back to sensory language and how I’ve come full circle, starting with 3D and ending with 3D in a way that shows (I hope) how I’ve grown.

Interesting “type” design.

Life Is Beautiful by Farhad Moshiri

(via myedol)

Design is a visual way of thinking. Each provocation explores ways of seeing and creative flexibility in art. The first provocation explores sensory language and is incorporated by multiple layers of texture within the piece. (Plastic,string, metal wire, pen, paper, etc.) I really wanted to get back to the textural feeling of design. How we encounter so many different designed objects or spaces in our everyday life and might not connect them as all being designed. The second provocation is showed in the many color swatches. How color theory can play an essential part in drawing the viewer’s attention to what’s important. For hierarchy I used lip gloss to make a “kiss” mark near the top left corner of the page to show that we communicate with our mouths. In a meeting run by Nathan Felde for all design majors, he had us all put tape over our mouths, ear plugs were given out and we all connected ourselves with a piece of string. He did this to give us all a visual representation that we’re all interwoven and connected. If we don’t speak up (silence ourselves with tape) than no one will hear us. (ear plugs) The cultural perspective is the multiple medias used in the piece. As designers (or more importantly people) we all come from different backgrounds, places, and influences, so we should be aware of this when designing a piece that can reach as many people as possible. The newspaper text beneath the N is to show code and form. Rules govern how we are all brought together and a newspaper shows that communication. The whole constructed piece is a fine arts based concept. I really wanted to get my hands dirty and move away from the computer screen. Sometimes I feel design has become so digitalized that its lost touch (pun intended) with how visceral and textural humans are. We like to touch things. Even if we don’t understand them, or common sense tells us not to. We are curious creatures. Each letter is shown in its own “type” design. The idea that organic material can be reconstructed into a recognizable letter. The ink circles are from the sensory design workshop. She showed us a visual of the human body with the key sensory spots highlighted on a human outline. It made me think about different places we experience design.  Like the back of our arm or our calves, or stomach. It seems less intuitive but we have senses all over our body, not just eyes, nose, ears, tongue and fingertips. Overall design is a combination of all the concepts I’ve just discussed. I hope to refine it to more of a spiderweb of the concepts. In this way organic, but still systematic and understandable. 

A tile that I was given to design a coaster for. I just decided to play around with color and working from the outside in play with symmetrical form and free flow to create a complete piece. Worked my zen tangles in there too. :)

A tile that I was given to design a coaster for. I just decided to play around with color and working from the outside in play with symmetrical form and free flow to create a complete piece. Worked my zen tangles in there too. :)

Tangled Ink

Thinking more about the Zen Tangles I’ve done since high school I did a quick Google search and found a really inspiring website. Its full of people all producing similar artwork to mine own. Slightly different methods of production but the same essential concept of repeated patterns for creation of art and meditation. So fascinating and it looks like every week there is a different “challenge” that people partake in. Similar to our provocations. I think it will really help me expand my eye to see the different ways in which they do their Tangled Ink patterns.

These are really cool. I like how they reference Bataclan’s characters while still being independently different. It intrigues me that they’re made all from the letter A. What if for our upcoming type workshop you went about creating separate characters for each letter? Kind of an extended family (cousins, aunt, uncles, brothers and sisters) of this “type” family to make the other letters. Who knows? On another note, very cute that they all have one eye instead of two. Gives me an idea for making my own letters out of my Zen Tangles.

aibdlkthompson:

Since Middle school I’ve been drawing this family that are all drawn from the letter A. Steve the bored, serious and tough business Dad, Joanne the stay at home pretty, neat house wife and Tommy the aderol, punk rock drooling machine of a child. For some reason these guys have always came up in sketch books and doodling. Them and zombies, but I like these guys more.

These are really cool. I like how they reference Bataclan’s characters while still being independently different. It intrigues me that they’re made all from the letter A. What if for our upcoming type workshop you went about creating separate characters for each letter? Kind of an extended family (cousins, aunt, uncles, brothers and sisters) of this “type” family to make the other letters. Who knows? On another note, very cute that they all have one eye instead of two. Gives me an idea for making my own letters out of my Zen Tangles.

aibdlkthompson:

Since Middle school I’ve been drawing this family that are all drawn from the letter A. Steve the bored, serious and tough business Dad, Joanne the stay at home pretty, neat house wife and Tommy the aderol, punk rock drooling machine of a child. For some reason these guys have always came up in sketch books and doodling. Them and zombies, but I like these guys more.

(Source: kevinthompsonx)

Re-defining Final Project.

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