Production and consumption 1b EGRD 1008 Antoniya Kuneva
Book sale For the book project I decided to concentrate on the feeling of a book and paper in general by exploring different paper stocks and looking at their properties. The transparent and fragile qualities of tracing paper inspired me to compare it to filo pastry.
C e n â€™ e s t pa s d u pĂ˘t e . (This is not Filo pastry.) It is a photograph of it, printed onto tracing paper. The paper matches the properties of the dough and when you touch it you feel a similar sensation. The senses of seeing and touch work together here to fool you.
W h at i s i n yo u r b ag ? For this project I worked with Rhea Gaughan and Lauren Gregory. We had to select a collection of objects to work with and come up with information graphics for it. We asked people to show us the objects in their bags and then thought about different pieces of information we can extract from the findings.
â€œ X- r ay â€? o f a h a n d b ag Relative size of the objects inside the handbag.
45. 4% % 32
90.8% 27 %
W e e k ly u s ag e o f o b j e c t s
Popul arit y of objects
(and experiment conducted by myself. I recorded how many times I’ve used objects during one week)
(depending on how many people tend to have them in their bag) The data was collected by surveys and by looking at J.Travis’ Persona project. He has over 250 photographs of people’s bags.
H ow b i g a r e t h e o b j e c t s ? What would be the relationship between the size of an object and its importance? If the keys to our home are most important to us then why is it that they take the least space compared to everything else?
U to p i a v s . Dy s to p i a Group work with Rhea Gaughan, Lauren Gregory, Laura Neville and Emma Ridgway. Our Utopia is invisible to the human eye. It can not exist with human in it because they would destroy it. It is in the middle of the ocean where the water reflects the sky and disguises the Utopia. We wouldnâ€™t know what it looks like because everyone imagines it in a different way. It is not on any map. Animals and nature live in harmony there but humans will never be able to enter it.
The images we used for these digital collages are by Roni Horn, the top left was taken by me and the photographer of the middle right photo is unknown.
O u r U to p i a n m a n i f e s to This place is peace This place is tranquillity This place happiness It is untraceable This place is masked This place is hidden This place will never be exposed it is the ocean where the water reflects the sky and disguises it from the human eye. This place is not for demolition This place is not to be shattered it is not for killing This place is not for human kind For this is only where harmony lives and will remain.
I then decided to take things a bit further by designing a web site which gives more information to the viewer, so if we put the manifestos around Epsom and had a link at the bottom it would make people curious and wanting to know more. The text says “Looking for Utopia? Well you won’t find it here. If you are looking for the perfect world you need to start with the change of your mind-set.”
The manifestos were multiplied and put up around the room in order to confuse the viewer. The second time you see the poster you wonder if its a deja vu and is it really the same? You won’t know unless you go back and compare them.
Pac k ag i n g D e s i g n : To m m i M i e r s Group work with Rhea Gaughan, Lauren Gregory, Laura Neville and Emma Ridgway. We had to design an identity and packaging for chilled foods by Tommi Miers. I started off by doing research and looking at Tommi Miersâ€™ current web site, her restaurant and books. I tried to come up with a colour pallet that we can work with.
Wahaca- Tommiâ€™s restaurant interior in London. Photo found on wahaca.co.uk
Choosing colours from the photos I found and also made a pattern in illustrator inspired by the floor tiles in her restaurant.
Drawings by Laura Nevill to illustrate some of the ingredients in the Salsa sauce.
The general feel of her current brand identity is very playful and colourful. Inspired by Mexican food and the people. This photo was found on her blog.
We started off by combining elements of what we thought would work but in the end decided to work on individual designs instead. We found it difficult to mix the different concepts.
We sketched a few ideas for the logo and then scanned them into Illustrator
Thomasina Miersâ€™ I chose to use a simple and traditional logo for my final design. I used the typeface Baskerville for it.
In the end we all had our own versions of the packaging and presented them as different options.
I n t e rv e n t i o n I started off by observing, opening my eyes and looking for things that donâ€™t look right and man made interventions.
Squashed type, the frame seems to be way too small
Someone used tip-ex to change the words
We had to pick one of our ideas and come up with a ‘tag’ to exchange with another group when we get to London. This photograph of a Public footpath sign pointing at the two opposite directions is an example of how signage can be confusing and contradicting itself.
The ‘Tag’ that we received was a note saying: “Leaving objects for people to find, hiding and observing people’s reactions when they find them.” “Close your eyes and pick a station on the map.”
I worked with Chris Baranowicz when we went to London for the second part of the project. The tag that we received suggested that we should pick a random tube station and/or to leave objects for people to find. We went to 9 different stations and explored the area looking for interventions to record. I then started thinking about the gaps on the pavements and ways of bringing attention to them so we used masking tape. The object that people were meant to find was a pine cone.
The l ab I was focusing on reflections and light for the Make me Think project. During the 24 hour Lab I used two projectors and CMYK coloured film to project and mix the different colour together in order to exlore the properties of the light.
I used coloured acetate and mirrors to experiment with reflections and patterns. The geometric shapes used are from a project I did for my independent practice last semester.
Photos by Kashif Nasir.
P u b l i c at i o n Me and a few students from years 1 and 2 decided to start a student led publication. It is still work in progress but so far we have a few articles and I chose to be the one doing the interviews with visiting designers. I interviewed Tim Balaam, Dan Mumford and Mark Pavey and also helped by photographing the progress of the Lab.