Part 5, Project 4 (Enveloping the body) – Research point 3

Pattern and print designer brand Agatha Ruiz de la Prada (Madrid, 1960-) is a fashion designer famous for her colorful, bold designs and patterns. I feel her work primarily leans towards creating an identifiable brand. Her brand has steadily expanded throughout the years (more than 100 fashion accessory licenses) and branched well beyond just clothing… Continue reading Part 5, Project 4 (Enveloping the body) – Research point 3

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Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Exercise 1

Function of Marianne Straub's Moquette textile (1970) From Part Three, I remember analyzing designs/art works based on their literal (denotation) and implied (connotation) meanings, as well as identifying different examples of visual communication. Besides being durable, Straub's design conveys certain message(s) and emotional response(s), serves as an industrial design, is visually pleasing to look at and is part… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Exercise 1

Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Kusama, Bouroullec & Straub

Describing context Infinity Mirrored Room (1998), Yayoi Kusama Art: visual, nonfunctional Temporary: part of the 'Organic' exhibition (1998-99) in the Palais des Arts, Toulouse, France (http://www.lesabattoirs.org/en/node/3101) Large scale: room-sized installation Transforms and defines space and forms with use of color (white dots over bright red background) and pattern / repetition of different-sized dots. Mirrored walls "increase" space, creates illusion of infinity. Immersive experience, viewer completely surrounded… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Kusama, Bouroullec & Straub

Part 5, Project 2 (The revival of craft and the hand-made) – Research point

Slow Design The idea behind Slow design is to change the way designers and consumers think/act when it comes to making, buying and using products. Besides choosing sustainable processes and materials, Slow design aims how to create a longer lasting relationship between a product and its user as well as consider the post-consumer life of… Continue reading Part 5, Project 2 (The revival of craft and the hand-made) – Research point

Project 2 (Combining visual elements) – Exercise 3

Film posters Relationship between a film and its poster (use of typography, image, colour and composition). First impressions: dark environment, night humongous moon no stars fog and shadows scary laughing pumpkins (some impaled in fence) halloween cemetery spiralling, wave-like cliff skeletal figure wearing a suit, body language as if singing or reciting poetry purple and yellow colors The Nightmare Before Christmas by… Continue reading Project 2 (Combining visual elements) – Exercise 3