Mini Box Project

It’s been a looong time since I’ve posted a blog, been soo busy this semester, but the projects have been really good so far – shall have my finals up of them closer to the end of semester with some snapshots of the development process as well! ūüôā

So this was a project assigned to all of Communication Design – we each had to decorate a cardboard box with whatever we wanted. These are going to be used to decorate/ cover up the windows of a new Grays School of Art pop up shop – “Offset 57” – at The Academy Centre on Belmont Street – whilst it’s getting glammed up and ready for it’s open night!

I decided to have a bit of fun with this project, and one of the ideas that popped into my head for this was¬†Schr√∂dinger’s cat.

Here’s a link if you cant to know who the hell that cat is…

… and yes I’d heard about this cat before TBBT! ūüėõ Oh, and I should probably add the experiment was theoretical – they never actually put a cat in a box.

So this is basically Schr√∂’s Cat bursting from the box, a tad manic, and a tad pissed off at his owner – fair nuff I think!¬†The original illustration was kind of¬†loosely¬†based on Tom from Tom and Jerry, but as he got applied to the box, he became a little bit more “Crazy Alleyway¬†Cat” – which I think is more fitting to the situation anyways…

We were given restrictions on the colour scheme, to create some form of unity a midst the different box designs Рwe were allowed to use Black, White, Grey & Silver Рeither all of them of just some of them. So I decided to paint the box a base black colour and then illustrate my cat in white with grey highlights using paint markers.

So here’s the process…

                                   Applying the base coat.

 

Sketching out the illustrations…

 

… and creating their placement on the box.

 

Applying the white line…

 

… and adding the highlights in grey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So that’s it, all I need to do is apply some tape to the inside of the box to strengthen it and then cover any bits of card still showing through! Shall post near Crimbo!

Over ‘n Out

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BAZINGA! It’s the Chatterboxes and Shooting Stars!

Seems like forever since the my last post!

Since I last¬†blogged my internet’s been acting up again – hello pre-2000! …

Anyways Рit has returned after turning the router off and on several times over the duration of a fortnight! Also started the move up to my new flat (YayYayYay! :D) and been job searching (*I need a dollar dollar*).

Also been working on some doodles, and other ideas ‘n such – thought I might post a wee bit about them up here ūüôā

So these are the “Chatterboxes” … they stem from little drawings I was doing of inanimate objects – twas giving them personalities. In this case, the larger speakers in my living room are two veeerrry gossipy women, with yappy little iPods…

This is an idea I’m still working on; a collection of postcards – pref’ large, kick ass A5 postcards – based on TV programs I’m into.¬†The finals would¬†be printed onto thick (pref 280 grams), matt card – although my first lil’ mock ups were made on glossy (only paper to hand at that point) and the colour looked soo vibrant on them, so might make it one side glossy – for the image – and the other matt, for the type.

These are the two that I’ve finished so far. The first one here is based on the show “Shooting Stars” – the design a simplified version of their target logo –¬†and the bright colours representing the upbeat, comedy theme that the show has. The type on the back is one of the lines used, on a regular basis, on the show. Oh, and the font is Hattenschweiller (I think that’s the right spelling!). It gives¬†it a nineties look – even though the program is still running, I feel it was at its height back then.

The second is based on the show “The Big Bang Theory”. The colours are based on the kind of t-shirts Sheldon wears, which ties in nicely with¬†the type that I’ve chosen – “Bazinga!” – his choice of word for when he tries to play a joke on the others. The font is Arial – just to give Helvetica a holiday =P – I felt this¬†just suited the theme,¬†and the flatness, of the imagery. The lines and circles are to hint at neutrons, electrons ‘n such – since the the main characters are professors of Physics.

I think what I aiming for, to link them altogether, is flat, bright, simple shapes, with simple fonts. Hopefully I’ll have them finished soon so I can post up the final cards.

Also still finishing off my other sketches from the previous theme, so might post them up too. Anyways, back to the job search now – this student needs monies!

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