Reporter: Boxed Set design

I began thinking about neat compact jewellery boxes I have seen before.   The sharp folds give the satisfying sensory experience I was hoping for.

I felt that a shape like this but using a different material would be intriguing. The shape almost reminds me of a spaceship which works well within my idea of ‘what’s up’ and modernity. I looked into making my own version in white card and used a plate and precise folding method to make a prototype.

However, the card was too thick so it was difficult to get a neat fold. However, I was really pleased with the general shape and technique of making this box I went to purchase more card stock and came across a silvery blue card which was the perfect thickness. The slight shimmer to the paper would add emphasis to the folds. The colour and texture of the paper makes me think of technology and the soullessness that I am searching for shows through.

Reporter: Final box Design

I began thinking about neat compact jewellery boxes I have seen before.  The sharp folds give the satisfying sensory experience I was hoping for.

I felt that a shape like this but using a different material would be intriguing. The shape almost reminds me of a spaceship which works well within my idea of ‘what’s up’ and modernity. I looked into making my own version in white card and used a plate and precise folding method to make a prototype.

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20170515_165843However, the card was too thick so it was difficult to get a neat fold. However, I was really pleased with the general shape and technique of making this box I went to purchase more card stock and came across a silvery blue card which was the perfect thickness. The slight shimmer to the paper would add emphasis to the folds. The colour and texture of the paper makes me think of technology and the soullessness that I am searching for shows through.

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Author: Riso Poster

In order to make my individual Riso printed poster I decided on using one of my Southampton zoo illustrations as they worked well when layering in my illustrated Southampton zoo booklet. Layering is a good way of showing a contrast between two images especially when comparing old and new. As a studio, our posters are going to work as a collective, therefor they all needed to look similar.  Consequently, we were all asked to select specifically two images each to be layered onto of one and other.  As this project had been a collaboration between us (as students at London metropolitan) and the students from Southampton Solent university, we were to select one image from our own outcomes and one image posted by a Southampton student for the same chosen text.

One of the images uploaded by the Southampton students was the cover of the original brochure for the Southampton zoo. The image was of a lion, therefore I thought this would work well with my lion illustration.Picture2

 

In my lion illustration, the lion looks incredibly angry. I thought that this would be a good reflection of how the animals might have really been feeling at the Concrete zoo as opposed to the images that were shown on the advertised poster.

In terms of the colours chosen, there are so many colour available on the riso printer. These are red, black, yellow, blue and green.  I decided that the template text that would be placed on the poster would be black in order to be clear and separate itself from the imagery. Therefor I chose as bright colour to work as the background image so that it didn’t take over the poster too heavily and the line drawing placed in front would be bolder and darker. I went with yellow for the background image as it reminds me of lions and places where they may live. The line drawing really stood out on top of this bright background image.

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Author: My Video

This stop motion film shows the creation of my Artist book publication. The handmade A5 printed book shows the images included as they are pieced together. This publication contains all self-made imagery that represents Southampton relationship with industrial building work and ruins. The material used for the books cover is a symbol for the great existence of concrete and rubble in the city. The music used in this video was taken from an advertisement for the largest shopping centre in the south of England that was constructed here.

Market Ready Presentation

The first presentation we made focused on including all the information we wanted to share. Without focusing too much on the way it looked. We used one of the google slides pre-prepared layouts and tweaked certain pages whilst leaving others which meant there was no clear structure and layout which could put accelerator off us as a brand. The presentation was also lacking a logo mark and a team name which are two of the most important aspects of a group. Ricardo gave us feedback on this, he also commented on how some of the images in our presentation were not explained and just seemed like random page fillers.

 

Therefore, We went away and decided to improve these aspects.

In our new presentation, we opened with a clear logo and title. We decided the dark colours did not match our product or who we are at all so we changed the theme of the presentation to our pastel colour scheme. We replaced the images that did not fit in with what we were talking about.

When performing the presentation to the panel at accelerator t felt far clearer and as a result we were more confident. In terms of our product it felt slightly too vague and this may be why we were not selected. I do not feel like our plan to make and sell cards, bags and prints of all things ‘popular culture’ is strong enough and the work load In terms of the illustrations could be divided more equally.

Overall the day at accelerator was a huge learning curve and it was interesting and exciting to see the work of the other teams.