Thursday, October 30, 2014

Charlotte Estelle Littlehales, Artist

  • Here is my entry for the Ministry of Sound D&AD Student Awards brief. A set of three, A2 typographic posters designed to promote Ministry of Sounds iconic London event 'Saturday Sessions' over a three month period. The posters represent the energy and sound waves that are present within the club atmosphere.

    The collection has been designed so that ultra violet can be used to make parts of the poster such as the lines structures and the DJ line-up more vibrant. This could be situated around the club venue and lit up at night, around the time of the Saturday Sessions event.

    Images and text from Charlotte's Behance page. Link here.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Martin Tomsky, Artist

Laser-cut Wood (note, not balsa, but you could apply this concept to balsa).
Source is Lost at E-Minor

Monday, October 13, 2014

James Mattson, Student Work

James Mattson, Student Work

Observe from life. Use a plastic animal as a source and carve two proportional forms from soap.

The images below are selected images from the changes made to one of the soap carvings. Students were asked to make at least eight changes. The result is a form entirely different from the original. Final solution is to be mounted. 

James Mattson, Student Work

The objective of this assignment was to stack paper in a fashion that would resemble the fruit of choice. I chose a coconut for its wood like texture and its ability to keep good for a while. The process involved stacking cut circles, wood gluing, and sanding. The biggest challenge was, to keep the original texture of stacked paper or to sand down to the approximate size, shape, and atrributes of the chosen coconut. 
Rives Gray Paper
Wood Glue 

The process of my inventive paper stacking involved using the scraps from the cut circles of the coconut stacking. I wanted to somehow use the excess paper to create an object that would oppose the shape of the coconut yet still have an organic origin. Creating two organic shapes that are visually opposing yet made from the same paper and bezier curve was fascinating to me.

Rives Gray Paper
Wood Glue 

James Mattson, Student Work

For this assignment, inspired directly from the work of Dinah Fried and her book Fictitious Dishes, I chose the short story The Lottery Ticket by Anton Pavlovich Chekhovs. 


Elements from the story:

Paper molds and sculptural forms made from newspaper and water. No adhesives used. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Tableware, Qiyun Deng, Designer

What happens when anything disposable becomes simply too beautiful to throw away? This is the main question behind a fresh design project by Qiyun Deng, a graduate of ECAL (University of Art and Design Lausanne), who has given tableware utensils the touch and feel of real vegetables and fruits. The ‘‘Graft’’ tableware set was Deng’s graduation project for her Master’s in Product Design (2013), and is an impressive set of forks, knives, spoons and serving bowls that look as if functional objects have been humorously grafted out of farm produce. Deng first copies real plant textures with resin in order to study them, and then imagines how each vegetable or fruit should be used as a piece of tableware. Although we don’t see ourselves picking out any celery forks from our back yard any time soon, we can certainly use them for the garden's compost, since Deng’s Graft tableware are made of biodegradable PLA bioplastic. The products are still in their development phase, they should reach production phase and become commercially available some time soon.

Qiyun Deng is a product designer from Foshan, China. She currently lives in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Text and image source Yatzer. Link here.