Sacrifice Installation: Assembling and Making part 2

We started by making the railing. To make the railing, we joined bottles together and covered it with layers of modrock. The reason why we did this was because we knew that when mod rock dries, it will solidify and hold the bottles underneath with it and we wanted a solid railing. However, when it…

Sacrifice Installation: Pre-Assembling and making part1

We started by making a list of items that we would need to make the installation. The plan was to buy and gather materials in the weekend so as to be able to start working on monday,28th. List: Legos to make path bottles to make railing modrock to cover the railing We also made a…

Reflections on type

Through all the projects I had this semester, my knowledge has evolved from almost nothing about type to worrying about rags and medium grey! Below is what I have understood about type and design through this course: Letters : Designer as link-finder, connector I learnt to look at letters as letter forms, appreciating them for their semiotics and finding…

Final stages

Printing is always and always a struggle! 😦 Once I was done with the final adjustments, I decided to print them directly from inDesign as I usually do after saving. For some reason, perfectly aligned lines get all messed up when printed and I have no idea why. I asked my friends and no matter…

Sacrifice Installation: Mechanics and Final idea

Results of the 3rd meeting It was at the 3rd meeting we were able to come to a more solid idea. We decided to simplify the maze idea and keep the concept of game and childhood. So after further discussion, we decided to make a lego path and a soft path, one of each pair…

Making 40 experiments : Arabic – part 1 and 2

So finally, I chose the following text for my paragraph project. It is a hadith of the Prophet(PBUH) about leading a simple and austere life in this world. For the word project, I used the word “Ornate/ مزخرف” and so I chose a paragraph on the opposite meaning. عن أبي العباس سهل بن سعد الساعدي – رضي الله عنه – قال: جاء رجل إلى النبي – صلى الله عليه وسلم –، فقال: يا رسول الله، دلني على عمل إذا عملته أحبني الله وأحبني الناس، فقال: «ازهد في الدنيا يحبك الله، وازهد فيما عند الناس يحبك الناس» . حديث حسن رواه ابن ماجه وغيره بأسانيد حسنة. Meaning: Sahl bin Sa’d…

First critique to deconstruction, new team projects and much more

I had not prepared for an idea for the book other than some bullet points about the elements from the book. As I listened to my peers explaining their favorite themes they were interested to pursue, I started thinking more about the book and thinking about it as themes rather than just the characters and…

Paragraph research

For my word project, I used the word “مزخرف” which means ornate and so for the paragraph project, I did research on the word “Austere” which is the opposite of ornate. Austere also relates to a strict and disciplined life apart from “plain and boring” and the following are some of the examples I found…

Introduction to deconstruction

The new project in M&P sounded really weird and confusing. When the professors said to choose a book, film or music album that can be deconstructed, my first instinct was to search what deconstruction of a book was or what relation deconstruction had with graphic design. This is the google definition I found: a method…

Final typed sentences pt.5

Printing Final printing was a bit frustrating. I wanted to print the words “mean and dangerous” on A4 tracing paper so that I can place it above my text as a way to create emphasis. However, every time I printed it, the paper jammed in the printer! I made sure to print it from Tray…

Signage : last stages pt.5

Printing Printing the signs was definitely a learning experience. Once I test printed multiple times on the laser printer, I placed the signs in 18 x 24 inch illustrator files since I was printing on bristol paper of this size. I sent it to print but sadly, the colours looked very faded off even though…

Signage : Refined versions pt.4

I worked on further improving the photographs. So, I first made a set made of 2 floors and I placed an escalator and a few plants to make it feel as if it is a mall or some actual indoor setting with an escalator. I had to remake the clay figures because the older ones…