Sacrifice Installation : BIG DAY! + final critique

I was really scared for this day. After all the effort, research, trial and error, and experimentation we put in to get it perfect and get the right intent, there was a tension on how today will go and how will the students and professors interact with our installation. Today we did some final small additions to…

Sacrifice Installation: Assembling and making part 3

Once we finished making the Lego mat, we decided to transport the railing structure to vcuq to just see how it will be on location and we realized it was not strong enough for our model. We then decided to buy wood as a group as a second solution. We also printed the text we…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Signage: Refining initial sketches pt.3

Since I was making staircases with cupcake wrappers, I immediately thought of making people with clay as clay texture is similar to fondant texture. Just as fondant goes on top of a cupcakes, the clay people walk on the cupcake escalators.      One thing I was not expecting was the challenge to make clay figures!…

Signage : Material studies pt.2

For the next class, I made illustrator sketches of signs for my topic but I was so surprised when our professors told us to do material studies and make things and explore different ways to make the sign. Partly because all the signs I have seen up till now are all simplistic and look like they…