Category Archives: polytech

M.I.A.

Wow!!! August 10th since the last post. Well, I never have been much of a diary keeper and what with polytech been mega busy and working night shift been an N.S.T. (Nocturnal Space Technician – or shelf filler at the super market).

This semester has been a mixed bag for me. The projects themselves have been pretty decent but I’ve just found it difficult to muster any kind enthusiasm for them. I’ll post about them individually…at some point.

Right! To the Batcave!!

Chris.

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Paper paper eveywhere…

Currently in my illustration/mixed media class we are doing a project for a company called BJBall. The idea behind it is for the class (as individuals) to create a promotional piece for them which will make use of their Harvest Recycled range. Lots of interesting ideas were brought up by the students and I’m sure we have a winner for the competition somewhere in the class.

My own ideas were narrowed down to two. One being a pair of 3d glasses without the coloured lenses in and instead having a visor with a vista on it that slots into place in front of the glasses allowing the wearer to be on a beach or in a park even when they are just in the office. My second idea consists of an A4 graphic diarama of some rolling hills, In the envelope this diarama comes in comes about 100 small square monsters (as seen in the post “They’re Coming”. The idea behind it is that when the recipient opens the A4 envelop, all the little monsters that are held inside will fall out over the desk causing a mess. This will initially cause confusion but once the user realises that they can then play with these small monsters and set them up around their desk/work area the confusion should disappear. Of course because there are so many of the little monsters (their size is app. 1cmx1cm) they will get everywhere and still be hanging around for weeks afterwards. Each one has a BJBall logo on it’s back and because each one is identical it will seem like it’s just one little monster running around the office.

Hopefully I should have a prototype of each one made some time this weekend and have photos up by Monday.

Chris. 

Schooool’sssss in for Winter!

Today was my first day back at polytech for the second semester of my second year and I’ve gotta say, it was a good one. The morning started with DC4: Digital Illustration & Design Production.

We jumped straight in with a brief that has us designing a paper product that best promotes BJBall’s Harvest Recycled paper. The piece needs to be no bigger than a4 in size, cannot exceed 12 pages (six sheets) and can, if neeeded be diecut, foiled, have special colours and be embossed or debossed. However the cost needs to be taken into consideration for these type of things.

I’ve got to say, I’m pretty excited about this project and already have a multitude of ideas swimming around my head for this. Over the next 6 days I’ll be working out a few of these and making prototypes. I’ll post them up here as and when they are done. The project is due Friday the 3rd of Sugust, so it’s got a pretty short gestation period so things should poor in pretty quickly.

The second class of the day was Interactive design and was another really cool class. I’m not going to talk about it too much on this blog as part of its brief was to create its own blog. You can find it here.