November 2018

Fabrication Week 3: Laser Cutter!

Fabrication Week 3: Laser Cutter!

This week we were asked to make something 3d using the laser cutter…. and I really needed something to organize my medicine cabinet at home… so I measured the dimensions of the bottom shelf, made an illustrator file with 7 rectangles, bought a piece of matte-finish acrylic and some acrylic glue and….. ta da! I Continue reading Fabrication Week 3: Laser Cutter!

Visual Languages W3: Typography and Expression

Visual Languages W3: Typography and Expression

Delta Boarding Pass For this week, we had two assignments. The first one was to take an existing Delta boarding pass and redesign it to be easier to read. We started with this: And I chose to rearrange it to this:  I found this exercise particularly challenging because there were so many pieces of information Continue reading Visual Languages W3: Typography and Expression

Fabrication Week 2: Repeatability

Fabrication Week 2: Repeatability

This week, we were asked to create 5 identical items to practice repeatability. We were also asked to head to home depot and see which tools/items spoke to us.  While at home depot, I didn’t get any particular inspiration for what to make in this class, but I did find signage for my Visual Languages homework, Continue reading Fabrication Week 2: Repeatability

Visual Language Week 2: Signage Research

Visual Language Week 2: Signage Research

For this week’s assignment, we were asked to photograph two examples of successful signage, and two examples of unsuccessful signage, and post them here. These were my choices: Successful: Home Depot Brooklyn, tool rental center entrance I had originally approached this sign with the intention of labelling it “unsuccessful signage”, because from a distance I Continue reading Visual Language Week 2: Signage Research

Fabrication Week 1: Coffee Cup Light

Fabrication Week 1: Coffee Cup Light

   For this week’s assignment, I originally planned to build an encasing out of some left-over gold sculpey I had in the house. But then I had an idea to make a to-go cup into a flashlight, and I was really excited about the concept so even though it felt like maybe-not-enough-labor….. I went with Continue reading Fabrication Week 1: Coffee Cup Light