Thursday, March 31, 2011

unB[_]X your creativity


This project keeps growing...
The first one is the rough layout with the definition of my B[ ]X. I found the definition may be overkilled, and decided to use only one statement: unB[ ]X your creativity.
Special thanks and credit to my friend, Tuanthanh, who helps out with the 3D part.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

B[_]X (cont.)

4 days working on this concept, I actually don't have a final direction. When new ideas come, I note them down , then take one or 2 steps to develop those that I like. This is a series of experiment. I have a feeling it never stops. So I limit it with the time constrain. After a week, I'll stop and put the whole process together.


I made a box. Just a simple cube from one piece of paper. I learned the trick from origami.  I don't remember when was the last time I made an origami crane, but there was time I was obsessed with origami dinosaurs. I made lots of them. Most of them are developed from the crane folds. I think that's how I remember the fold and use it in this box.
I was surprised myself when the box turns out very interesting. I have been struggling with a different design in which the box has the negative space as another box. I failed that design. The constrain is that it has to be one piece of paper. And it was impossible to make a negative space with 90 degree corner.
The box can be a design for a pencil holder, a pencil sharpener, a paper weight or a cushion. The question is which direction I want to take. I'm interested the most in the pencil holder. Not because it can be a promotional piece which may be something I may use.  I like the concept of having a pencil stabbing the box.
Thinking outside of the box may be too popular. Why not breaking through the box? Transform whatever box you are in without adding or subtracting anything. Yes, it is possible.

IF: Toy


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Once upon a time...(cont.)

I am happy with the roller coaster Once upon a time. Maybe I won't have time to make it an animation like I thought. I would rather spend that time experiment with other ideas. So here is one of my ideas. 
Oh, I forgot to mention the assignment is Type expression for movie which presents the genre of the movie. There is no real movie here. I just have to pick a genre. 
I chose psychology drama at first. It is tough. Many of my experiments come out "horror". I think this one works somehow. I discussed about it with a friend who is also interested in typography. We came up with a plot for the movie just for fun. It is about a young and talented technical engineer who works in a surgery equipment company. He invented a new tool. The tool is supposed to be used to save people but it can also be a weapon to kill. He begins to obsessed with the idea of killing someone just to know how well it works. He is a perfectionist by the way. There is no blood shed. He doesn't kill anyone at the end because it is not a horror movie, thrilling maybe...We didn't get to where the movie ends yet.
I like the plot and think the type treatment will work for this genre. Somehow I got this:

I like this one, too. But now I see a graphic novel in animation. Keep playing with it....

It became a children's book illustration. It's funny that I ended up coming back to children's book style.
I see a village with a small isolated house. There is smoke coming out of the chimney, and a sheep munching grass outside...
Ok, I need to come up with another plot for this.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bulldog clip type

I found a box of bulldog clips in the corner of my drawer. So I play with it a bit.