After talking to some fellow classmates I realized we weren’t the only ones who struggled with trimming down our concept to a simple, solid & straightforward idea.
I think the general outcome delivered a broad scope of perceptions, thoughts & questions around design that stimulate the brain and provide a consistent frame for an answer to the main question.
I really enjoyed the variety of results; they addressed different aspects of design which deserve attention for being intrinsec to it’s own nature, amongst textures, materials, light games, sounds…
And I certainly enjoyed working with ‘K’ group, the star team, it was a pleasure!!!
Hello everybody! Well done setting everything up!
About philosophy (questioning things) and profession (probably pencil):
Just some ‘P’s we decided and some ideas that might work? Or maybe not…
Here are all P’s that I have for now- let me know if I should change some. I am really not sure about last one (thinking cloud). maybe I should try some other “cloud” shape. And maybe halo on perfection “P” should be smaller?
I tried with a greater angle of view and I think it’s better:
Here are more examples but with a ‘laying’ ‘P':
Which one do you think is a better perspective?
I have 2 options for few pages and I need your help to pick what is better.
(Bluish lines are just rulers)
Process one will be changed later, but i have question about Progress one. I know we said that I should put “>>” in “P”, but i think it looks better without.
Potential like this or with little p next to this one?
And Provocative like this or more rounded? Maybe I should make “line” part longer since rounded version reminds me little on scissors.
I think we should keep one “P” word on one page- but I did try to “illustrate” what word is by playing with “P”. I think I guessed some words- but i need help with others.
Here you can see how they look
Since we need 26 “P” words for the book I went through all words you posted and make a choice of 26. If you think I should change or switch some let me know. Hope I didn’t repeat some.
Since we are making the majority of the book represent P’s, I was thinking of ways to do it. I picked 3 words at random, from the lists previously made, and the words in smaller font are merely synonyms of the word. I know its not accurate typographically, or even in design, I am only thinking of the content here.
We don’t need to use these words of course, I was just thinking of a way to convey the idea.
Using the template Mariana made, yesterday, we got all of our P’s cut out onto the self adhesive paper! We used the Zund machine in the 3D workshop. As there was a lot of excess space around the three big P’s we filled it in with lots of small ones – that way we can have a box with lots of stickers that people can help themselves to. Everyone loves stickers, right?
Here is the template that was prepared for the cutting machine.
The dots were printed just in case…
I thought something like this could work as a way of making the pages more visually engaging whilst being minimal. Its sort of inspired by the look of Craig Wards book. what do you guys think?
I really like what Aleksandra is doing with the look of the book. Minimalist seems to be the way to go. Do we think we still need to include as much text about our process? I’m not sure if we need the quotes from our research anymore either as it may confuse things. I think it could be cool reflect our ‘minimalist’ exhibit by having a minimalist book titled ‘P is for…’ made up almost entirely of the different ‘P’ words we have come up with, maybe even one on each page a bit like this?
Also I think I posted about Craig Wards book Popular lies about graphic design way back but I think he does the minimalist look with some really interesting and sophisticated touches. He alternates pages between, white black and dark grey which I think could work nicely. what do you guys think?
Here is example how “P” book can look:
This is really minimalistic design- which I think works with our latest version of doors, so let me know what you think.
With “P” instead of logo on back cover.
White covers. (I like white ones better- and if we decide to go with them I can print them on nice “recycled” look paper- that is no so white white)
With black logo on back page. (I think I like versions with logo better)
With even bigger “P”