Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Previous Work

Last semester I had to design and come up with an idea for a new need and a new furniture. We were a group of 5, including a 3D design student, so this really helped since I had no idea of furniture design. After a lot of brainstorming and research, even on human anatomy and needs, we came up with Dstretch.

"Stretching is a fundamental way to improve your overall health, fitness and well-being. Many people spend a long amount of time sitting in the same position without moving, causing bad circulation. Why not have a furniture that can help you do the basic stretches that you should be doing everyday? With Dstretch you can achieve this easily! 

The bended wood is used for the shape of the furniture as this gives a warm feeling to furniture used inside offices and homes. The polyester cotton blend is used for covering the foam which makes it very easy to clean and for its strength, durability and wrinkle-resistance. To connect the curved bended wood to straight wood mortise and tenon joints will be used as they are neat and very strong, cannot wobble and are very difficult to pull out. ‘Dstretch’ comes in a wide range of colours to match any environment you wish to place it in."

Check http://www.behance.net/gallery/Dstretch/986019 for more images.

Our furniture design

User Manual - Possible Positions

I also designed the user manual and I also performed the stretching positions ;)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I love typography

About 2 weeks ago I started the 2nd semester = 4 new modules.
I have a module on typography. I really love experimenting with typography. I had a unit last year on typography which I really enjoyed. This is some of the past work:

Good fonts divider

Crap Fonts

Below are hand made logos for various music bands. I like doing hand made experiments and using materials from various stuff, such as, pencil sharpening, pencil, sack, melted candle, old wire earphone, thread and others.

I mostly like this one above. I stitched this and scanned it. I love the effect! 
You can view more of my typographic work on: My Typography

Some typographic inspirations I watched this week:
EF - Live The Language - Barcelona

Great use of type...it reminded me of my summer holiday in Barcelona!!

Erik Spiekermann - Putting Back the Face into Typeface

Right now I am studying the forms of the Georgian Alphabet and loving it :)
Georgian Moodboard