I looked at some of my favorite movies and studied the logo + only the letter P. I studied how the letter P changed when it’s the first letter of the word, or when there are two Ps in a word do they differ. I also studied how the letter changes with time. I also noticed at the basic theme or the main character of the movie is always responsible for the shape of the letters. (Example- Wreck it Ralph is a story of an arcade game where everything is shown in 8-bits, therefore the font is also designed in 8-bits)..
After studying existing fonts, I got inspired by Bed Posts to create my own font. My classmate Zara was studying different kinds of Bed Posts and after looking at the types she studied I created my own fonts..
I chose the font I liked the most and worked further on it..
I decided to re-design one of the fonts I had studied earlier. Looking the font I liked I thought Princess and the Frog was as perfect match for my font. I then created an other font for the word frog (inspired from Bed posts)..
Finally, I started re-designing the Princess and the frog logo..
I created my own DVD cover, CD print and a poster using the new logo I designed..
This was our last project of integrative studio. It was favourite and I really enjoyed working sleepless nights for this project. :’)
Made out of clay, SPF and wire.
Work in Progress..
So, I am just going to run you through all my steps from the start again.
Inspired from the movie Science of Sleep, I created a 3-D model based on one concept from the movie. The concept that I chose was anger/destruction. I started off making very neat and pretty models but finally ended up with a literally destructed city.
Inspired from my 3-D model we had to create a wearable garment that fits a body part and protects it.
1. I tried to show anger coming out the ears. The typical cartoon way of showing anger is smoke coming out of the ears, and the headphones worked perfectly for my idea and it also protected the ears.
2. To enhance the ‘smoke’ I decided to show the smoke literally coming out. For that I used the mechanism of party blowers. A video of what a party blower is- www.sharanyakanwar.tumblr.com/post/78752250459/the-party-blower-mechanism-made-out-of-ivory-card
3. My iteration wasn’t executed clearly. I redid my second iteration and this time made sure it fit my model (Purvisha Nadkarni) and worked perfectly. I also added colour to my garment to enhance the smoke even more.
The outcome of my garment was perfect. It made people laugh and that’s exactly what I wanted. I wanted to make a garment that ‘protects’ people from anger. Anger could be verbal to, and that’s why the straws worked for me. The person wearing my garment cannot utter a word, and that’s why the straws are perfect for my garment.
Iterations and Final-
A video of my final garment- www.sharanyakanwar.tumblr.com/post/78752668873/my-final-wear-a-flim-garment-link-to-my
http://tmblr.co/ZTf10s1702Dfg - The previous part of my project.
Ideas for my final street iteration-
Since my first final iteration was a complete major horrible fail (it was so bad that I won’t be uploading a picture of it) I desperately wanted a new idea for my final FINAL iteration.
In my precious iteration I replicated one of the selling mats in Somvari bazar. I bought everything possible from the bazar and placed it on an A2 mount board sheet. It was quite boring even tough it was made up of all the elements of my bazar.
For my final iteration I decided to highlight the fact that my bazar is only open on Mondays. For my trial iteration I made a visual weekly calendar-
The calendar starts with Monday being the most coluorful and lively page of the calendar while the rest of the week is the same monotonous view. I also showed how things are sold on the road on top of mats only on Mondays.
Final Street iteration-
Inspired from my trial iteration I made my final street iteration in a similar manner. This time instead of giving it a calendar form I replicated my entire long street.
The Monday part of my street is colourful and shows how the selling happens on the road on top of a mat only on Mondays. I kept the rest of the street black and white. This time instead of showing only one shop I replicated different shops from the street. I showed how there are different kind of shops on my street-
Inspired form my 3-D abstraction we had to a create wear-able, protective garment made only using ivory card.
My first iteration-
The concept behind my garment is anger. I tried to show anger coming out the ears. The typical cartoon way of showing anger is smoke coming out of the ears, and the headphones worked perfectly for my idea and it also protected the ears.
My second iteration- Work in progress.
I haven’t completed my second iteration yet, but I am planning to use the mechanism of the party blowers.
My idea was to ‘protect the anger’ from coming out verbally. So I decided to make a mouth mask. To incorporate the smoke coming out the ears I attached the party blowers to my ears, so as you blow it looks like the smoke is coming out of my ears. In a way I tried to eliminate angry with humor, which ‘protects’ everyone from the anger itself.
My execution needs a lot of work, because my party blowers are starting to look like a big long mustache. BUT I am very excited to achieve what’s in my head.
My failed attempt, but I still love how it looks like a funny mustache!
So, I selected Somvari Bazar (Malad) for my street project.
I visited the street multiple times and spent most of my weekends and all my Mondays on my street. I spoke to many people around the place and got to know a few of them really well.
The most interesting part of my street were the on road seller who sat on the floor and sold everything in multiples of probably thousands. I selected the lady who sells matkas and to highlight the multiplicity I used my one colour on the matkas itself.
When I went back to the street later I noticed this Lady who had the biggest and the fullest mats out of all. She was sitting alone under her umbrella surrounded with all the possible products. It looked like she did not care about anything or anybody else.
I used the same medium i.e Charcoal and one colour:
I highlighted the colours of all the things you get in Somwari Bazar. I selected three selling mats and showed the products using found objects and magazine cut outs.
Somvari Bazaar in Malad. (Its a busy market on Mondays and a normal road on other days + Festive changes)
Bade Miya in Colaba.
Goregaon Station (Festive changes)
My next assignment required me to observe and identify individuals who have atypical jobs.
I found a man who earns his living by removing corns from people’s feet. He ensures that his customers leave with clean, healed feet.
It will be really interesting to see how he spends his entire day. What type of costumers he gets and what unique tools he uses. So, for my next step I am going study the foot corn remover walas life..B\
Meanwhile, these are some other atypical jobs I spotted and found interesting..
The guys who cleans our house windows once in 3 weeks
People who check your weight on the road. (mostly outside Churchgate station)
The famous Western Railway TC (ticket checker)