Introduction to workshop environment, health and safety induction and some tool basics for prototype construction.
Using timber construct two objects that responds to the following prompts
- An object that leans into another object.
- An object that intersects another object.
- An object that balances another object.
Compose the forms that exhibit various joining techniques
Idea development with thumbnail sketches on A4 paper
Details on how the parts intersect and join as close ups.
Sliding dovetail Rabbet Pocket joint Mitered butt
Half blind dovetail Dado Half-lap Through dovetail
Butt Biscuit Mortise and tenon Tongue and groove
Butt joint: most commonly used type of joint, this is most preferably used in wall framings on construction sites.
Mitered butt joint: Two pieces of wood are joined at an angle, it is more aesthetically pleasing compared to the butt joint, but one disadvantage is, it is not very strong.
Half-lap joint: The only drawback with this type of joint is, it makes the wood loose its strength, but when compared tout joints this is kore stronger and desirable one.
Tongue and Groove joint: It is more preferable if the joints are being glued as it provides more surface area to join two pieces of wood and is much stronger than butt joint.
Mortise and tenon joint: This joint is tight and the classic wood joining method from long ago, this method provides superior joining capabilities.
Biscuit joint: this is a modern woodworking joint for creating table tops, beechwood wafers are used in the grooves cut in the wood, as its swelling capabilities helps the boards to hold together.
Dado joint: this is another common type of joint in building cabinetry. where one piece of wood rests on another.
Pocket joint: these joints are mainly used for cabinet face frames, where a lot of strength is not required. the only problem with this kind of joint of joint is the pore-drilling must be very carefully done in order for the screw to penetrate in to the socket.
Rabbet joint: this joint is mainly used on back of the cabinets to hold the shelves on the sides, which gives strength to the overall assembly.
Through dovetail joint: this is a very classic joint, which adds class to any form and provides immense strength and beauty to the product.
Here is a link to my Pinterest board where I did my wood work research for different propositions.
The prototype joints I practiced with foam before I started my work on
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Wood joints: Which woodworking joints would you use? (n.d.). Retrieved from. https://www.wwgoa.com/article/woodworking-joints-which-ones-should-you-use/
North, D. (2012). Creating wooden joints for Automata figures – Dug’s tips 8. Retrieved from. https://cabaret.co.uk/creating-wooden-joints-for-automata-figures-dugs-tips-8/
Process of making
Technical drawings of work I
Technical drawings of work II
Final Maquettes on wood
Works Following three propositions
An object that leans into another object
Work I Work II
An object that intersects another object
Work I Work II
An object that balances another object
Work I Work II
Ansel Adams Photography
Ansel Adams photography can be seen through this link
Turnage, W. (n.d.). Ansel Adams, Photographer. Retrieved from http://anseladams.com/ansel-adams-bio/
Final 40 Photographs
The Exposure values can be found while hovering the mouse on the images or at the bottom of photographs after they are open.
All the images in high resolution at
Here is a link to the Raw files of the photographs.
My Pinterest board on woodwork photographs
Pinterest board for some of the posters I looked after
Photographs finalised to make the posters
Fonts used: Apple Chancery & Chalkdust (Point 72 & 30). This poster was made using simple square tool
Fonts used: Brush Script Std & Hobo Std (Point 60, 24 & 30), this poster was made using square tool, duplicate option and transforming the text in text tool
fonts used: Adobe garamond pro bold & Gidyup Std (Point 60, 48 & 18), this poster was made using square tool, free transform tool, crystalline filter, duplicate option.
Fonts used: Herculam & OCR A Std (Point 48 & 18), this poster was made using duplicate option, line tool, channel mixer and some blending options.
Fonts used: Luminari regular & trattatello (Point 72 & 24), this poster was made using gradient tool, square tool, duplicate option, channel mixer, mosaic filter, text wrap tool and blending modes
Font used: Bradley hand (Point 60, 18 & 24), this poster was made using, square tool, free transform tool and various blending modes.
Font used: Charlemagne Std (Point 72, 48, 30 & 16), this poster was made using the polygon tool, text wrap tool, square tool and various blend modes.
Fonts used: Phosphate Inline & Nueva Std. (Point 60, 48, 24 & 18), this poster was made using the square tool, emboss filter, text wrap tool, free transform tool and various blend modes.
Here is a link to .PSD files on Photoshop.
Below are the images of the test that I worked on during the class
The above tutorial helped me to learn all the basic knowledge needed in order to work on the illustrator, like making the edges round shape, choosing various shapes using polygon tool, the use of arrow keys, alt key and shift key in controlling various tools, the use of direct selection tool in choosing part of the text and creating changes that helps in logo design.
The later part of the tutorial helped me to learn about the Fibonacci sequence or golden ratio that is found in most of the nature’s patterns, the ratio 1.618 would help to build logos with eye pleasing symmetry.
The above tutorial was to introduce to some of the shape builder tools such as pathfinder and shape builder tools, these tools help top build shapes using their functions such as unite, minus front, intersect, exclude, divide.
The above tutorial helped me to understand how to trace the shapes in illustrator into vectors using pen tool, with which one can build logos or posters. It helped me to realize the essential nature of pen tool.
The above tutorial helped me to understand the essential qualities of the gradient tools, and how to make appear an object 3D and add shadows to create depth to the designs.
The above tutorial introduced me to the polygon art using pen tool. Later I also tried to do it in a different way using shape builder tool and line segment tool, but realized that its hard to color the segments in such process and build appropriate shapes required.
The image I used for my polygon art is
the next step is to trace the image down using pen tool. I felt it is much easier this time as I practised in the tutorial session.
After tracing the main subject I decided to do the background in same polygon shapes but I choose to go with hexagon so that it creates a strong background with all these sides, I distributed them all over the background in multiple layers.
After that I changed the background color to match the color of the polygons and it gave me an empty space to write the text on it.
Logo design in Illustrator
Wayne who is one of the speakers in professional practice lecture, showed some of his logo designs which were very inspirational and I looked at his designs and tried to follow some of his approaches.
Below are some of the working examples.
My first thought was to create a logo for my own company (Viuma Studios). For this my choice is to look into something that is organic and represents the shape of V, as my background is based in science I immediately stumbled upon the idea of leaflets, for this I choose the bipinnate leaf structure and cut the top portion of it, so it fits exactly the way I imagined.
below is my list of logos I created with the above vector image
The above is the first logo I created, I used the red and black colors in my logo because they are my all time favorite combination and I used some gradient to give a little bit depth to it. The stalk of the leaflet looks like the letter ‘I’ so I replaced it. the font I choose is Apple Chancery so I felt it looks more modern with those curves.
This time I wanted to try more with a different approach to make it more simple and went with the same red and black color combination.
The above is the extension of the previous idea with the lines above and below the words, I choose the font Copperplate to give more bold and serious look .
Then I thought I seriously consider my leaf thing as it gives meaning to my company as fresh, new, young, active, fragile, growth so I choose to keep it but this time in the centre as it is giving shade to the company.
And I tested the above idea with the starting font.
But I choose to go with copperplate font, as it looks more bold and the logo stands out from the rest.
The above is the another idea of the logo I tried and it worked better, as the ‘U’ represents the pot and the leaflet growing in it, which symbolically represents new ideas gets generated within the company which is young and has lot of growth.
For the second logo I decided to go with the list of options given by tor to make logos and opted for Gradfest.
When I thought of Gradfest I got the idea of graduation hat and use it as a tool to make my logos. I drew all the logo with the pen tool. I decided to wrap the text as it best sits in the curves of the hat and makes it look like a logo. I should have increased the stroke further to few more points so that it looks more stand out.
The above was my initial concept and I extended on that using different approaches.
The above are the various iterations of the same concept.
I later tried using various color options, so that I can get an idea if I can tweak further.
Th above is another idea with a different concept using different font, but I din’t like it. It is not much appealing compared to the first one.
Later in the another idea stuck me using the same hat but in a different way below is the result.
The above one was my favorite of all, I think everything balanced well in the logo and below are the many various of it. I tried with various color options and choose the font phosphate where I felt it better suits the design and I’m familiar with it before.