Packet #3 by Ashley Huhe (2013), Advanced Graphic Design Seminar [NK]
Travel Sickness is an on going self-initiated project meant to encourage and inspire young adults to travel abroad.
By creating physical packets based on a specific geographical and cultural location around the world the viewers literally unfold a new experience. In each packet are 5 elements, based on the 5 human senses, taste, smell, sound, touch, and sight, that are engaged when one goes abroad or travels to a new place. These packets create a realistic essence of the sensory experience of places around the world. Through others stories, sense explanations, food catalogs, visuals, as well as an audio CD of sounds the viewer can grasp the ambiance and energy of a foreign place. In an effort to diminish borders and the semiotics that attaches to the actual names of countries the country’s titles are never used throughout the packets. The goal is to create the essence of a location without prejudecs, stereotypes, or preconceived notions. However viewers are given each location’s longitude and latitude numbers that can be searched on google which requires and encourages the viewer to engage further into their curiosities and research.
Le scaphandre et le papillon, 5 x 7” silkscreen with varnish overprint edition of 12
I believe that there is some merit to thinking about form and content
in regards to a diving bell, and a butterfly. Form as the diving bell,
should not drag the content down by a heavy handed fist, but rather
create a relationship with it. Content as the butterfly, should lift
and carry the form, while remaining within conceptual grasp
of the audience. As designers, compositions pulled from these
two aspects should reflect the tension and play between the two,
rather than be placed in previously ideated formats.
by Kelsey Elder (2013), Advanced Graphic Design Seminar [NK]
After quitting her job in 2010, graphic designer Sumayya Alsenan decided to take some time to figure out what she wanted from her next position. In the absence of a daily routine, Alsenan started channeling her energy into the kitchen by cooking f…