The 3D Design teacher asked us to make the next project a portfolio piece. When asked what we would use it for, he was unable to answer that question, “I am not the graphic designer, you are!” I was not motivated, needless to say.
- Find a piece of furniture you like and make a scale model.
- Match a font of that same period with the furniture, make a scale model of the first letter and use the font on a wall plaque.
- Write a report on how the design of both are connected to the influences of the era.
- Make a museum installation of it with appropriate window coverings, flooring, and wall paper.
Original Chair by Warren Platner / Font – Helvetica
I got docked on not completing the H (it needed to be cleaned up and painted.) I felt lucky to even get it into the scenario.
I was not pleased with the outcome, but I did get to practice how to use polymar clay, something that had been on my radar for a couple of years. I made the cushions removable too, which was a fun element.
Maybe it was not so bad for something that had no use except to be thrown away as soon as it was graded. I did salvage the netting – that came out of my air brush tool box. I often try to utilize other art skills that I have… or tools from them. Who knew that scrap of netting would save me a trip to the fabric store one day?