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FA YSDN 3106: Fall 2011

Toronto Vintage Photos & Map References

http://www.blogto.com/city/2011/10/vintage_photographs_of_toronto_at_night/

Chinatown- 2010-09-27

Click to access 2010-09-27_panels_7-8_chinatown.pdf

Dundas Square: Legos Advert for NY Times

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/17/block-party-2/?scp=1&sq=Block%20Party%20and%20Sachiko%20Akinaga&st=cse

Made from Legos

Sachiko Akinaga.

As an expert Lego sculptor, Akinaga has enviably turned child’s play into a profession. From animal musicians to jumbo parfaits, Akinaga has created intricate worlds of whimsy. Here, she shares some of her brick-building insights with The Moment.
[…]
What fascinates you about Legos?
As a graphic designer, I’ve always been fascinated with dot-matrix art and pixelations. Simiarly, Legos create a pixelated effect, like here with the T logo. The human eye, though, will smooth out the T to erase the lines of pixelation, so to speak. Similarly the trees, though square on the edges, appear round. I love how the brain trains the eye to see things in this way.
[…]
What do you love about your work?
What I love about Legos is, you can always redo your work, as many times as needed. I don’t redo my work that often, but I like having the option — it gives me the impetus to keep on going.
[…]
T stands for _______________.
The word tanoshii, or fun, in Japanese. In every project I do, I hope to create something fun. If the viewer finds enjoyment in what I do, I have succeeded. It also has a surprise. There are four people reading The New York Times. See if you can spot them!”

Marks to date posted Week 11, Nov 19

Please check ‘Moodle’ out for your marks to date.

NOTE: They are NOT your final marks & do not show the differing weights of each assignment.

Sincerely,
Catherine Ishino

WEEK 11: DISPLAY CASES

1) INSTALL
You may begin to install your 3D work after Dr Gill’s class has taken theirs down @ mid-week, Thurs, Nov 24

2) CRIT
Our final class crit will be on Week 12, so work must be installed by Dec 2

3) VINYL
More vinyl for lettering has been ordered and should be in next week. Right now there’s available the colours white, brown, & pink. Loris has asked you seek his help BEFORE you start working on the equipment.

4) TAKE DOWN
REMINDER: the displays are to be taken down by the last week in January 2012, as the Senior Show work will need time to have the designs up by the first week in February.

UPDATE: Week 10

1)SKETCHES
Please do not forget your rough sketches are due this upcoming Friday, Nov 18.
A) The Project Coordinator from each group (Aya, Kendra, Michelle replace w Rebecca?) will be meeting with Adam, Project Manager, and me to go over visual concepts.

3)STUDIO
The class will meet in the Typography Room again to work in groups & show work-in-progress.
A) Joohee & Han, Design Directors, and I will meet w designers from each group (Mutltiplicities: Jabelle, Teresa, Anton; Grids: Devin, Roxanne, Nicco, Rebecca?; Museums: Alicia, Melanie, Teresa M?, Belinda, Karenna)

4)ON CAMPUS ALTERNATIVE SPACES
Michelle, Tabitha, and Vicky will announce their findings & suggestions on spaces

5) NEXT WEEK: WRITERS ROUGH DRAFTS DUE
Writers from each group (Rachael, Ishi, Vicky replace w Teresa Man?) will meet with Vicky, Head Writer, and me to go over writings

REMINDER: SKETCHES DUE WK 10, NOV 18 &…

1) SKETCHES
Please do not forget your rough sketches are due this upcoming Friday, Nov 18

A) The Project Coordinator from each group (Aya, Kendra, Michelle replace w Rebecca?) will be meeting with Adam, Project Manager, and myself to go over visual concepts

2) STUDIO
The class will meet in the Typography Room again to work in groups & show work-in-progress

A) Joohee & Han, Design Directors, and I will meet w designers from each group (Mutltiplicities: Jabelle, Teresa, Anton; Grids: Devin, Roxanne, Nicco, Rebecca?; Museums: Alicia, Melanie, Teresa M?, Belinda, Karenna)

3) ON CAMPUS ALTERNATIVE SPACES
Michelle, Tabitha, and Vicky will announce their findings & suggestions on spaces

4) NEXT WEEK: WRITERS ROUGH DRAFTS DUE
Writers from each group (Rachael, Ishi, Vicky replace w Teresa Man?) will meet with Vicky, Head Writer, and me to go over writings

APPLIED RESEARCH EXEMPLIFIED

SHOW DESIGN FLEXIBILITY

1.Use new restrictions as design challenges
A.Come up with alternate or adapted design solutions, while maintaining one’s creative integrity
B.Demonstrate flexible capability, as will have to with clients or bosses in the future (who change their minds, more often than not!).

2.Demonstrate how your group’s Visual Research manifests

A.…reflect how people might perceive the locales of Toronto as Multiplicities, Grids, & Museums
B.…incorporate how a person’s perception & experience, while immersed in these locales & surrounding imagery, gets impacted
C.…demonstrate how images in these locales influence the larger ‘Public Sphere’ and the more intimate ‘Private Sphere’

3. Public Sphere contested
A. May use Habermas or any reiterations of his
Public/Private Spheres (1962 or updated 1989) theory:
1) ‘Counter’ (Fraser 1990)
3) ‘Rhetorical’ (Hauser 1998)
4) ‘Open 2.0’ (Negt/Kluge 1998, Kellner 1997)

4. Reflect on notion of ‘counter-programming’
A. Design displays & panoramas visibly different & unique to this Project

UPDATE: Nov 19- NO LONGER Seeking Added Locations &…

The class has decided NOT use the other gallery spaces, rather focus their time & energy on the display cases.

However, they still are open to putting posters up around campus (i.e. reach into the wider public sphere of YU), and invite folks to come to the installations of your 3D displays in the Design Dept. These posters would act as a ‘public face’ to other students- introducing them to where you are located & become aware design projects are created & shown all year-long.

Michelle & Tabitha would you be willing to head this poster initiative up – getting the okay by the Student Association to hang them up, where, & when? And making sure the class meets the deadline for announcing the class’ displays on Fri, Dec 2?

Would any others, who are not taking a ‘Gunther’ role in different areas of this project now, be willing to step forward to design this (+ extra credit)?

OLD, NOV 11: SEEKING OTHER LOCATIONS FOR DIORAMA

1.Looking into more exposure in YU’s ‘Public Sphere’ by moving class diorama from our Design Department’s ‘Private Sphere’ with its limited traffic flow:
A.Fine Arts Building’s gallery space-Michelle
B.Residence- Vicky
C.On campus posters & posting possibilities Tabitha

Ch-ch-changes… 11/11/11

UPDATE ON LAST TWO PROJECTS OF SEMESTER

1.Later Deadlines for last two Projects
A.3D displays: last day of class (Fri, Dec 2, 830a)
B.Final documentation: 2nd week of Finals
(Fri, Dec 16, 12 noon WITHOUT FAIL! )

2.Grading Weights Switched
A.3D displays = 20%
B.Final documentation = 30%

3.Display Cases
A.Chair of Design requests our class use 3-6 cases ONLY (replace Gill’s class)
1) Other profs & students want to use the hallway to display their work
2) Chair has requested projects stay w/in the cases*
a) Do not block hallway= fire hazard
b) Be careful when using walls= paint does not peel paint off!

*NOTE:Any applications OUTSIDE the cases will at your own risk

Thanks for your patience:) Especially given the Department has been developing usage procedures during this Semester i.e. how cases will used given the Building Operations added oversight, and equity requested by other profs and students to share the space.

Sincerely,
Catherine

LATEST WORD FROM DESIGN CHAIR

On Thu, 10 Nov 2011 19:39:58 -0500

Hi Catherine,

i have discussed the sharing of showcases with Rob and Jane. Rob agreed to display his students work in seven showcases numbered 3 to 9.

please make plans for using the same showcases 3-9, following Rob students’ display.

the 10″ showcase, currently used to display packaging projects, was allowed to be installed by the York safety people (emergency route) because it is next to a niche in the wall. farther along the corridor nothing exceeding the depth of existing cases can be installed.

since we cannot interfere with the traffic and evacuation safety regulations, please ask your students to display their work INSIDE the 3-9 display cases.

the touch screen is available to display students’ work. please ask Loris for assistance.

all the best, w.

Wojtek E. Janczak
Chair, Department of Design
Associate Professor
Faculty of Fine Arts
York University
http://design.yorku.ca

On 07/11/11 3:38 PM, cishino@yorku.ca wrote:

> … students asked me about building ‘phyths’ under display cases, pls see
> attached ‘rough sketch’.
>
> would appreciate hearing back from you, as i’ve asked the students to ‘stay
> w/in’ the cases,’ counter-program w minatures and panaramas/dioramas…
>
> many thanks,
> catherine