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FA YSDN 3106: Fall 2011

Archive for Project 4: Group Installation

ATTENTION: Aya has keys for cases

Could you please let everyone know that I have the ONLY key to the cases? I
unlocked all of them (except the last 2 at the end because those are not ours
as far as I know, and I also did not unlock the packaging case and the one with
the Design and Master of Design posters right next to the type room. Everything
else is unlocked). Just so people don’t freak out when Jane or Antonia tell
them they don’t have the key- they don’t need it.

Aya,
You did the ‘right thing’ about leaving the first two cases alone.
Thanks for taking responsibility for the class.
Best,
Catherine

Colour Palette for Wayfinding

ISHINO RESPONSE:
1) Am unsure what colour stands for what group?
A) pls specify and note in the ‘comment’ area below & post which colours are meant for what group.

2) There are Three Major Groups- Grids, Multiplicities & Museums, AND Six smaller groups- TCC/Bike Lanes, Dundas Square/Chinatown, AGO/ Queen West.
A) So there seems to be too many- 3 not 5, OR not enough 5 vs the needed 6.

So if you could address this in your palette sent to me, it would be much appreciated.

thnx! ci

Chinatown Poster Draft

China Town Poster- Draft

Pls add the following to your posters as ‘body copy’ i.e. smaller than headline.
& we’ll post all of them this FRIDAY, DEC 2nd after class, eh?

OCCUPY THE PUBLIC SPHERE
Design Department
TEL Building, 4006- 4th Floor
Image & Influence, FA YSDN 3106A

[OPTIONAL] Names of members of your group, list alphabetically

ISHINO’S RESPONSE

Looks good &… is reflective of your installation idea @ China Town w red strings & pix of individuals- good!

I suggest you add:
1) more specific location of display i.e. Design Department, 4006
2) title of entire class project- OCCUPY THE PUBLIC SPHERE
3) Class Info: Image & Influence, FA YSDN 3106A
4) Your area’s stance in relationship to Habermas’ notion of the ‘Public Sphere’ such as ?

Toronto’s China Town is comprised of ‘mom & pop’ stores that have been started one place at a time. Therefore, this organic [visual imagery] development, over a span of ? years, has created an atmosphere reflective more of ‘Private Spheres’ situated inside the overall & larger [& influential] ‘Public Sphere’ that now comprises China Town. Also, the stories of the people, who live & work in this part of the City, are tales of individuals who have travelled long distances & overcome many obstacles to become a part of today’s Chinatown.

BOLD TYPE ABOVE ADDED LATER TO CLARIFY CONNECTION TO CLASS, IMAGE & INFLUENCE. BY CI.

Dundas Square Poster Draft

1) Dundas Poster

Pls add the following to your posters as ‘body copy’ i.e. smaller than headline.
& we’ll post all of them this FRIDAY, DEC 2nd after class, eh?

OCCUPY THE PUBLIC SPHERE: (Your area of town- Dundas, AGO, TTC, etc)
Design Department
TEL Building, 4006- 4th Floor
Image & Influence, FA YSDN 3106A

[OPTIONAL] Names of members of your group, list alphabetically

2) Dundas Poster- 2

Deadline moved back to Fri, Dec 2 – Liked earlier one better &…

This last one you sent me, although it follows the ‘class grid’, is not as
vibrant, nor does it depict Dundas Square as well. I suggest:

1) Take out the yellow underline lines

2) Do NOT use the words: WHERE, WHEN, WHAT
A) just write out the location, dates, and what your 3d display is about in
relation to Habermas and the Public Sphere and your positioning/stance w using
the mirrors to both reflect & distort the viewers self-image & self-reflection
B) In regards to the ‘Public Sphere,’ the images (adverts) of Dundas Square
seem to influence & overwhelm the ‘Private Sphere’ or individual personal
choice. The ‘Private Sphere’ appears as if it is delimited & surrounded by the
‘Public Sphere’ of the major commercial concerns of large corporations in the
downtown area.

3) Use your previous type of ‘Dundas Square’ made up of dots and your more open
feeling layout, with the spotlights highlighting the name.

4) Do not forget to add the following to your posters as ‘body copy’ (i.e.
smaller than your headline)

OCCUPY THE PUBLIC SPHERE: (Your area of town- Dundas, AGO, TTC, etc)
Design Department
TEL Building, 4006- 4th Floor
Image & Influence, FA YSDN 3106A

[OPTIONAL] Names of members of your group, list alphabetically

5) We’ll put up all of the poster this FRIDAY, DEC 2nd after class.

Week 12: Posters- copy & deadline moved to Fri, Dec 2

Pls add the following to your posters as ‘body copy’ i.e. smaller than headline.
& we’ll post all of them this FRIDAY, DEC 2nd after class.

OCCUPY THE PUBLIC SPHERE: (Your area of town- Dundas, AGO, TTC, etc)
Design Department
TEL Building, 4006- 4th Floor
Image & Influence, FA YSDN 3106A

[OPTIONAL] Names of members of your group, list alphabetically

Week 11: Update on Installations

1. 1st Install Date: Mon, Nov 28th
after Dr Gill’s class takes their displays down
A. Adam & Project Coordinators: Each are responsible for getting & returning keys to Design Dept- Jane at front desk. Office is open M-F: 8a-430p

2. Posters: Michelle & Tabitha
A. Template- Tabitha will post a PDF on this blog for ALL 3 groups- Grids, Multiplicities, Grids- to use for reference
B. Printing & Posting: Michelle will print out 5 (not 3) copies of each & post them on Weds, Nov 30. Each group must post their poster on class blog BY Tues, Nov 29th!

3. Design: Joohee & Han
A. Please remind each group to provide a means of feedback for viewers- writing tablets, notebooks, etc.

4. Writers: Vicky
A. All writers met & planned copy coordination between all groups.
B. Vicky, could you upload (in comment section below) the final overarching statement you all came up with please?

FINAL CRITIQUE ON FRI, DEC 2ND- 1030A!

Look forward to seeing the results/findings of your ‘Applied Visual Research’ Projects!
Catherine

REMINDER: Rough Drafts Due from Each Group

Writers, please bring your rough drafts of the copy you plan to integrate into your 3D models.

Thanks!
Catherine

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!”

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.