Thursday, 13 May 2010

Speaking From Experience - Colour and Style

Cute pastels and pure whites. Natural paper (browns and textured).

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Speaking From Experience

I am looking at making an interchangeable calendar so looking at designs like this gives me inspiration of ways to make it interactive.

Perforations and cut-offs give the design depth and engage the audience.

This design is very handy and still stays visually stimulating. It is a medicine timetable to take one cod liver oil tablet everyday. So you will know what day it is visually and is a constant reminder to take a capsule.

This is a cute design using chalk to change what you are doing every day easily.

Theses labels are a nice hand held size and can be transported. My design should be easy to transport so I will be having it the same size as a credit card so it can be carried in a wallet. Other forms could be a tag to attach to keys.

I like the peg on this design. It is an easy way the show clearly what day it is and would work well with my design. This calendar as a whole is also very simplistic and clear, which I would also like to reflect in my design.

Interchangeable dates and days make the calendar very compact as a whole yet versatile and engaging. Different typefaces add levels to the design and help to differentiate between weeks, days, months quickly at a glance.

Fridge magnet calender design is easy to change and can include daily activities.

This design is visually very pretty and structured, you twist the cup to show what day it is, but however not very practical as every time you have a drink you have to put the cup back in the right place. The design would work better for something that is used one a day eg. razor, make-up box, wardrobe, bed.

This calendar makes a big statement and would work well in a office that needs to be constantly under structure. The colours blend well with the colour scheme of the room, but at the same time it stands out with the classic grid calendar style.

This design is very colourful and graphical. There is no room for information of what will be happening on each day and therefore it is only a decorative and slightly informative piece.

This is an ink calendar. The ink slowly spreads into the sheet where the dates are spelt out.

I like this idea because it is very simple and yet works well and can be used over and over for years and years. There is room for information to be written as well, but this idea wouldn't be very practical because there is no where for tips and money vouchers to be kept.

These calendar designs look very eco-friendly with the use of recycled paper and simplistic lines and typefaces. I like the perforation tab needed to be removed to open the product. It gives the audience a feeling that it belongs to them personally and they are exclusive.

One of my initial ideas was to create a pack to help people stop spending, and budget better. This pack is similar to one I received whilst on a long haul flight. It has little items to keep you entertained and looked after like toothbrush, eye mask, tissues, headphones, pen etc. Little ideas work well to engage the audience in times of boredom. For my project I could include piggy bank, candles for calming, receipt bag etc.

Pastel colours work well to calm and would work well in times of splurge and impulse buys. This herbal tea gives the idea that you are 'experiencing' the tea and not just drinking it because its design is very through and takes care of every aspect of drinking tea.

Thinking of packaging for my calendar I think I would like to use transparent material such as acetate or plastic. These vacuum pack ideas enclose the product perfectly and give a feeling of sleek, elegance and modern.

I like the style of this packaging. It is very brightly coloured and yet still shows an air of culture and natural produce. I would like my final product to look hand made and natural as well. The use of ribbons gives that extra little personal touch.