Thursday, 28 October 2010

philosophy monopoly logo ideas

Working in black and white to avoid confusion with colour. Colour should not particularly be thought about at this stage.

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constructing monopoly board vector in illustrator

Making calculations so that everything stays in proportion when vector is altered in size for correct printing specifications

Basic board outline

Colours of property spaces added

Colours saved as swatches for future use

Off white board colour added

Trying out 50% tints on board colours

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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

chosen categorised philosophers for monopoly board

I have decided my categories of philosopher and which philosophers I decided fit best into the categories. The process had to consider the reputation of certain philosophers as well as how well they fit with their category counterparts. I also wanted a varied range of philosophers over time. This is why they range from Heraclitus (the oldest philosopher on the board) to Richard Swinburne (who is still alive today.)

Arranging all the philosophers chronologically simply wouldn't work because it would leave philosophers in property groups that don't hold any categorised significance for the set. This is why I chose to work with individual categories by colour as opposed to devising an impossible system to categorise philosophers by their main areas of study and to maintain some sort of chronological order.

An example of why this may not work is that for the Existentialists, the philosophers Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Sarte's lives span over roughly 200 years. It is simply easier to bring them together as Existentialists. Otherwise Sarte would probably end up with Richard Swinburne - who's philosophical ideas are not evidently intrinsically linked - in the 'Park Lane/Mayfair' category as they are the most contemporary philosophers on the board.

Here were the philosopher category ideas.

Here are the potential philosopher ideas that I assorted into the chosen categories.

Without further ado, here are my decided categories listed in the correct order for the board. Meaning, Protagoras is the first space on the board after the beginning space, 'Go!':

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Wednesday, 20 October 2010

existential determinist board game idea

Influenced by this.

This theory influenced the idea.

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concept building & idea generation

Working alongside the project rationale.

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Tuesday, 19 October 2010

printed, folded, stuck, presented

NET 1 (Special Packaging)

NET 2 (Point of Sale)

NET 3 (Mail it)

Collective Images

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construction of nets

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final designs

NET 1 (Special Packaging)

Outside of Packaging

Inside of Packaging

NET 2 (Point of Sale)

NET 3 (Mail it)

Outer Packaging

Inner Packaging

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Sunday, 17 October 2010

wrap it up net 1 development

The following is progression of net designs that follow the concept of the word, 'thinking'. They reference mathematics in their concepts. Ideas 1.1 - 1.3 are developed visually by reference geometric measurements, angles etc. and ideas 2.1 and 2.2 involve the Fibonacci Sequence as a reference to thinking.

Idea 1.1

Idea 1.2

Idea 1.3

Idea 2.1

Idea 2.2

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Wednesday, 13 October 2010

wrap it up idea

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

drawn concept ideas for two nets

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wrap it up word, image and net exploration

My chosen word to communicate is:


And my chosen image to communicate (not necessarily directly through the designs) is a photograph I took of Auguste Rodin's 'The Thinker' at Rodin's house in Paris:

In response to receiving the nets for this week brief, I chose the most interesting looking ones and made them up. Here is how I interpreted the folding mechanisms:

Net 1

Net 2

Net 3

Net 4

Net 5

Net 6

Net 7

After consideration of the nets in relation to my concept, I decided on the following:


My reason for choosing these are that they are not strict methods of product packaging. I am approaching this by viewing the net as a canvas, as my form of communication. The package should help to communicate the message.

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