This is another blog dedicated to Dominic Wilcox…
He gave himself the task of ‘Speed Creating’ in 30 days: a design creation everyday. This project allowed him to think fast and think instinctively in order to produce even more creativity throw the quick designs.
Day 21 was the day of the grapes. I just though the delicate treatment and attention to detail with this creation was perfect for the object and context of the grape. He wanted to ‘dress’ the grape in order for the eating of the grape to be significant (almost like the image of a servant pealing a grape for a queen). In his words “Grapes are little juicy jewels to me and I wanted to treat them as something deserving of special attention.”
So his following creations consisted of the grapes being wrapped or coated in order for the task of eating the grape to be momentous in a sense. To revile the grape it must be carefully unwrapped or peeled.
Continuing from the previous post, one of techniques in analysing our forgotten spaces involves Situationist Dérive. I came across an interesting blog with a lot of information and examples of designers and architectures exploring a different take on documenting the experience of place. http://freeassociationdesign.wordpress.com/category/urban-edge/
Within this blog I discovered Frank Dresme, he created a fantastic range of images that embraced a different way of navigating the city of Amsterdam. This project was called Project 360 degrees, brought on by his dislike for the trying maps of the city. He created a collage-like image involving all the aspects of his experience through this journey he took, taking into account the environment that caused this experience.
I find Dresme’s work fascinating and will eventually attempt this style of analysis for my final site.
It’s amazing how I manage to find my most useful inspiration and research purely through sheer procrastination!…
Currently our project has been encouraging us to revisit our artist within! We have become stiff with our computer imagery and boring old CAD drawings and it doesn’t give us much uniqueness to stand out from each other once we emerge from the safe perimeters of ART SCHOOL!
We have to visit forgotten spaces in and around Dundee and sketch/mix media/ record in any way possible the site and its surroundings, its experience and influence on the adjacent areas basically an experimental site analysis.
This task is to help us find our uniqueness our style, however that doesn’t mean not to check out other designer’ styles…like William Blake says,
“The difference between a bad artist and a good one is; the bad artist seems to copy a big deal. The good one really does copy a great deal.”
So lunch break came and browsing began and I came across two designers in the Icon magazine online who both showed immense passion in sketchbook as a major part of the design process. First off is a quirky designer Dominic Wilcox who’s “Forgotten Sketchbook” explores unlikely and peculiar design concepts that basically put a smile on our faces. His style is simple but confident and his drawings show the potential of his designs and concepts. (First 6 are Wilcox)
The next designer i found was Aitor Throup who graduated from RCA and is a menswear clothes designer. I found his sketches for his concepts and designs were original and energetic capturing the function and style of the clothes line. His collection When Football Hooligans Become Hindu Gods particularly interested me as his sketches are amazing as with the concept behind them. (Last 6 are Throup’s)