Final Experiments

I began by experimenting with placing text over the cork. I printed on acetate, as it is a transparent and clear material, in order to see the textured background of the cork. I was looking at different ways the text could be placed, in which I tried the cork rolled and flat, thinking about positioning. The cork seems to be an effective material to use as book board, as it is fairly tough and resilent. However it is quite light and can be easily shaped.

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Design Development and Experimentation

Experiment 1:

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Board 2: Materials and Processes

Design Idea 1:

Board Idea 1

It was felt that this board had too much text, as it crowded the board,  and that it would benefit from having images showing how the processes worked. More

Materials and Processes Research

Copper

Uses
computers, fridges, microwaves, cars, coins, power cables, electric wires, plumbing fixtures, water pipes, brass furnishings

Raw Material
Only found in small quantities around the world. Found in distorted masses and crystals. Well crystalised specimens are much sought after.

Unusual uses
Copper has been used for sculptures, and water features as it doesn’t corrode in water or air. Also it has been used to make reliefs.

Properties
It’s colour ranges from copper-red to brown. Tarnishes green, sometimes blue, brown, red or black. Second best conductor of electricity after silver. More

Board 1: Unexpected Pleasures

This is my initial design for my first art board:

Design Museum: Unexpected Pleasures research

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Unexpected Pleasures: Research

After deciding which pieces I wanted to explore, I produced three drawings:

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Design Museum Brief

The Design Museum Brief is about exploring new and unconventional materials and techniques, in which to create innovative and original design work. More