Design & Precedents
Would you buy a computer without shopping around? Would you take the first tomato without giving a few the squish test? No… I didn’t think so..
So why wouldn’t you look for relevant precedents when designing a logo? This is one of the first things I do when starting a new logo or business card or really this can be applied to everything worth designing. Find out what prominent paradigms are out there!
Installations by Chiharu Shiota - 'Wrap'
Chiharu Shiota (塩田 千春 Shiota Chiharu) is a Japanese installation artist born in 1972 in Osaka. She has been living and working in Berlin since 1996.
She studied at the Seika University in Kyoto and at various schools in Germany and is represented by ARNDT Berlin.
These are photographs from her installations In Silence (2008), Stairway (2012) and Inside - Outside (2008)
- I LOVE this!
Te Papa photos
The inside foyer is quite big and empty. It has the store to the left, and the cafe, and toilets and seats on the other side, but the space isn’t used much to promote or display anything. I guess this might be because large volumes of people pass through every day, and the foyer is just that; a place to pass through, to keep people moving along. But our foyer will probably be different. It would be nice to utilize that space…
Introductory map for orientation
(us — potential for this as well as little maps on brochures to help people get around the exhibition)
“newspaper” graphics, information, mounted photos
Text and vector illustrations
Bold typography for section headers
3D/mounted blocks of information
Lighting and 3D application of type.
Bilingual language system
Poetic and fluid structure/layout
The ceiling at Te Papa is quite high, so the height has been used to display titles and images which contribute to the overall atmosphere. Helps it not to feel too cramped. Potential?
Just another photo to show the height.
Also the layout is interesting because of all the different enclosed sections. Some of them actually feel quite cramped though
Timeline. Images, information.
Seems way too cluttered.
Not sure what’s up with the ‘earthquake’ line. Maybe it’s a population graph.
Despite the diagonal composition, this display seems a lot more clean and minimalist than many of the other displays. There isn’t too much information, and the quotes are really effective.
PRECEDENTS, RESOURCES, and LINKS
Here is a decent synopsis of someone proposing a sustainable skate project at the University of California (Davis). Some sustainable themes are nicely outlined:
This is a website dedicated to helping figure out funding, design, construction, and management of community skateparks:
Skate park design company that specializes in what they call sustainable/progressive skate environments:
Blog article about some sustainable skate park ideas. There is some good stuff about water runoff:
Rob Dyrdek has a major organization that helps skate parks get built: