So as part of my volunteering at a historical nature park and working with primitive tech I’ve gotten very interested in survival stuff and Native Americans, and read how despite not having a form of written language and commonly using stiff buckskin as canvas, there is evidence some used reeds to make a form of papyrus.
Me having Undertale on the brain,resulted in me reading it as “used native reeds to make the form of Papyrus” and imagined a tribe of Native Americans surrounding a giant shape of Papyrus grinning like Asgore trims the hedge into at the end, but it’s made of trimmed reeds tied together like they are worshiping the great Papyrus.
They are really minimal (which I love) and take about 20 minutes to make (that includes the card, insert and envelope).
1. Download the popup inserttemplate and print out. I used paper but a thin card would probably be OK too. Using some scissors trim around the edge of the template.
2. Using a craft knife and ruler cut and score your card. See diagram below for more detail.
Cut along the black lines and score the grey lines.
3. Make the four valley folds as show below (thin yellow lines shown in fig. 3). 4. Slowly fold the top of the card inwards and the bottom half of the heart should begin to push out. (You don’t need to tape it to the table…I did because I was taking pictures at the same time!)
5. Fold card completely in half and smooth down 6. Make outer card and glue/tape popup insert inside. I just used a plain piece of paper which measured 4.5″ x 7.5″ and then folded it in half.
7. Print out the envelope template. Cut, score and fold. 8. Pop card inside and tape envelope shut (I added some pixely confetti too)!
finished *both* of my chem lab reports on time (woohoo!) after struggling with one of them for like 2 days. now its time to write a research proposal paper and wind down the week. thursdays are my hardest days and I have an algebra and chemistry quiz tomorrow so wish me luck guys! hope you’re having a productive hump day :)
Visual Echo: a Greek packaging paradigm, is a self-initiated research project for my BA Thesis. It explores possible communal visual principles within the Greek packaging design of the period 1910-1960 that could be distilled and constitute a certain typology. It is a multidisciplinary project focusing specifically on Greek Packaging Design after reviewing 200 packaging items collected by E.L.I.A. [The Hellenic Literary & Historical Archive]. The goal was to identify and codify the visual elements that are interpreted as “Greek”, and then, based on my findings, design objects. Finally the design outcomes created were a publication and a conceptual 3d puzzle, a souvenir.
Based on the findings of my research and inspired by the principles analyzed in the Sample Book I designed a conceptual 3d puzzle – souvenir. The puzzle consists of a number of cubes, each side of the cube matches to one edition, meaning the visualization of each side corresponds to the visual element analysed in each edition. The main idea is to take back home an essence of your visit to Greece. You can unfold it, experiment & combine the cube-houses on the map and each time create a completely unique version of your own “codified” Greek image. A variety of different techniques were used in my design process such as silkscreen, linocut, decoupage, stamp and vinyl.
You will need:coloured flash cards and a pen, or text software which will allow you to change text colour and move blocks of text around easily. The different colours make the parts more distinct and easy to organize.
1:on your cards/text blocks, write the basic components of your essay (i.e.: in a persuasive essay, your arguments. In an analytical essay, the parts of the thing)
2:write down also the purpose of your essay, be as specific as possible (i.e.: to convince that the Oscars are unimportant, to explain the origins of rap music)
3:rearrange your cards under the purpose to find an order that makes sense in accomplishing that purpose
4:you may want to rephrase or combine some cards
5:write down the best order. The best order is the one where the parts transition from one to another in a clear train of thought; you can understand how each one relates to the ones before and after.
6:have a cookie; you just organized the most complex part of your essay.