Part 1: Do some research on the history of plastic packaging. Give an overview of your understanding of this topic. Originally plastic packaging originated as a method of preventing clothes from being stained. Cellophane was created by Jacques Brandenberger sometime between 1991-93 for this purpose but was later added on to protect food when chefs […]Read more "Life in plastic, it’s fantastic. (Week 6 homework)"
The Egg Drop: We decided to have a bit of a game with packaging this week. The idea was to create a paper package that could protect an egg from cracking when dropped from a large height. The goal behind this was to get us thinking about packaging as a way of protecting the product […]Read more "I think I broke it. (Week 5 homework)"
Part 1: Do some research on sustainable packaging and give an overview of your understanding of this area. Sustainable packaging, as the name might suggest emphasises environmentally friendly methods of housing and containing products. This can be something as simple as creating a package that isn’t thrown away after it is used, packaging that can […]Read more "Beached as, bro. (Week 4 homework)"
Part 1:Research how milk was packaged over time and write a brief overview showing your understanding. Originally milk wasn’t able to be preserved, so the first packaging of milk was designed in order to be quickly and widely distributed. The reason it went off so quickly was in part due to milk’s material nature, but […]Read more "MORE MILK! (Week 3 homework)"
Homework 2 : Part 1: Research and provide an overview of your understanding of how cardboard as a packaging material came about to be used to protect, contain and promote cereal companies. The history of the cardboard box in of itself has never truly been that well documented. The origin of cardboard dates back to […]Read more "Galleries, Cardboard and… milk? (Week 2 homework)"
Part 1: Do some research on packaging design and give a brief overview of your understanding of packaging and it’s applications (approx. two – three paragraphs of text). Without sounding too pretentious, packaging provides an experience for the consumer. Much like a movie poster or the cover of a book, it is designed to inform […]Read more "What’s in a box? (Homework 1)"
Some people want to get plumbing done. Others just want to dance. A small piece I worked on, based on a sketch I did with an emphasis on expression and wild line work. This sort of stuff has always intrigued me and is still something I continue to learn about in my attempts to grow […]Read more "A minor misunderstanding"
Working within a team is always an interesting task. You either get the benefit of needing to do less work if everyone contributes, or needing to take over the entire operation. This week we started work on a group assignment where we engaged in a group workshop. The task centred around the development of a […]Read more "No I in “Team”"
Roses are red, Grass is green. So what exactly does sustainability mean? I don’t think questions surrounding the ethical conduct of designers are ones that will ever cease to be asked. It will always be important for us designers to be aware of not only the needs of clients but the needs of the environment […]Read more "WEEK 7: THINK OF THE TREE BABIES!"
The world of Graphic design has become a lot more complicated than it used to be. Initially, people weren’t as concerned about where their products came from or how they were made as they were with the final output, however that has changed. Nowadays, it’s important for people to know exactly what goes into the […]Read more "WEEK 6: Do it for exposure."