Project on Foundation course in BHSAD
At the beginning, as a theme for this project I chose
a situation in which in Russia thanks to the latest technology people
exacerbated one of the five basic senses: touch, smell, hearing, vision or
taste. I made an interesting research about it. However, I understood that I
needed to change a theme for something more real. So, as a theme I took an
ecological disaster, which intersects with the topic of smell from the previous
Due to pollution and gasses people have to wear respirators
Naturally, any thing that is used every day by so many
people exposed to design.
Each object has its basic design. So I decided to buy most simple respirators
in a drugstore. These surgical masks have a very simple form with very good area
for printing. Also I thaught that these masks, which are used every day, are
very good communication tool.
I thaught about
how to place on it some stable expressions for different people. For example,
in Russia bums sometimes ask people, who drink, not to through away a bottle.
Nevertheless, I came to the
conclusion, that in this idea there is not any place to design, only for
phrases. So I decided to go the other way and make some illustrations fot these
masks. Some kind of it, which people really will want to wear. I thaught, that
president should always have a smile on his face. Because he is a public person
and he is constantly under the gun cameras. A teacher (there is a stereotype
that teachers in schools always wear a glasses) can have a continuation of
glasses on mask. A sailor
always has a pipe on his mouth, a militiamen – a whistle, a carpenter – some nails. And
teenagers always have piercings on his face. So, I made some illustrations,
which develop my theme and
idea. For clarity I put these masks on the photographs of people.
In conclusion I
want to say, that of course there will be another designs for such a popular
object. However, we should remember, that these masks are a communication tool
and through the aid of it people will want to say something about themselves
or present something, which is under these masks.