For this brief, we were asked to create the initial packaging for a ‘creatives tool box’ to be given to first year Graphic Communication studen… Read More
For this brief, we were asked to create the initial packaging for a ‘creatives tool box’ to be given to first year Graphic Communication students in the upcoming academic year of 2012, which consisted of a pencil and two fine liner pens.
I approached this with a few ideas, one of which was based on a cigarette packet so I could play on the idea of danger signs, but with ideas and creative danger rather than smoking. While developing this, I found the size wouldn’t work for the size of the pens so changed my idea into a different shape and found the best idea for my final piece was more simple, as a box net which I changed slightly with the flap over the front and the sleeve with the danger sign. I liked the way in which the danger yellow contrasts highly with the brown textures of the box in which I made from burning paper and scanning it in, to continue the theme of burning and ignition.
For the inside of the box, I took a more toned down approach with simple black and white with the company of a star burst in the middle, showing the explosion of ideas and the size of which ideas can take with the sense of the universe within this idea. I then filled the box with matchsticks to help communicate the idea as a whole and compile the design for the lasting effect. Read Less