The Recycled Beagle
This project was in three parts:
 
1. Construct an animal of choice using only found, recycled materials
2. Graphically translate the animal out of construction paper and illustrator using up to four colors
3. Design a two-page campaign spread that conveys a message about recycling and reuse related to the animal.
The Beagle
I chose to create a beagle because I personally have two loving beagles and like the saying goes, "like dog, like owner." I believe I share similar traits to dogs in general like friendliness, loyalty, and compassion. To capture the "essence" of the beagle, I really tried to understand and represent some of its distinctive features (strong nose & muzzle because hounds are scent driven, droopy & flappy ears, tri-color pattern, white tip tail, affectionate tongue). Studying the natural form that many recycled materials had was essential in constructing the physical animal. 

My beagle really came alive as I strove to integrate interactive parts; the head can turn side to side like a bobble head because it is simply hanging from a liquid container opening, the mouth can open and close and therefore play "fetch" by holding and dropping a tennis ball, and the tongue seemingly has the texture and appearance of a real tongue so licking can be imitated. I had a lot of fun creating my animal that when I finished, I even called my plastic beagle by one of my real beagle's names!
Part 1: Recycled Animal
The beagle head is made out of wire, plastic containers from nearby dining halls, Starbucks, and a boba straw.  
The body is made out of various liquid containers ranging from 16 fl oz to 1 gal 
The Interaction
"Good Boy!"
Part 2: Graphic Translation
Cut Canson paper 
Illustrator graphic translation
Part 3: Recycling Campaign 
The Recycled Beagle
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The Recycled Beagle

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Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign

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Attribution, Non-commercial, No Derivatives

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