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"...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… Read More
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Project on Foundation course in BHSAD

   At the beginning, as a theme for this project I chosea situation in which in Russia thanks to the latest technology peopleexacerbated one of the five basic senses: touch, smell, hearing, vision ortaste. I made an interesting research about it. However, I understood that Ineeded to change a theme for something more real. So, as a theme I took anecological disaster, which intersects with the topic of smell from the previousidea.
   Due to pollution and gasses people have to wear respiratorsconstantly.
Naturally, any thing that is used every day by so manypeople exposed to design.Each object has its basic design. So I decided to buy most simple respiratorsin a drugstore. These surgical masks have a very simple form with very good areafor printing. Also I thaught that these masks, which are used every day, arevery good communication tool. 
   I thaught abouthow 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 theconclusion, that in this idea there is not any place to design, only forphrases. So I decided to go the other way and make some illustrations fot thesemasks. Some kind of it, which people really will want to wear. I thaught, thatpresident should always have a smile on his face. Because he is a public personand he is constantly under the gun cameras. A teacher (there is a stereotypethat teachers in schools always wear a glasses) can have a continuation ofglasses on mask. A sailoralways has a pipe on his mouth, a militiamen – a whistle, a carpenter – some nails. Andteenagers always have piercings on his face. So, I made some illustrations,which develop my theme andidea. For clarity I put these masks on the photographs of people.
   In conclusion Iwant to say, that of course there will be another designs for such a popularobject. However, we should remember, that these masks are a communication tooland through the aid of it people will want to say something about themselvesor present something, which is under these masks.

   Carpenter
   Cop
   sailor
   teenager