Editorial project for Nude magazine. The focus of it is London based illustrator and mixed media artist Arturas Rozkovas, whose work you can find at DA. Designwise it’s an experiment with monospace typeface and ASCII inspired usage of it. Printed on Offenbach 60 gsm bible paper and singer sewn with anonymous red thread.
the booklet, designed in collaboration with michal polak, aleksej sokolov and art directed by maria da gandra promotes the ‘graphic communication’ course at uca farnham and showcase the best work within the 3 years. the booklet consists of 3 format from a smaller to a bigger one, respectively year1, year2 and year3
10 A4, 10 planes, 10 launches each plane, a big place indoor to have no wind condintion, 2 video cameras, tape measure and loads of fun. and this will give you something really complex. but is the complexity complicated? the aim and the message of this project was to show how analyzing complexity in depth can lead us to simpler and simpler solutions. then 10 planes where built from the same stock of paper, all with the same weight value.
after building the paper planes, a field of 10×4 metres was designed on the floor and two cameras were set: camera A from the side and camera B from the top. camera A was useful for the trajectory and to record how long the plane stayed on flight; while camera B was mounted to record the point where the plane landed.
each plane was launched 10 times each from the same person: male, 1.80 height, 76 kilos.
this allowed to work with a consistent variable. also no wind condition as the experiment was taken indoor.
here an example of how the data has been recorded for 2 of the 10 planes.
the final piece is a small object, handmade from laser cut plexiglas, and the 10th different planes diagrams
printed on transparent film, that you can easily pull them out singularly and compare one each other.
the final outcome shows clearly how we can break down the complicated complexity and how information design can be used in a way where the informations are first understandable, clear, and as last, beautiful.
My task was to visualize one single day in 1960. I chose the 12 of October of 1960, the day when the infamous shoe banging accident occurred. The visual is printed onto blotter paper, similar to the kind of paper which was used throughout the sixties to distribute LSD. The reason for that is that that particular decade was mainly focused around cold war and various manifestations of fight for freedom – from the colonies of French Africa to Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. And beatniks were the focal point of all that bloom.