Tuesday, 20 March 2012

IMAGE: Book Brief // Let's Apreciate a shape

Just came across a blog devoted to the hexagon! Some strange and also humorous imagery. I really like the manipulation in the fox image below, How repetition in a cut and paste fashion has been used to create a kaleidoscope effect.


IMAGE: Book Brief // Hexagon Research

A little Bit of Information on the hexagon, A bit plain and boring but reading through stuff like this has definitely had an affect on the way I view the shape.

A regular hexagon has all sides of the same length, and all internal angles are 120°. A regular hexagon has 6 rotational symmetries (rotational symmetry of order six) and 6 reflection symmetries (six lines of symmetry), making up the dihedral group D6. The longest diagonals of a regular hexagon, connecting diametrically opposite vertices, are twice the length of one side. From this it can be seen that a triangle with a vertex at the center of the regular hexagon and sharing one side with the hexagon is equilateral, and that the regular hexagon can be partitioned into six equilateral triangles.

Like squares and equilateral triangles, regular hexagons fit together without any gaps to tile the plane (three hexagons meeting at every vertex), and so are useful for constructing tessellations. The cells of a beehive honeycomb are hexagonal for this reason and because the shape makes efficient use of space and building materials. The Voronoi diagram of a regular triangular lattice is the honeycomb tessellation of hexagons. It is not usually considered a triambus, although it is equilateral.

Really good diagram on how to sketch out a perfect Hexagon;

YCN: Fedrigoni Forest

YCN: Fedrigoni Sirio Calendar

Promotional desk calendar (created in
two languages) for this leading supplier of fine Italian paper.
 displaying week-to-view flip-up cards in a colour co-ordinated sequence.

Monday, 19 March 2012

YCN:Fedrigoni Stop Motion & Existing Video work

Below are a few videos I found on vimeo, Tackling last years YCN brief for Fedrigoni and working with paper as a form of media. It's nice to see existing answers tacked in a range of different approaches, I definetly think that the making of our paper installation will be documented with a video camera. This would give the final outcome an element of completion, bring all the aspects of our project together.

YCN:Fedrigoni Imaginative Colours

The colour range we are marketing is the imaginative colours range, 4 theme based packs including 262 different colours.

YCN:Fedrigoni European Bee Eater

A really good resource for imagery of the European Bee Eater.

YCN:Fedrigoni The Euopean Bee eater

So far, throughout the research I've done into Birds, the Gruccione, Merops apiaster, European Bee-eater has stuck in my mind the most down to sheer beauty. Its feathers fade from a turquoise at the bottom of the wings to a auburn orange and burgundy on its back and neck, I think a bird that's so delicate and colourful has to be used to represent the range of Imaginative colours.

YCN:Fedrigoni Verona Birdwatching

Fedrigoni Is located in near Verona in Italy, A city popular for its Roman Heritage and culture, However it is also known for its wildlife. There are lists and lists of popular Italian Birds, regularly spotted and associated with Italy but Me and Simon wanted to base our 3d models on a Bird that would fully communicate the excitement that paper holds. We wanted to find a bird with similar characteristics. Below are a few different common Birds spotted In and around Verona, I picked out the birds that I thought were most appealing to look at but would be still achievable to make out of paper.





Gruccione Merops apiaster European Bee-eater

Pescatore Common Kingfisher

YCN:Fedrigoni Grain Edit Birds

Fedrigoni is a large manufacturer of paper in Italy which owns 5 paper mills in Verona, Arco di Trento, Riva del Garda, I thought it would be appropriate to base our 3d paper craft models on the most popular birds which fly In the Spanish mountains. When conducting my research I came across these gorgeous prints below, The use of simple shapes and subtle colours work so well.

YCN:Fedrigoni Paper Birds

A really short and snappy set of instructions on making paper birds, not the approach we're looking for but this has been a big help in terms of development.


YCN:Fedrigoni Paper Birds

We want to communicate Fedrigioni paper as an imaginative form of media creating a flock of birds out of paper. The paper craft below is a massive inspiration, the detail and quality in the folding of the paper is outstanding.



Wednesday, 14 March 2012

IMAGE: Book Brief // Target Print Stock Catalogue

Fantastic piece of piece from a local printing company in Leeds, the way each printing process has been sampled within the book is through a series of hexagons, a key link to my research within the Image brief.