Design principles of the Far East.

Japanese design has always fascinated people around the world. It is subtle, yet impactful, mysterious yet clear. Based primarily on the concepts of Zen, the Japanese design principles are often more philosophical than physical. They also place a great priority on imperfection and stillness. The following are 7 Japanese design principles from Garr Reynold’s blog(accessible here …

Is Spaceship Earth an auto or manual drive?

The radio documentary about Richard Buckminister Fuller and his visions for a sustainable, efficient world was exactly as I expected. In my previous post about sustainability, I mentioned that sustainability was about being efficient in usage, as well as being innovated in creation. Fuller is the avatar of those ideals. Although his predictions and inventions …

Curating Disobedience

At the end of the event, I gained a warm, fuzzy feeling that the world is kinda-sorta okay again. Without much ado, here are the pictures of the event, as curated by me. (Sorry for some grainy photos, I didn’t have my camera on me ):) All in all, I loved the experience greatly!    

Welcome to Lagos and Goodbye to waste

After watching the documentary, I feel that the people living in Lagos are an extremely resourceful group of people, and all this is driven by strong needs. As the saying goes, “There is no greater driver of technology than war”, and at it’s core essence, these Nigerians are essentially fighting a war for existence. Their technology …

The perfect(?) 10.

I have always found myself aligned to Dieter Rams’s ten principles of good design.  But after last week’s class, I realized that we all interpret it in different ways, and thus it instigated me to analyze and break down what these 10 principles truly mean. Here is what I understand: 1. Good design is innovative: …

Of disobedience and labour

  So, after the stickers were designed and sent for print, I started to think about the presentation of our work within the space we was given. We decided on posters and flyers, civil revolution style, and we ended up with an infographic poster and matching flyers. The posters were mechanically printed and were well finished. The …

A disobedient take on Graphic Design

You are what you believe in. We feel the best suited activity to compliment the Disobedient objects exhibition would emphasize the importance of our beliefs no matter where we come from or what role we play in society. Our beliefs bring us together.“Hi, I believe…” simply replaces the iconic, “Hi, my name is..” sticker with …