The Vendimal Machine – Final Project

The Vendimal Machine
(Vending + Animal)


Image result for animal cruelty food industryOn today’s factory farms, animals are crammed by the thousands into filthy, windowless sheds and stuffed into wire cages, metal crates, and other torturous devices. These animals will never raise their families, root around in the soil, build nests, or do anything that is natural and important to them. Most won’t even feel the warmth of the sun on their backs or breathe fresh air until the day they’re loaded onto trucks headed for slaughterhouses.

Image result for animal cruelty food industryThe factory farming industry strives to maximize output while minimizing costs—always at the animals’ expense. The giant corporations that run most factory farms have found that they can make more money by squeezing as many animals as possible into tiny spaces, even though many of the animals die from disease or infection.

Project Execution

An interactive twist to a normal everyday vending machine

Creating sounds  and playing them during the time when a coin enters the vending machine till the food dispenses.


The Vendimal Machine is a vending machine that spreads awareness to buyers that they are unknowingly or knowingly indirectly affecting the food origin or the environment in someway or another. 

The sounds that are played whenever someone puts a coin in and selects his/her option. Calming background music is used to juxtapose the fact that when you are happily buying your food to fill your tummy, many animals are killed in the process.

This was originally the third idea that i had in store. The first and second were didn’t had strong relations to the project.  As i could not modify the actual vending machine (in B1) and technical aspects, i decided to go for something visual. 

It started off as an illustration in which i planned to ask the audience to choose whichever food they would want to dispense and i will manually play the accompanying soundtrack.

However, i felt that this was cumbersome and would ruin the user experience due to the hassle. As such, i tried playing with Adobe Experience Design due to the interactivity of it. However, the downside of it was that it didn’t incorporate sound, which was the main point of it.

As a last resort, i unknowingly stumbled across the interactive part of InDesign and this paved the way for this interactive media. The hardest part was to find a proper export format to present and interact with it. Html, Flash  and pdf did not work out well. Ultimately, epub format works decently well so i stuck with that.

Vendimal Machine (Windows/Android) – Open with Adobe Digital Editions
Vendimal Machine (Mac/IOS) – Open with IBooks

Download link for Vendimal Machine

Thank you and let’s save the animals

Modular Construction & Lightshade

Luminos Galactios
Lighted Galaxy – seeing the stars and galaxies through the lightshade

For the last project,it’s a combination of fragments of the modular construction project we did previously.

meteroDiamond Sem 


Mushroom Sem

Final product





Three coiled copper wires are used as the main supports over the circular wooden base.

We then added the triangular patchworks by soldering smaller copper wires.

Patchwork Fillings
Opacity 0% – Paper
Opacity 60% – Dense Mesh
Opacity 30% – Sparse Mesh
Opacity 10
0% – Empty Spaces

We used the bronze crystalline texture of the diamond and the mesh and spherical balls modules of the mushroom.

It was certainly the most enjoyable project of them all!

The End

Project Ego


Final Designs



To start off this project, I first took inspiration from  Pop-ups. They were something like this.

Pop – Art

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Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Art Box:

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Pop Up Mini Album with Flaps by Anne Rostad:

This really sparked my interest for the project but over time, i realised that it was tedious and was not that feasible after all.  As such, i looked at digital manipulation.

Digital Manipulation

Dan Mountford
Based on a series of camera exposures, Dan manages to create the blending of several images into a figure of a woman. In addition, the vector graphics help tie the structure together.

Andreas Lie
Andreas Lie uses double exposure landscapes to add unexpected texture to the bodies of animals, inspiring a sense of adventure and travel.

With that…

Some of the earlier images i produced…



But i didn’t really like the result as i felt that something was lacking.  As a result, i turned to something more fun and interesting.

Flat Design/ Minimalist

Alphabet City on Typography Served:

I tried out a few a and i really liked like this style due to it being my first time using illustrator to create an artwork and the fact that flat design style created a sort of whimsical and Tim-burtonques feel in which is suited to my style.

 In addition, i wanted my theme for the entire project to revolve around flat design. This is quite a challenging thing for me as usually, i love to jump around mediums and just end up with a lot of variations.

To simplify, my theme is to keep it simple and effective…

Colour Harmonies

Analogous Harmony color palettes:  moodboard




I really like the usage of pink and blue so i decided with those two being the main colors for my project.

Mood Boards


Did not really go for this color style in the end…


I felt that this mood board really fitted the Christmas mood.

Following the concept of simple and effective


Me           +              Setting             =                Outcome/Desired Me




A flat design self- portrait of myself 


I really loved Paris when i visited her as a kid. Up to today, the memories i spent over there still lingers in my mind. To convey the message of holidays, i wanted to illustrate a place which i treasure and hold dear.board-03

As happy as a lark, is what i am when i hear that i’m going overseas for my holidays.



A illustration of myself wearing the Kinja drawstring bag that i always carry around.


The great outdoors.


When i step into the world of nature, i feel that there is a need to explore such a beautiful and vast space. Trails and small pathways that lead to somewhere always intrigues me in a way that i am unable to comprehend. Following a random path to the end brings me great satisfaction as to whatever lies at the end of it.



An illustration of me reading a book.


My studying workspace.


This just happens most of the time whenever i study. I zone out while concentrating and i enter a state of dreaminess. Thoughts just whisk across my head while i stare into the marvels of the empty space which lies before me.



An illustration of myself as a character similar to an epitome of a drained and angry person. It’s nearing the end of the semester and I’m and grumbling and rumbling about work and the hole in my stomach.  Money seems to disappear whenever i hold that magic pink bag.


Do not fear, Christmas season is here!


With so much food and presents, how could someone stay sad after Christmas? It’s the time of the year whereby you get filled to the brim, Christmas carols brighten up your day and the snow just brings you to another dimension of joy and comfort.


It’s been a fun and enjoyable project i must say. Colors are an important aspect of design and it plays a huge part in making the picture.

As simple as the designs are, i actually feels kinda satisfied that I’ve stuck to the goal that I’ve set for myself which is to be simple, effective and follows the same theme in general. However the printing didn’t come out as expected as the pictures now run a tad green.

I believe that this project has allowed me to explore into the way colors work and as well as to obtain illustration experience.

Thanks for reading!

Wish it came true!

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Now you see me
Now you don’t

Hi! my name is Chris, or some of you can call me Domopuff!
I studied Business & Social Enterprise back in Ngee Ann Poly before i came to ADM. I would love to learn more about film and animation as i believe it is one way to bring out the most in people’s emotions.
I would love to have the ability to teleport to any location at any point of time as this removes the limitations of travelling mediums.
Spending an evening dinner in Paris and a morning swim in the Maldives just before class doesn’t sound too bad right!