Zine stage 3: Drawing & Process

After researching and drafting, I then move on to draw out the products on an a3 size blue paper. To me, drawing big allows more space for details. Click on the images below for a more detailed view.

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Although the stapler is one of the first few designs I drew, I did not include it in the final art piece as the product itself does not fit the idea of transport device and excitement. Furthermore, the concept I wanted to bring across was not distinct enough in this product. I was really sad to give up on this drawing…. ūüôĀ

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After drawing and scanning in the drawings, I went on to edit the drawings digitally and add in the typography. I wanted the overall design to look like a clean and professional blueprint and hence  I chose to use 2 types of simple font: Myriad Pro and SquareFont. The SquareFont helps to give the blueprint a technical look.

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Fun fact! The names of the owners are all in latin!

Here’s a translation:

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Mepte means myself

After designing how the blueprint looks like, I went on to create the write-up for the 3 products. This, to me, is the most challenging but fun part, because I had to make it sound funny but at the same time, professional. I did some research as well, on how to write a professional product description and learnt that I should think about the client’s benefits as I write. Hence, with some help from google and my friends, I came up with these 3 write-ups. XD

Feel free to click on the images to have a clearer view!

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Zine stage 2: Z. Drafts & References

I started on this project by brainstorming and drawing out the draft some sample products on isometric papers before transferring them onto the blue paper:

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After deciding on what the overall idea of the zine will be, I went on to further research and develop on the blueprint designs. I downloaded more references and studied on the layout of a blueprint. Here are some references:

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Here are some discovery after my research:

  • The white-on-blue photographic print are commonly drawings used to design buildings and vehicles
  • A blueprint used to consist of white lines on a blue background. A more recent process uses blue lines on a white background.
  • The title block on a blueprint contains the drawing¬†number, the name of the part or assembly that the¬†blueprint represents, and all information required to¬†identify the part or assembly.
  • The title block also includes the name and address
  • of the organization preparing¬†the drawing, the scale, drafting record, authentication¬†and the date.

I referenced some of the title block that I ‘ve found and created my own ridiculous¬†title block:

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