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MonthMarch 2018

Raffles Place – The life of the city dwellers

Narrative Poetry

My Zine will be focuses on poetry which narrates about the life of the city dwellers.

It will be divided into two sections.

  1. A poetry titled “Faceless” – describes the mask-like expressions of the city dwellers. I will be exploring their inner thoughts and emotions. Despite the glamorous, luxurious-looking skyscrapers around them, they are suffocating. They had to portray a positive demeanour to their colleagues and bosses. They are living day by day to earn income for their basic daily needs. Trudging along lifelessly back home during the peak hours.
  2. Next, a poetry that describes ‘Time’ as the first point perspective. About how ‘Time’ is being chased by these human beings- the office workers. About how ‘Time’ is clocking away so fast for the office workers to catch up. And about how precious the ‘Time’ is.

Method of execution:

I will be doing photo manipulation of the images that I had taken previously.

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Common contemporary bag types and shapes

MAN

Briefcase / Attache

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The classic shape (without the sharp corners), buckles, leather exterior, and practical interior compartments help make this bag a timeless addition to any working-man’s wardrobe.

Messenger Bag

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Often made from canvas and swung across the shoulder.

Classic Duffel / Carry-all Bag

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A large bag that can be held by a strap or handles, typically used for travel or sports.

Vertical Messenger BagImage result for vertical messenger bag

A more square version of the messenger bag.

Newsboy Bag / Satchel

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It’s similar to the messenger bag’s style, but its traditional canvas exterior makes it a little less formal than the latter.

 

WOMEN

Backpack

A sack secured with two straps that go over the shoulders and is carried on your back.

The Cross-body

Any bag with a long strap that hangs off your shoulder and across your body.

The Evening Clutch

A small, handheld bag.

Bucket

Typically a crossbody bag, this style’s round or oval bottom and drawstring closure give it the appearance of a bucket.

Trapeze

 

Tote

Medium Natural Open Top Canvas Tote Bag

A medium to large open-topped bag with two top handles

Envelope

Typically a clutch or chain-strap bag, this rectangular style resembles an envelope because of its fold-over closure.

The Casual Day Bag/ Weekend bag

A large, wide bag with a top opening and two handles. Informal-looking.

Cosmetic Bag

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Bags of varying sizes and shapes with a zip closure lined to hold cosmetics.

Hobo bag

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A large crescent-shaped shoulder bag or any large bag that hangs from your shoulder and has a main compartment closure (unlike the “tote” which is normally open top)

Satchel

A small bag worn over the shoulder that closes with a flap and often buckles.

Saddle

A U-shaped design based on the bags attached behind the saddle on a horse, bicycle, or motorcycle.

Minaudière

A small, metal evening bag adorned with ornamentation like jewels or beads and often has a chain strap for carrying.

Frame

A handbag with a strong, typically angular structure.

Doctor bag

A stiff, rectangular bag with a flat bottom and a top, center closure.

Wristlet

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A small clutch shaped bag that comes with an attached leather or bracelet-looking strap allowing you to hold your bag and dance freely.

 

Conclusion

There are a variety type of bags available in different shapes, sizes, materials, colors & form. They each have different purpose- informal, formal, for gym, prom etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-DN

Research on soft goods design

A soft good designer basically conceives, develops and defines all design elements in order to come up with many different methods of design and visualization for the end-product. They would also have to communicate with manufacturers on print and execution, review and then approve. The ability to clearly talk through your ideas is considered important. So, I decided to look up for inspirations online for soft design goods that I will be considering making.

Below are the product sketches on shoes designing:

Source images from : https://www.behance.net/gallery/11193133/Nike-CR7-Mercurial-Vapor-X-FG

The sketches mostly explored the materials, the form of the product- so as to create a pleasant user experience and also little details that improve the quality of product.

Next, these are sample product sketches on bags. They explored the different form of straps, functions (openings,closures) as well as material. (in order to make it lightweight, slim, etc) Before execution, they have to know the user’s body features in order to incorporate ideas/form that is suitable for them. Such as broad shoulders, back body form -are some of factors that must be considered in designing bags.

Source image : https://www.behance.net/gallery/14325125/Sketchbook

A_22_1000-1.jpgSource image : http://alexcalachan.com/#/urbancommuterbag/

In the upcoming posts, I will be sharing my ideations and sketches of soft good design.

Maker Culture – DIWO

Marc Garrett and his partner, Ruth Catlow had initiated an online platform for collaboration and experimentation known as Furtherfield. They were inspired by the free and open software development and thrive to engage people to practice digital creativity. Basically, the term DIWO (Do It With Others) were originated from Furtherfield. The concept of DIWO aims to create a space for people to constructively explore their ideas to find a solution that extends one’s own limited vision.

              image source: https://thirdspacenetwork.com/ruth-catlow-marc-garrett/

DIWO is closely related to what we have done this semester in class. For example our micro projects assignments requires java coding to make certain functions work or to make the ‘pong game’. Most of us will look up tutorials shared online as reference and realized that our codes may be structured differently but still works the same. This is the whole idea of DIWO, whereby we take learning points from each other and further improve with creative collaboration. The original ‘source’ are open to all, for us to remix, re-edit and redistribute it to encourage people to explore more options and ways on how to improve/expand the initial ‘source’.

As stated by Marc Garrett on the article, ‘DIWO (Do-It-With-Others): Artistic Co-Creation as a Decentralized Method of Peer Empowerment in Today’s Multitude.’:

” DIWO is playful re-interpretation and fruition of some of the principles, and reasons why Furtherfield was originally founded, back in 96-97. “

As such, we should always be open to share our ‘sources’ and welcome others to join in to collaborate and build a hybrid experience.

‘Maker Culture’ as a whole shown by image above:  https://i.pinimg.com/originals/9f/89/1b/9f891b4179148a57aaed953621ce46c5.jpg

Reference:

DIWO (Do-It-With-Others): Artistic Co-Creation as a Decentralized Method of Peer Empowerment in Today’s Multitude.

 

Raffles Place – Primary Zine Research