Made to Persuade - Research
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Magazine - LaLaTa
"Lalata is an assembled magazine, a regular publication with a 3D format. Its container is a hermetically sealed can wich contains artistic objects created in accordance with the basis and the different subjects that are approached in each issue."
Their publication is an inspiration to me. I discovered that magazine made in smaller format actually have stronger narrative and encourages people to open and read about it.
illustrator --- Yamamato Takato
Takato Yamamoto was born in Akita Prefecture (Japan) in 1960. After graduating from the painting department of the Tokyo Zokei University, he experimented with the Ukiyo-e Pop style. He further refined and developed that style to create his “Heisei estheticism” style. His first exhibition was held in Tokyo, in 1998.
Yamamoto tags his work “Heisei estheticism.” The Heisei period started on January 8th, 1989, with the death of Emperor Hirohito and the ascension of his son Emperor Akihito. It’s little more than a descriptive time frame like saying Shakespeare’s work is Elizabethan drama. The “estheticism” bit references the Aesthetic Movement, which believed in “art for art’s sake” with an emphasis on “the visual and sensual qualities of art and design over practical, moral or narrative considerations.”
Abyss of Worries, 2009
A Dragon's Coffin III, 2006
His illustrations influences me with usage of dark tones, and to use red to highlight, and how he balances line with the spaces.
These three contemporary matchbox design made me see the benefit of limited color, in which black and white and red constitute to the brand of matchstick very efficiently. Also I can see the form of the round tip of the matchstick can be expanded to the outer package to unify the design.
This iconic Australian BBQ accessory has the rare quality of tying together product, name and design in one neat little bundle. Redheads were the first red tipped matches in Australia and have featured a series of women since 1947. They are well known for their limited edition packs, which reimagine ‘Miss Redhead’ in different themes, the analogue precursor of today’s digitally printed limited editions.
3. Anonymous Eastern European Matchbox
Japanese Matchbox Design
I also looked up tradition matchbox design for reference. Most of them have an inner line which frames the design and several of these matchboxes have their brand name placed vertically on both side. I like the first one the best because it not only has a linear quality but also is spacial as the three rectangles decreases sizes in layers.
Oil and Water Do Not Mix
- Limited edition of 200 posters, screen printed with oil from the Gulf of Mexico disaster.
The oil was picked up on the beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana.
- Re-use of pollutants
"Alexandre’s work has a strong relationship to everyday life and the small elements that surround us. “I focus on the detail, the things which might not be seen as conventionally aesthetic and yet there is something arresting about the mundane, which can often be overlooked.”
His work has been influenced by his travels around the world, recording music, organising exhibitions, designing books, posters and making short films.
Personal experiences are sensitive and effective tools to communicate ideas and feelings by focusing on them, Alexandre seeks to magnify their beauty as well as their function."
“the importance is not in what you say, but in what others understand”