I am really pleased with my final packaging designs. I think I have managed to update the products look while still maintaining some reference to Chinese culture. I did way more research in this project and I think this really influenced my final designs. The shrink wrap label includes the heads from the terracotta army and the label design is inspired by a Chinese illustration and almost reminds me of the patterns found on China. I feel much more confident in using Illustrator after this project too, and feel that my work is of a higher standard. I enjoyed learning about packaging design in my research and feel much more knowledgable now about branding. The main thing I found difficult was managing my study time, I managed to get it in by the deadline which I was pleased with, and I dont think the design has been compromised in any way but I would like to not have to rush so much at the end of the project! So in the future, I will make a project timetable before hand and stick to it. I am pleased with my outer packaging and after an extension, where I was able to make some changes, I think that the box with the sleeve looks really good and suggests that this is a special product.
At the moment, I can’t seem to upload presentations to wordpress, I think the internet at college won’t allow it for some reason, and my internet at home is playing up to. So for now, heres the link to my development presentation for my film posters on Google Drive:
I’m having trouble uploading presentations to wordpress, and also powerpoint sharing websites, so for the moment, here is a link to my presentation in Google Drive.
This is my final piece for my Neil Spiller inspired work. It was made from printed and scanned images of his work that I then made into an architectural 3D final piece and photographed using different coloured filters. I then manipulated four of these photographs in Photoshop to get the finished outcome. In Photoshop I used a number of different filters. All of them have been given a gradient and have been distorted using the Spherize too and I have adjusted the lighting of them as well. I like how this gives them a dream like effect and makes you feel almost like you’re standing in them; I think this matches the abstract aspect of Spiller’s own work. To give each of them a slight variation other than just in colour, I have added different effects to each using tools such as Difference Clouds, Noise and Fibres.