History being a subject i hated the most, i thought that the paper design in context would be one of, if not the most hated paper that i would have to take this year. However this course totally surpassed my expectations and it resulted in being one of my best courses and quite interesting too. Having little to no experience in design, i have now been opened to a totally new way of thinking and...
Blog 7, Who am i?
Being born in Singapore, which is a culturally diverse place, I never really had a unique background, as Singapore does not have one set culture or religion. Although I lived in Singapore, I am not a Singaporean but in fact, my nationality is British, as i had a British dad. During my childhood, i had the luxury of being able to travel to many different countries and experience many other...
Technology+Progress, The Bauhaus and Today
Known as one of the most prestigious schools of design, the ‘Bauhaus’, was the cornerstone for all teachings of Design today. Started in 1919, the Bauhaus was originally situated in Weimar, and was more focused on the arts and craft of design. During this time, Walter Gropius was the schools first director, who believed in freedom and individuality in each artist. Therefore, he allowed his...
I agree with Benjamin’s argument that, “To an ever greater degree the work of art reproduced becomes the work of art designed for reproducibility. From a photographic negative, for example, one can make any number of prints; to ask for the authentic print makes no sense”. In this modern day and age, designs that are digitally made can easily be copied to the exact last detail. This is because we...
Recyclable Shopping Bags (Green Bags)
Born from the glooming threat of Global Warming, the reusable shopping bags (green bags) were a simple way of reducing some of our carbon foot print. In comparison to the existing HDPE (High-density polyethylene) plastic bag, green bags are not only able to hold more items as it is more durable, it is also recyclable and more stylish. The only negative factors about the green bags are that it is...