Post 4: Opposite Upcycle Aesthetic

My current upcycle aesthetic is steampunk and I am making a decorative toaster out of cardboard. If I had to find an opposite aesthetic, I think minimalism would be the one. Steampunk is very over the top, taking elements of industrialism from the 19th century Victorian era.

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On the contrast, minimalism is more modern, and like its name, has minimal elements to the design. This aesthetic keeps to few natural colors, no unnecessary elements, and sometimes harder edges. I designed my toaster in the minimalist design, keeping only the necessary parts of the toaster with no embellishments.

I chose green because it is a natural color, not distracting too much. If I were to choose this aesthetic, I would most likely still choose cardboard as my material. It would have the same function, just in a different shape. I would also choose to paint the cardboard in this fashion with the green or another natural color. I do not think changing the aesthetic would mess with the function considering my project is only decorative.

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  • I definitely agree that these aesthetics are opposite! I like the render of the modern toaster vs the idea of a steampunk one. I wonder if you combined some of the colors from the modern design, into the steampunk, if it would still maintain the same aesthetic or become something unique.

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