Top 5 Constraints: Electrical Guitar

Constraint 1: Design Aesthetic Building off of last week, the original intention was to have a streamline and matte black aesthetic combination or a Dia de Los Muertos type electrical guitar design. But the aesthetic, for the most part, will depend on the other constraints in this week’s post namely Materials, Budget/Time and Manufacturing. The…
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MP Aesthetics Plans and Alternatives: Guitar

This post will cover the aesthetic design process illustrating the following: Describes the planned aesthetic: history and application. Describe two very different/opposite aesthetics: how would it look if applied. I. PLANNED AESTHETIC Looking at the aesthetics we explored in class, the two that stood out in its application to my project were streamlining and matt…
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Main Project Inspiration: A Guitar

To satisfy the requirements of: Deliverables will be a functional artifact that satisfies an aesthetic of your choice, plus documentation The artifact must be dynamic or complete a task (demonstrating form/function balance)Has to be aesthetic My friend is currently building an electrical guitar but recently graduated and can’t use the facilities’ resources on campus, so…
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Upcycle Final Report: Vinyl Wallet

I. INTRODUCTION: INSPIRATION This report will look at the design process of an upcycled product, made up of re-purposed materials. My Upcycled vinly billboard wallet project first began when I looked through one of Peter McKinnon’s videos, “The Best Minimalistic EDC Wallet” [¹], after discovering it from a recent aesthetic exploration blog post that Christopher…
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Initial Progress on Upcycle Wallet 2020

My weekly progress is going well with my upcycled vinyl billboard wallet. Main concerns were the flexibility of the material, its work-ability compared to leather, and its structure. All of these concerns seem to not be an issue, with initial progress in sewing the wallet. Figure 1: Initial sewing test, figure shows what one side…
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Upcycle Inspiration: Wallet

For my upcycle project, I drew inspiration from a recent aesthetic exploration that Christopher Lehr, a fellow colleague in our course, observed [¹]. This aesthetic: “The Peter McKinnon Aesthetic” centers around the photographer Peter McKinnon, one of minimalism, simplicity, rusticity, yet modern. Looking into McKinnon’s videos, I came across his documentation of all the wallets…
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Explore an Aesthetic: Modernist Architecture

Many architecture styles have their defining characteristics and represent their respective historical time periods. For example, and most notably, the Victorian Era (in UK, US, Australia) occurred during mid to late 19th Century and saw the likes of “Dollhouse” buildings, or Romanesque Era (in Europe) which occurred in late 10th Century. Today’s architecture is mainly…
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