Aesthetic Exploration

Roman architecture is quite possibly the most iconic aesthetic out there. The elegant archways and the sturdy columns are unmistakable. The empire lasted from 509 BC to about the 4th century AD but most of the surviving architecture is from after 100 AD. Rome was also famous for its domes. They were the first to…
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Aesthetic Exploration: Steampunk

Steampunk can be most closely described as a mixture between industrial steam-powered machinery and 19th century British Victorian style. It is a very striking and recognizable aesthetic often envisioned coming from an alternate timeline in which the modern era never made the switch from steam to internal combustion engines. Credit: Omar BrentCredit: Getty ImagesCredit: ILeatherCraft…
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Aesthetic Exploration: ASAP Rocky

https://www.complex.com/music/2019/01/asap-rocky-janelle-monae-single ASAP Rocky is a person who is hip-hop artist. He grew up in Harlem named after the one of the greatest rappers Rakim. As his family is hip-hop lover, he has built his talent since a toddler. However, his financial situation was not so good that his family were vulnerable within the environment of…
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Organic Design

Organic design is centered around using nature as your biggest inspiration. It has been around since humans first began making tools, as early humans were working with the forms that nature provided them. Organic design saw a resurgence in the 1930’s through the works of Frank Lloyd Wright(2). He wanted his work to “create harmony…
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70’s New York Punk

I came to the punk scene through bands like Blink 182 and Sum 41 in mid 90’s. The songs were well-produced, the lyrics were unnecessary, and the videos were intentionally childish. The trappings of traditional punk were present (fast rhythms, screaming vocals, and haircuts that were only appropriate in jobs that required hair nets), but…
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Aesthetic Exploration: Product Design Sketches

Sketching by hand is not lost in today’s digital age. The ability to sketch by hand allows designers to quickly put ideas onto paper, make changes, and flesh out concepts. Hurricane Lantern sketches by Mike Serafin Early stages of design sketching often looks like this. Many simple images on one page. Often in a side…
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Aesthetic Exploration: Minimalism

The aesthetic that I chose to explore is minimalism. Originating from the 1950s and prospering during the 1960’s and 1970’s, minimalism arose from the idea that art should not be limited to societal standards. Rather than being a luxury only affordable to the rich, minimalism demonstrates art in its purest form and is something that…
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Super Computer

This is the Digital Storm Aventum PC. The design of this PC is very compact, yet it demonstrate superb performance. In addition, the layout of its components are aesthetically pleasing. The cooling system implemented on this PC is a water cooling mechanism that maximizes heat decimation in order to protect the critical components of the…
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Aesthetic Explorations 2019: Dieselpunk

The steampunk aesthetic is to steam as the dieselpunk aesthetic is to diesel. It is important to understand both aesthetics as they are considered to be close cousins. The steampunk aesthetic deals with industrial steam power found in the Victorian era mixed with attributes of Tesla and sustainable energy. Dieselpunk draws from the interwar period…
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Aesthetic Exploration: Dress to Kill

Military inspired fashion Military inspired fashion explores a certain type of aesthetic that highlights firm structures, hard textures, metallic embellishments and earthy tones. They are directly drawn from classic military uniforms that used to be worn during World War I and II. The dusty colors that distinguish military clothing from other pieces began in India.…
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Aesthetic Exploration 2019: Beer Tap Handles

The aesthetic I have chosen to explore is the aesthetic of beer tap handles, and how they can range from incredibly minimalistic to functional works of art. Until the early 20th century, beer was typically served directly from the barrel, until artificial carbonation was introduced in 1936 thus beginning what we know as draught beer. …
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Aesthetic Exploration: Soviet Propaganda

Propaganda designed to sway the public opinion has been produced and distributed by many organizations, usually nations, for centuries. Soviet propaganda existed for many reasons; to bolster ideologies, to evoke emotions such as national pride or hateful thoughts of the enemy, and others. Propaganda posters generally don’t extra frills, as conveying a message is their…
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Aesthetic Exploration: Sports Bike

The aesthetics of modern sports bike attracts me a lot lately, so I chose to do some research about it. Many motorcycle manufactures make sports bikes, these manufactures include: Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Ducati, etc. Sports bike design prioritize speed and performance over comfort. This design priority, along with influences from competitive racing motorcycles, has given…
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Aesthetic Exploration: Swimwear

[1] Thinking about the snow outside, getting into a hot tub becomes a relaxing thought. However, something that doesn’t cross the mind is what to wear. The general assumption is that everyone would wear a swimsuit. From this, my question became, how did swimwear emerge as a modern-day afterthought and is there an aesthetic behind…
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C’est Normal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk6jxg-t8dE C’est Normal owns the rights to all of these images and Jon Olsson the rights to his video blog. The aesthetic I chose was a brand called C’est Normal – this clothing brand was created in October of 2018. There are four creators behind the brand, those being: Jon Olsson Deler, Janni Olsson Deler,…
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Sunn O))): From Amplifiers to Altars

Sunn O)))’s 2005 drone metal record, Black One(rateyourmusic.com) Sunn O))) (simply pronounced “Sun”) are a peculiar metal band from Seattle, WA, known for their punishing and monolithic drone releases as well as their ritualistic live shows. Their live audio philosophy reads as following: “MAXIMUM VOLUME YIELDS MAXIMUM RESULTS.” Walls of amps line the back of the…
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Aesthetic Exploration: Snowboarding

Snowboarding is a popular winter sport that was first introduced to the United States in the 1960s [1]. It was introduced to the first Winter Olympics in 1998 at Nagano, Japan [1]. https://blogs.windows.com/devices/2012/09/17/how-mobile-tech-is-making-snowboarding-even-more-awesome/ The first model of the snowboard was created by Sherman Poppen, an engineer in Michigan, in 1965 as he attached two skis…
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Ibrahim Alhajji

the Aesthetics of soccer jerseys in this modern age has been attractive to me and to many soccer fans. The designs are intended to to be unique, beautiful and to advertise the team. Here I posted some of the designs that I think achieved excellence.Source: https://www.soccer.com/shop/details/adidas-real-madrid-authentic-home-champions-league-jersey-18-19_RV7005492?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&adpos=1o3&scid=scplpRV7005492002&sc_intid=RV7005492002=utm_campaign=SC_Shopping-Brand_Top_Traffic_Desktop&gclid=Cj0KCQiAm5viBRD4ARIsADGUT2659Gz5rwimjWXGnKqcx4AWeDaZgDpuy48OsFCefB0_uwmaq-_0XKAaApnSEALw_wcB This is Real Madrid away kit. They wear it…
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Aesthetic Exploration – Simulated

“Going outside is highly overrated.” ― Ernest Cline, Ready Player One Much of design is about conveying a message. As technology advances and the world becomes ever more accepting of tools to visualize object and events using computers it is important to value the aesthetics of simulations. This simulated by the internet artist Slam_nine that depicts, “the reaction-diffusion…
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Retro Futurism

Retro Futurism refers to the creative trend from the 1940s-1960s that depicted the future. It “explores themes of tension between past and future, and between the alienating and empowering effects of technology” (Raduta). During this time, the US was in the Atomic Age, where thoughts of nuclear war took over American Citizens concerns and daily…
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Aesthetic Explorations 2019: Craft Beer

In 1919, “the ratification of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution–which banned the manufacture, transportation and sale of intoxicating liquors–ushered in a period in American history known as Prohibition” [1]. https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/prohibition-ratified This brought rise to increased violence by the hands of people like Al Capone, who was known for bootlegging and speakeasies. By 1933,…
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