Another FIELD NOTES is full and ready for reflection. I didn't get a chance to do as many doodles as some of my other ones but its not a loss if its actually filled with notes. Most of my doodles happen when I have to pay attention and this time around it was the last weeks of my film class. If you look at some of the notes, you'll notice some movie information like directors, films, and actors. That will also explain THEY LIVE on the back cover of the notebook.A film that always relevant despite how much time has passed. On a lighter note, Groovy Dude is something else that never seems to be out of fashion.
I never noticed how much I like to write down the word SPACE. Not only that but kerning the hell out of each letter creating a visual reference in the typography.
Music seems to enter in my notes whenever I can't listen to it. I see three references in my doodles. Groovy dude, which is part of a longer lyric from the mad villain himself, MF DOOM.
Madvillain - Great Day Today
The other ones are vintage classics that I will always be in the mood for.
The Skyliners - Since I Don't Have You
Smokey Robinson - When Nobody Cares
I have always liked tin cans especially these one gallon tins because of the unique proportions they have. For some reason the proportions of these cans and other euro storage boxes are really attractive to me. Something about the metric system creates aesthetically pleasing volumes.
The simplicity of old screen printed packaging is inspiring because of the limitations and the amount of creativity it takes to make an exciting graphic. The restraint on number of colors and intricacy of shapes really made a stronger impact on my graphic sense more than any packaging I see today. The idea of fuel boxes was initially to use old tin cans with vintage graphics and turn them into tool boxes but after buying my first can, I realized that it may not always turn out strong enough due to rust.
I plan on making many more of these and hopefully none of them will be the same. I've been thinking about this project for a while but finally got the time to actually make it, and decided to make it a gift for someone. It took me a week to finish it but if I were to only focus on this, it would probably take me a couple days. It was a fun project to design and think of an interesting back story on how it would come into existence.
Its a pretty straight forward concept with a lot of freedom for how it could be used. It could a tool box, lunch box, pencil supply container, whatever you need it to be. Take a look at some visuals, hope to make more soon.