I haven’t had much time for crafting lately so I thought I would show a school project, to prove to myself I still make stuff. I’m taking a 2-D design class this semester, it’s a non-computer class required in the graphic design program I’m in.
A recent project was to make a book with expressing unity in design. The parameters were to choose an object, draw at least 50 images of or relating to the object, and make some sort of cover that ties into the object. In case you ever doubted my love of airplanes… I chose an airplane. An Air Canada jet I happen to have lying around.
I’m not the best drawer. In fact, I really can’t draw, which is a total bummer. I can’t make anything look 3-d to save my life. Well, I can draw a cube so I guess that’s a lie. I have a growing collection of atlases so I did my drawings on pages of them to unify the planes with travel.
The cover is made with aluminum sheets with a spray painted airplane modeled after the airport road signs. I enlisted help with the power tool portion of the project, Brian drilled holes in the aluminum and put rivets to model an actual airplane’s construction. It’s held together with steel cable.
Overall I’m happy with how it turned out, but I may tear out some of the more embarrassing drawings inside :)