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Etsy Annual Report

This annual report is a student work for publication class at Illinois Institute of Art in Schaumburg, USA. Goal was to create artistic annual report that will keep one reading it from cover to cover. Booklet has 24 pages, in color. Informational and entertaining at the same time. There are total of 9 images used and over 100 of drawings that are creating the feeling of an artistic booklet that breaks out of standard form of annual report design. Some of the data is collected from a "2013 Etsy Progress Report" that is available publicly, and some of the data is fictional.

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Happy Pockets

A promotional calendar for goo, the Internet portal site that originated in Japan, this is an upgraded version of the desk calendar with pockets that has been a popular item every year. With the concept of “Make Japan Happy,” each month has a different pocket with a uniquely cut rim and graphic design that bring the season to a visual full circle. The pockets can store receipts, name cards, notes, and even little sweets given as souvenir gifts. Put it next to your computer or some other convenient place and enjoy the changing visuals from month to month.

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Arc Calendar

The Arc Calendar is a promotional item produced for the Yupo Corporation, the manufacturer of Yupo synthetic paper. YUPO® has water resistance and strength not found in paper but can be printed and processed like paper. This calendar expresses both the potential and the attraction of YUPO®. Made from a single sheet, it is folded and assembled into a three-dimensional visual object with foreground, middle distance, and background in arc form. This item originated out of the client’s desire to create a promotional item that is at the same time a heartfelt gift that brings the recipient joy.

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Dicecal

The Dicecal is a 12-sided 3D calendar with an extra feature: you can also use it as multiple role-playing dice. The decorative and creative design comes very handy to everyone who, like most gamers, are often in need of various dice. Each side shows not only a month of the year with the days but also a result of a roll using a 2-3-4-6-12 sided die as well.

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Slash Lamp

"/" Lamp is an object that gives the chance of choice. A subjective and personal choice. It is an object at the middle of two opposite state. Intervention or non-intervention places it in one of them. The main intent of this object was to provoke and to establish a personal relationship between the lamp and its end user, making it more "valuable" and given him the possibility to choose between breaking it or leaving it intact. It empowers the owner, leaving him with the power of making a decision.

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Whale skeleton

The whale skeleton staircase demonstrates the ability of the design to draw on biological forms in nature. This staircase stands out the uniqueness of the form derived from the ribs and vertebrae stylized, transformed and domesticated if necessary, to revive in a suitable environment, all the power and the effect that it can create a sculpture of this kind. This project comes in the discovery of procedural forms while maintaining the essentiality stages of construction. As a human skeleton or animal, everything is supported in an elegant, light appearance, but strong and durable as a whole.

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Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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