Final Designs and Evaluation

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These are my two final designs which I am going to use for the promotional posters and printing. With the WW2 design I added a little bit of color and changed the hue and saturation to give it an old-time classic camera effect. I think that this gave it a really good look. I do agree without the big logo it looks better. I rearranged the type to give it different looks, and I do agree the posters look better for this. I added a slight glow to the plane to give it an easier look on the eye also with changing the color of a little bit of type they really have come out well.

I am really pleased with my outcomes for this project I think that the designs I have come up with look really good and meet the requirements of the brief. Given the amount of time I feel as though my time management has improved greatly since my last projects on another course. Given the amount of time I am very pleased with the work I have done and I hope that it is enough to get a good grade for this project. I need to improve still with more research next time it might give me more ideas quicker as I had trouble to come up with an idea at the start. I like the fact that it wasn’t a typical fighter plane design I came up with, I also think it will appeal to the client as well as the age range. I really think for the age range the superhero them hit it on the head.

 

Captain America

As I was starting to develop ideas, I decided to go with Captain America for the character and theme for this plane. As he was my preferred character for this I started to develop some imagery using my chosen plane for the designs.

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This first design was me trying to develop the plane into the Captain America themed design, after a while of experimenting I decided that it wasn’t going the way I first wanted to. I gave the design a second thought and had a go at superimposing textures to the plane. I tried grungy effects to it, after a while I looked into posters and the way he looked. I then thought of armor, this is when I was looking through armor plates. I came across this foot grid texture which was similar to Captain America’s own armor. I started to superimpose the texture to the panels of the plane. I then added the logo using the transformation tool, then distort I altered the logo to look as though it was part of the plane. After this I blended the layers using multiply giving the image the the full look of the plane, allowing the folds and creases to come through the texture. I really like the way the plane turned out in the end, I intend to use this for my designs.

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These two designs were just some experiments I did for the other two characters. I did these two to see what they would start to look like using them as the theme. I tried a few different things with these ones but they didn’t work to well, this is why I decided to go with the Captain America design. I think with more work they could have been successful but as I already had one that looked good for the design so I went with that one.

After I developed the plane with the superimposed imagery i started to put together some poster designs to get a feel of what it would look like when it comes to promoting the plane its self. I started off with some imagery of sky scraper buildings and started to play around with the layout.

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here I got the imagery right to show the plane well and show it as though it would be flying. When i was looking for fonts I wanted something similar to the original, I cam across this font called American Captain. I think that this font suits the poster and theme better than I thought. After a while I thought to look into Captain America and where it was his character originated from. After some research I found that Captain America originally was made in the World War 2 to fight against Hitler and his allies. After this I then looked into how I could incorporate this into my design.

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This was the imagery I came up with for the World War 2 theme I really like the idea and theme behind this, I can’t add any color to it as it is black and white as the photo and imagery from World War 2 would have been. If I am to stick to this theme then I need to stick to the black and white. I really so think the idea behind this is really good so I am going to work with both of these.

After receiving peer reviews and advice I was advised to make it look more like a classic poster. In the end I added an overlay to them both and them multiplied the layers, I am very very pleased with the outcomes.

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Here are the developed posters with the overlays, I really like how they have worked. The effect it gives the posters makes the look more of a real poster effect, the WW2 poster looks older and more found rather than clean and in your face. It gives it a classic look.

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After I got the poster ready I inserted the type, I played around with the layout and composition until I feel I was almost there, I received some feedback for the posters from, I was told to move the logo as it takes up to much space, when I already have the smaller logo on the left. I was also told to alter the type slightly putting more of the attention on important type and changing it around so they don’t all look the same. I also was told that with the logo it almost could look like to someone else random that the name could be Captain America KLUTZ, so this could have been a big risk. So in the end I tidied up the type and changed the logo but also brought put more of the plane.

Research and Experiments

I experimented using different videos and tutorials to make other planes.  This is the link to the video of the plane that I made and used for the designing and promoting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15wGj9hSL3Y. I also made an F15 Jet Fighter plane, the problem with the F15 is that it does not function well. The flying capabilities of this plane are really poor, the plane just spirals and then falls straight to the ground. The plane looks really good but the reason why I just decided to go with the other one is because it flies really well and is good looking.

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these are the pictures of which i took from the model F15 Fighter Plane. There was a few folds which could have been more correct to the  lines, some of the planes panels wasn’t in line but I think for a first time try, it was a fair one. I’m going to work on the first video plane I used as it really is good at flying. Here is some videos that I followed creating and researching paper planes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AZOcCdmEo4 This plane is good looking but when I made it, it wasn’t as good as on the video. I still think the other one flies better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3_VMPkzI8A With this one I think it is a good flier but I don’t like the look of it. I have also seen other peers using this plane so I don’t want to use the same one as other peers. I haven’t seen anyone do one similar to mine so I am still more decided on that one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUuTvERSpWA Now this video is very strange I didn’t expect that to happen at all. I think a plane like this isn’t the available type.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqjm1jH7b38 This guy has made a really good plane some of them reached 66ft but they didn’t stay in the air for more than twenty two seconds. his planes do look good as well.

Plane Building

Today I started to make my paper airplanes, after using different types of techniques and folds to create different types of planes. In the end I decided on one design/model to use for all my airplanes. I found that the design I used would fly well but the littlest things can change it. I experimented with the airplane to find out by just adjusting the wings and middle parting would effect the flight to get the longest possible flight.

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These are the four planes I have made, I decided on these ones as through all of the planes I made and tested they looked the best as well as gliding well, form and function both work with these planes as they look ascetically pleasing and really do fly quite well. I made all four as on the day of the flight i’m going to test them all, to see which one flies best given the room conditions. as they all do work well but sometimes better than others. It is strange to throw these planes though as they work well one minute and then they don’t fly well at all the next, they just drop and plummet. I’ve decided to use the second one for the designing and marketing as in my opinion it looks the best and isn’t to hard to add color and texture to it.

Ideas

At first I had trouble deciding on a theme for my plane/planes but after some consideration I decided on Marvel characters. I chose to do one plane but the idea behind it would make it easy enough to make more characters and turn it into a series. My three chosen characters are Iron Man, The Hulk and Captain America. My other ideas where going to be, The red arrows as they have red, blue and white color schemes. I then also though of planes for delivery and service planes, like medic or resource rather than typical fighter planes which have been seen and done before.

The reason I thought of the Marvel characters was simply because I wanted to keep away from the typical plane themes so I looked into something completely different. I came up with the idea of Marvel as I was checking out a previous blog of mine I was looking through some movie posters, I love the look of movie posters the deep color and contrast is just simply great to look at. I then noticed some work done for Marvel by a designer called Marco Checchetto. I really like his work so it gave me an idea for Marvel.

I was thinking through it to see what kind of imagery I could use but there was just loads, the color schemes were already there as the superheros them selves have the distinctive color. For example The Hulk with green, then Captain America with blue and then Iron Man with red. I also thought through the series and it would be easier to create series posters that would only have slight differences e.g. color and the plane design so this means the three posters wouldn’t take to much effort to make a series of. I do have to consider it not all just going to smoothly but I think it is a task which is doable.

Here are some examples of Marco’s work.

I really like the colors he uses it gives the images a real sense of comic book style, I also really like the illustration that he puts into them i really like the way you get a sharp look and the really detailed effects, His work is just simply amazing.

Introduction

After receiving the brief for the introduction projects, we was talking through them to get people started. We have been asked to design and create a paper airplane. Once we have created and designed our airplane we have to market them to an audience, the target audience for my product is younger teenagers. The age group we were given is 12+ we have to chose a model number from one to ten, we also have to include some text which is already given about the planes of which we have to include in our final posters. The company is KLUTZ Papercraft, I understand what is been asked of me for assessment for the deadline day. There is also a £50 voucher up for grabs, we can get this voucher by having the longest gliding paper airplane.