Students from S1 and S2 2015 of the interdisciplinary elective, Graphic Design for the Built Environment have developed innovative concept visuals demonstrating a graphic vocabulary which visually communicates parking information to motorists.
Above: a new parking sign concept by Sapphire Yin.
Also on display are press advertisements for the UNSW pedestrian awareness campaign. This elective is open to students in the Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design, Architectural Computing, Construction Management and Planning disciplines. The seamless integration of the products of graphic design into commercial and urban spaces, at both the intimate and public scales, is expected of Built Environment designers. This course aims to give students the skills to attempt a basic level of graphic design and to become familiar with the wide range of graphic techniques and materials available. At the end of the course the student will understand techniques for integrating graphic materials into buildings and be able to brief a graphic designer for the most complex of tasks. Material covered in the course will include the basics of typography, layout design and colour. Techniques for printing, including those for incorporating images into a range of building materials will be introduced. In addition topics such as digital reproduction technologies, digital and colour systems, paper engineering, diagram design and three-dimensional graphic representation will be included. Concepts of corporate identity and marketing within the context of the exhibition/public space/corporate environment will be dealt with. Discussion in class will include topics such as Venturi’s “Building as Duck”. Students will undertake a range of activities including exercises in interdisciplinary project management and planning.
On now is the UNSW BEIL elective Graphic design for the Built Environment graduation exhibition.
The students have developed over 6000 innovative concepts demonstrating a graphic vocabulary which visually communicates parking information to motorists.
120 students have participated from UNSW School of Built Environment and their work is on display in the Built Environment Gallery, Red Centre West Wing until the 18th December 2015.
Also on display are concept press advertisements for the UNSW pedestrian awareness campaign.
GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT EXHIBITION
WHERE: RED CENTRE GALLERY, GROUND FLOOR, WEST WING, UNSW KENSINGTON CAMPUS
WHEN: ON NOW UNTIL THE 18TH DECEMBER 2015
HOURS: 10AM - 5PM
Click here to view student's parking sign graphics
Click here to view pedestrian awareness campaigns
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