Monthly Design Challenge June 2019

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Monthly Design Challenge June 2019

Postby victorien » June 1st, 2019, 2:56 pm

The topic for this month will be "Power".

You can design anything related to the word. Be creative ^^

Rules: one sheet of paper, no cuts and no glue (except MC for shaping).

Nepafarius will be the judge.

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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2019

Postby Baltorigamist » June 21st, 2019, 4:41 pm

I'd like to see some entries for this topic. I don't think I'll be able to finish mine in time.
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2019

Postby Nepafarius » June 21st, 2019, 6:17 pm

Baltorigamist wrote:I'd like to see some entries for this topic. I don't think I'll be able to finish mine in time.


As would I. I have nothing to judge!

I understand that we typically move onto another subject, but who judges next month should no one enter?
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2019

Postby Baltorigamist » June 21st, 2019, 6:28 pm

That I don't know. I'd hazard a guess that you and Victorien might reprise your respective roles should no one enter this month.
I'll see if I can't throw something together in the next week and a half, though the chances are pretty slim. And I wouldn't want to be a default winner, but it's better than nothing.
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2019

Postby NeverCeaseToCrease » June 21st, 2019, 10:23 pm

Can you give us any examples of what would count as "power?" I think nobody knows what to do
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2019

Postby Nepafarius » June 21st, 2019, 11:19 pm

NeverCeaseToCrease wrote:Can you give us any examples of what would count as "power?" I think nobody knows what to do


I think power could mean a lot of things:

Could be a flag for world powers
Could be a powerful animal or machine
Could be a powerful message or idea
Superpowers
Sports related paraphernalia
Electricity, coal, atomic

Power can mean pretty much anything, but it's difficult to try and explain an open ended prompt in a way that might inspire creativity in others
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2019

Postby Folderp » June 22nd, 2019, 4:47 am

I have a model designed, I just need to possibly fold a better copy and then photograph it. It's assessment time over here, so I've been a little busy.
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2019

Postby Sunburst » June 24th, 2019, 2:22 am

You want power? Here's A VOLCANO! IN ERUPTION!!!

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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2019

Postby Gerardo » June 26th, 2019, 4:06 am

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The Mass Production of Members of Society

This is the translation of the inscription:
M. Florence wrote:It makes us to fit into the mold and makes us fit into the mold.


Nepafarius, can you please confirm if the model makes sense to you and if you do see a relation with the challenge's theme?
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2019

Postby Nepafarius » June 26th, 2019, 10:16 am

Gerardo, as you guessed, I am going to need some more clarification on this model
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2019

Postby Gerardo » June 26th, 2019, 1:47 pm

:(

I don't want to give it completely away. I tried to be very artistic about it and convey a message through the fold.

I can tell you this:

  1. The title, the quote, and the model are all interconnected, and it says something about power.
  2. The model doesn't literally represent an existing subject from reality, but it does take from existing ones.
  3. You'd have to ask yourself what the quote means and what "it", and also "us", refers to.
  4. You'd also have to ask yourself what it might mean to be a "member of society".
  5. And also ask yourself what does the concept "mass production" evoke and what makes it peculiar to think about "the mass production of members of society".

Hope this helps :). I think I'll probably share a video showing all the angles in case I didn't get the right ones in order for you to make out the model.

EDIT: OK, made the video and uploaded it. Please use this URL to check it out Nepafarius and anyone else who wishes to ;) https://www.facebook.com/neorigami2/vid ... 809045879/
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2019

Postby Gerardo » June 27th, 2019, 6:54 pm

I took new pictures. I think they're better. Hope they make the whole concept easier to get :).

EDIT: I took even more pictures, but I think they were too much, so I edited my first post on the thread and this one as well. I left only three pictures, the ones I believe better shows what I intend people to see of the model.
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2019

Postby Folderp » June 30th, 2019, 6:36 am

ImageMan and Dragon by Folderp, on Flickr
From a bird base. The man's robe is colour changed, but my duo paper is all so bad that the model turned out worse than this one.

The connection to power in this model is that it shows two different types of power and their relationship. The drgon has much more physical power than the man, but the man is exerting influence - a different type of power - over the dragon despite this.
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2019

Postby Gerardo » June 30th, 2019, 1:22 pm

I was beginning to think you weren't going to fold it on time Folderp :). I painted the paper first to fold mine. You could try that for your model.
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2019

Postby Nepafarius » July 1st, 2019, 3:53 pm

Wow, thank you guys for submitting! I honestly didn't think I'd have anything to judge, and the month would just unceremoniously pass.

Each submission is excellent, and could all win in my book. But since I can't pick all of you I guess I have to choose.

Third: Gerardo. Your model is very beautiful, and highly symbolic. The idea of a box/desk being a metaphor for the mould and restraint of society is very poignant.

Second: Folderp. Simple and effective. I like the idea of a powerful human relaxing on the belly of his befriended mythical beast.

First: Sunburst. I love the plume of smoke, and especially the magma pit. It's simple, brutal, and surprisingly educational.

Sunburst congrats, you judge next month and create the topic for August.
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