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My favorite quote for My FMP

Playing is the highest form of research – Albert Einstein

The notion of play is familiar to people in all creative fields: it is fundamental to the process of making art. It’s fair to say that all original art and design is, on some level, the product of play. under the best conditions, artists and designers have the freedom to explore possibilities, to experience mystery, excitement, frustration, discovery, joy and reward — all emotions associated with play.

From the book “play with color by Richard Mehl”

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The Rainbow Story


Author Unknown

Once upon a time the colors of the world started to quarrel:

all claimed that they were the best, the most important, the most useful, the favorite.

Green said: “Clearly I am the most important. I am the sign of life and of hope. I was chosen for grass, leaves, trees–without me, all animals would die. Look out over the countryside and you will see that I am in the majority.”

Blue interrupted: “You only think about the Earth, but consider the sky and sea. It is the water that is the basis of life and drawn up by the clouds from the deep sea. The sky gives space and peace and serenity. Without my peace, you would all be nothing.”

Yellow chuckled. “You are all so serious. I bring laughter, gaiety, and warmth to the world. The sun is yellow, the moon is yellow, the stars are yellow. Ever time you look at a sunflower, the whole world starts to smile. Without me, there would be no fun.”

Orange started next to blow her temper. “I am the color of health and strength. I may be scarce but I am precious for I serve the needs of human life. I carry the most important vitamins. Think of carrots, pumpkins, oranges, mangos, and pawpaws. I don’t hang around all the time, but when I fill the sky at sunrise or sunset, my beauty is so striking that no one gives another thought to any of you.”

Red could stand it no longer. He shouted out: “I am the ruler of all of you. I am blood! Life’s blood. I am the color of danger and of bravery. I am willing to fight for a cause. I bring fire to the blood! I am the color of passion and of love, the red rose, the poppy and the poinsettia. Without me, the earth would be as empty as the moon!”

Purple rose up to his full height. He was very tall and spoke with great pomp: “I am the color of royalty and power. Kings, chiefs, and bishops have always chosen me for I am a sign of authority and wisdom. People do not question me. They obey.”

Finally, Indigo spoke, much more quietly than all the others but with just as much determination: “think of me. I am the color of silence. You hardly notice me, but without me, you all become superficial. I represent thought and reflection, twilight and deep water. You need me for balance and contrast, for prayer and inner peace.”

And so all the colors went on boasting and quarreling, each convinced of their own superiority. Soon, their quarreling became louder and louder. Suddenly there was a startling flash of bright lightening! Thunder rolled and boomed! Rain started to pour down relentlessly. The colors crouched down in fear drawing close to one another for comfort.

In the midst of the clamor, Rain began to speak: “You foolish colors, fighting amongst yourselves, each trying to dominate the rest. Don’t you know you were each made for a special purpose, unique and different? Join hands with one another and come to me.”

Doing as they were told, the colors united and joined hands. The rain continued: “From now on, when it rains, each of you will stretch across the sky in a great bow of colors as a reminder that you can all live in peace. The rainbow is a sign of hope for tomorrow.”

And so, whenever a good rain washes the world and a rainbow appears in the sky, let us remember to appreciate one another.

Bibliography

Unknown. The Rainbow Story. At:  http://rainbowpetsitting.com/story.htm (Accessed on 22.01.14)

 

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PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid

#COLOROFTHEYEAR

Welcome to 2014 … the year of radiant Orchid

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          Since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute™ has been designating a Color of the Year to express in color what is taking place in the global zeitgeist. A color that will resonate around the world, the PANTONE Color of the Year is a reflection of what people are looking for, what they feel they need that color can help to answer. Not necessarily the hot fashion color of the moment, but a color crossing all areas of design which is an expression of a mood, an attitude, on the part of the consumers.
          To distill the prevailing mood into a single hue, the PCI team, led by executive director Leatrice Eiseman, combs the world looking for future design and color influences, watching out for that one color seen as ascending and building in importance through all creative sectors. Influences can include the entertainment industry, upcoming films, art, emerging artists, travel destinations and socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, lifestyles + playstyles, new textures and effects that impact color, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.
          With each unique color shade having its own special symbolism, an additional key consideration is the emotional component and the inherent meaning of the color.
          The color for 2014?  The captivating, magical and enchanting Radiant Orchid. An invitation to innovation, modern and versatile Radiant Orchid encourages creativity and originality. Imbued with a harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and its rosy undertones emanate great joy, love and health.
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Bibliography
Giles, J. (2001) A Filmmakers’ Guide to Distribution and Exhibition. At: http://www.pantoneview.com/pantone-color-of-the-year-2014 (Accessed on 18.01.14)
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People in London

Case study:

Most of London people always wear “Black”

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In this case, it study about the colour of clothes in London.

As you can see on the picture, most of londener are wearing black coat and black jacket.

Black is the theme colour for people in London which make people look the same.

Black is means timeless which answer the londoner life style.

This picture was taken at London Waterloo station in 15 January 2014,

which show us the concept of colour in London.

According to my project, to get people can play and have more fun with their clothes

by using theory of colour psychology to create their own personal attitude of wearing cloth.

Colour = Inspiration

Inspiration = better life and attitude of life

Thank you

Pear

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1st Draft of Design Brief

Design Brief

By Chavisa Piankit (Pear)

Title : ???

(Research Question)

How the perception of colours in our life have impact to the way of living?

Background:

       In the asian countries, people believe about the meanings of various colours has an affect to their life. Colours have different meanings that effect to moods, which directly recognise in personal perspective. Psychologists believe that the colours are associated with physical, mental, emotional to feel like or dislike with something.

        We would not deny that colour influence our lives, for instance, buying a new car, choosing clothes and even commercial (soap, toothbrush and shampoo) are required different colour and taste to attract people. Clothes are the one of four requisites, which help us to cover our body in everyday. According to “To Die For” Book, Lucy Stegle, British writer said that in average, people buy clothes 28 kilograms per person each year. Therefore, it show that people are buying cloth without asking themselves “ Do they need it and is it really necessary? Nowadays, a new fashion style called “ethic fashion” that emphasis to “Ethic”. It has responsible to people, society and environment, which become a trend of this century. Ethic fashion provide consumers for another option to save the world by starting from the clothes that they choose to wear. Western people believe that choosing colour of cloth can effect to lifestyle each day. However, Colours have psychological effect with people, which encourage feeling by interacting with many factor such as culture and belief.

        This project aim to research the visual perception of colour, which affect to lifestyle, personality and the way of choosing cloth that based on beliefs and psychology of colours. Moreover, it try to persuade people to learn basic fundamental knowledge of using colour in the real life. This project will invite people to play and have more fun with their clothes by using theory of colour psychology to create their own personal attitude of wearing cloth. People can create they own style, which different and look new in everyday. 

Problem:

People are not realize that the way of using colours have effect to our life.

Objective:

  • For give other option to persuade people play with their clothes and present their own unique style according to their taste.
  • For inspired people about the way of using colour therapy

Target group:

Demographics

Gender : female 18-30 years

Education : high school – Bachelor degree

Income : 5,000- 12,000 Baht / 100 – 2,000 Pounds per month

Psychographics

Have their own style

Like new things and be different

Proud of yourself and enjoy to dress up

have self confident and modern thinking

Concept :

The variety of atmosphere

Support :

         When the children play, they are playing things with their own imagination. They build up their creativity on paper or toy. From only one toy, children can make 10 stories or more and it make connection between both things and the owner. People always easy to bored clothes because they are easy to get and easy to forget. Structure and Colour from nature and environment will inspired people a new idea of using colour in a daily life.

 Mood&tone :

delightful, friendly and play

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Outcome :

  • a set of decoration item for body, which link to the way of wearing by colour psychology
  • Book : story about colour

Desired Responses:

  • People understand about the connection between colour and behaviour of wearing cloth.

Scope / Media type:

paper, acrylic, thread, etc (new material)

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Dress and Popular Culture

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Paper clothes: (p.85-105) by Alezandra Palmer

“Paper fashions perfectly represent the ideology and philosophy of the post war generation who desired affordable, fashionable and futuristic design.”

“Fashion in Sixties created a revolution in style and marketing.”

“An investigation of the evolution of paper clothes in the Sixties, will demonstrate that paper dresses were representative fashion in harmony with contemporary design trend and life style…”

” The first paper dresses were manufactured by the Scott Paper Company in late March 1966 … anyone could purchase by mail-order, a fashionably styled and printed paper dress. Two model were made and labeled ‘Paper Caper. They were produced in four size , one style and two prints.One print was black and white op-art design, the other of red, yellow and lack with small paisleys. The A-line dresses were designed as sleeveless shifts with self-trimmed round necks and cut in two pattern pieces, with a hip patch pocket applied.”