Picglaze Sample Book
Catalogue of materials, sample book
Designers achieved to create a volume illustration or photography, composed by different layers that create a landscape or new picture in the composed form. Inspired in futurism illustrated posters for the illustration and films for the face composed.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Picglaze asked Estudio Maba to make a sample model of their product for their customers, the first thing they thought was that we should design a piece that people would like to have. Something that could be shown by itself and be decorative at the same time. The strongest point of the product is its appearance, how it feels, the first impression when you see it. We should take advantage of these qualities and show them right from the start. Nothing like briefcases or boxes with pieces of material, nor a succession of printed photographs to represent a collection.
Picglaze prints photos, but finishes them with something out of the ordinary. They print on versatile and different materials, with the rigidity of the formats as a main element. The challenge was to make the most of these qualities. Since the materials are rigid they can be sustained and form a composition. As such a sculpture with different colors and thicknesses. The final design, or rather the designs, since the sizes and formats of the sample tends to an infinity, it is a vertical composition with different levels, different artwork and illustrations, which are placed in layers, cut out differently making themselves a new picture or photo.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Customer can access to different possibilities for their printings by touching the elements themselves.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
From January 2016 to April 2016. The design includes different collections for illustrations and photography.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Graphics and Visual Communication Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Printing image with high gloss finishing on different materials as pvc, MD, methacrylate, dibond...
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
32x18x39 cm when the piece is assembled.
design, graphics, PLV, samples, book, catalogue, illustration, photography,
Photography professionals use this display to show clients the wide range of materials where they can print their photos. The piece is a decorative object that looks pretty on the point of sale of any photographer's studio. This is a plus of usability and experience. It is easy to choose this display over its competitors. It stands out, as others work in more conventional and rigid formats.
We have used eight different materials in this design:
MDF (35 mm)
PVC (3 mm, 5 mm, 10 mm, 19 mm)
Sandwich panel, Dibond (3 mm)
PMMA, Plexiglas (3 mm)
A framed PVC piece (35 mm)
The main challenge when designing this was to prepare the pieces in a base made of the same materials and able to sustain the whole display. This way, the client can produce their own displays, without having to outsource them. One of the materials had a fixed size. It was a 126 mm × 126 mm square that we should not alter, it had to support and integrate the whole construction. That particular adaptation was one of the hardest problems to solve.
TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Beatriz Suárez , Miguel Angel del Baño and Adrián Marzal
Estudio Maba, 2016.