PROGRESSIVE REPORT #2: Gareth Lye
Table Top Design
My second task was to make a table top design that would be placed in the cafeteria table tops. When I thought of a design idea I had decided to divide the corners into 4 segments. This is because on a table there are always 4 chairs attached to it. There would also be one centralised section where everyone is able to see same logo/picture.
After I had made the layout, I thought of what to add into it. I knew I needed to emphasise on the 3R campaigns. I ended up using the elements of the earth that we are destroying. Water, green life, earth, and the sky. All of these elements are being affected by pollution which is destroying our planet. Some elements like trees and natural resources are also being depleted by human harvesting. I added all 4 elements and flipped it according to the directing the chairs were positioned. As for the message I used a simple and impactful message “Our earth elements are disappearing”. Strong, short and meaningful. Lastly I added in the Recycling logo which I made earlier, and tagged “please recycle”.
I am pleased with how it looks and know it would look great on our cafeteria tables.
The next thing on the list was the support page that will be placed on the premise of the cafe stores that is supporting the project. Stores that decided to participate will be using recyclable materials in doing their business in an attempt to reduce plastic waste.
While thinking of a design, I knew it had to be simple, quick, and actually look like a support page rather than a flyer. It also has to emphasise what they are actually supporting, so i wrote down the tagline ” Made with recycled materials, Please recycle after use”. A simple request that will considered participation in the cause if they had followed.
Since it was a support page, I thought of adding in thumbs up as that is a general symbol for giving support to another. It of course had to have a recycle logo and tagline included. I decided to go with a plain white background as not to complicate it too much, plus it also stands out as there is rarely a pure white color in the store.
I am quite happy with the result as it does look like a support page, and it states its intention clearly. This was overall the easiest design I had to do so far.