Identity and question cards for a new event concept by Helsinki Design Week.
"A series of evening discussions enters ambassadors’ homely residencies that only few of us have been allowed to see. Each night, one design professional from the hosting country meets a Finnish designer in a new card game. Playful, intelligent questions challenge both the speakers and the audience."
The aim for the design was to combine the fun and relaxed nature of the event with the dignity and prestigiousness of the diplomatic and luxurious embassy surroundings. Embassy photos by Aino Huovio.
"One who does not conform to, or refuses to be bound by, accepted beliefs, customs, or practices." A study on the possibilities of time visualisation in a calendar context.
Calendars are often quite generic – days following one another in linear, unimaginative grids, not taking into account that each of us have personal perceptions of time. Time is something abstract, whereas timekeeping devices are based on social contracts. The objective in this project was to examine how time is visualised and how this affects the way we perceive time.
The written part was an examination of the history and function of calendars, delving into the conception of time in general through language, science and culture.
Based on the observations of the research and various interviews, the visual part was an experimental calendar comprised of paper installations and prints which toyed with the conventions of traditional calendars. The aim was to question customary habits and thoughts by trying to display time without using numbers or grids, through experimentation with e.g. cyclicity, rhythm, color, plasticity, movement, shape, distance and material.
"A good time occurs precisely when we lose track of what time it is." -R. F. Capon
Mt. Yama GW edition
Pattern design for a special edition of ‘Mt. Yama’ memo clipboard by The Simple Society. This special version was created for the Japanese Golden Week campaign of Note et silence. The pattern design was loosely based on travel memories. Memories can be colorful, yet blurry and fading – a chaotic and happy mix of overlapping recollections and souvenirs. Made during an internship at The Simple Society.
An installation made out of 1 km of white thread with the word PERCEPTION painted on it. Done during a course at DKDS, where the brief was simply to "make something big". Inspired by the quote "seeing is believing", I felt like experimenting with notions of visibility and seeing. The aim was to create a visual experience that would, at least for a moment, make us question how we see things.
After studying optical phenomena such as optical illusions and mirage, the solution ended up being very simple. The painted part of the thread viewed against a dark background created an optical illusion that there was no thread at all. Viewed against a light backgound it looked like the word was floating in the air. The installation looked different depending on what the time of the day it was.
A concept for a textile design magazine with an emphasis on travel. Each issue has a different pattern on the cover. School work.
Proposal for a stamp series under the theme ‘Danish music festivals’. The aim was to capture the essence of the collective euphoria which takes over people at festivals.
To the Bone
"Cold freezes, breaks, kills, and preserves. Coldness affects the young and the old alike on a very personal and tangible level, and it spares no-one. A group of jewelry design students from Lahti Institute of Design have expressed their connection to cold by means of contemporary jewelry."
Visual identity for a jewellery exhibition which was held in Berlin, Helsinki and Lahti. Photos by Antti Sepponen.
Cover for a guide on ordering a custom calendar.
An ongoing project. Creating new visuals out of material found from the archives of abandoned sketches and screenshots throughout the years.
All works © Marina Veziko