So far I’ve looked at the logos and materials of disposable cups and everything surrounding cups which aren’t very substantial. while experimenting with mixing drinks in different glasses it make me want to investigate etiquette in glassware and why for example champagne is drank from a tall flute shaped glass, and tea from a pottery mug. in the books i found in the library i found small bits of information, but i feel that the internet would probably offer me much more if i looked in the right places.
i want to look into:
- the science behind the shape
- history of glass: design or function?
- a pony glass?
- and not only wine or champagne but beer/lager/cider
going back to a document i found on disposable cups i thought’s have a look at the different type of plastics used in the production of cups. their chemical symbols are printed on most of the cups i collected, so there must be some kind of legislation on it.
Chai tea shots anyone? Expanding further on the idea of glass etiquette: why do we drink from certain glasses? It was quite a strange experience, I can see why certain glasses and cups have their designated drink. I’d be interested to look into the science behind the combination of drinks and their container, the way they are poured and how best to drink them.
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library research: stage 2
here i found several articles on glassware, wine and food design. the food design book was interesting, but the element i liked was the technical drawings of the pasta, something id like to take further and do some of my own technical drawings.
the ‘drinking glasses’ article was from the victoria and albert museum. it was visually appealing but didn’t have very much information on the science behind drinking glasses. i liked the intricate patterns carved into the glasses, something worth experimenting with on my polystyrene cups.
the final book was a wine conneseurs book, it looked into the vast range of wine and champagne available. in one chapter i came across some information on how champagne should be drank. this is something to take further with the internet stage. when flicking through the book i also noticed the various labels, which made me think about my logo mixes; could i take common fast food logos and redesign them to look classy? again its looking at the idea of juxtaposing drinks and glasses but in branding and creating confusion.
here i played around with the logo and the industrial marks underneath; i wanted to draw attention to them because i find them quite attractive. basically the functional part of the cup becomes the design element. i think the idea behind it was better than the outcome, i feel like the industrial marks are important but somehow this doesn’t work. it needs another outlet to represent it, maybe blowing it up to huge proportions, using the scanned images i could do that.
these are scans of the marks made by disposable cups from various food outlets. the shapes aren’t particularly different apart from the sizes, but i tried to use colours that represented the brand, so burger king for example has a fairly red logo so red was used for the mug mark. i wanted to replicate what i see as a typical builders dirty mug mark that leave marks over paper work etc. my aim was to layer them together but i think they look a little messy. i like the inconsistency of them and the way they leave bigger marks in places. its a shame i did it on tracing paper because i think the crease marks distract from the mug marks, but i suppose it makes for a more interesting image. i wish i’d have diluted the acrylic paint less on some of them because if they were all the same i feel like they’d look like more of a collection. of course these are disposable cups, it would be interesting to try with glass or ceramic mugs of different sizes.