SELECTION OF IMAGES FOR ILLUSTRATION- FULL MOON BOOK BY MICHEAL LIGHT
IMAGES FOR ILLUSTRATION- STARS AND SUPERNOVAS BOOK BY IAIN NICHOLSON
CALDER RESEARCH- FROM BOOK CALDER'S UNIVERSE BY JEAN LIPMAN
NEGATIVE SPACE + UNIVERSE SCULPTURES
GRAFFITTI/ SPRAY PAINT SPACE ART
GLOW IN THE DARK / UV ART, PRODUCTS AND INSTALLATIONS
GLOW IN THE DARK / UV PAINT
project aims to make audience realize the vastity of space in the universe
(all web images and documents are linked to their original site. many of these sites may not be referenced in the bibliography as they do not fit under any category. most of these images are not part of world wide web documents, only pictures that form part of websites that are completely irrelevant to my project. they are mostly inspiring images that make me think of processes. I do not reference them as I do not use the document going with the picture, only the picture itself.)
INITIAL RESEARCH ON THE UNIVERSE
The first 3 steps of this diagram show how a nebula is formed. I looked into this to explore how the layers of colour are formed and did some work on that in my sketchbook. A nebula expands, bursts from the dying star and takes over the SPACE around it.
Examples of shapes made by constellations
CONSTELLATIONS AND ASTROLOGY
POP UP RESEARCH
"Done on the run with pocket tools and available light. The upper one uses two spreads, edges glued together."
"How to Make a Pop up Book"
- "Firstly, you will have to collect the piece of items that you will require for making the pop up book, and these include paper, pencil, scale, scissors, glue, folding tool, and other decorative items.
- You will have to fold a piece of paper in two equal halves.
- Once you finish folding, you will have to draw two lines just at the middle of the fold.
- When you make a draw the lines, it will also be easy for you to cut the lines. By cutting these two lines, you actually make a tab.
- You can select pictures of your choice and paste these pictures on the tabs.
- If you want, you can also decorate them quite colorfully, and make your child write on such a book. Decorative pieces definitely attract the attention of your children, and consequently, you can be assured that your child will also love writing on them.
- You can also let your child select the pictures for the tab before pasting it. In a similar manner, you can make your child do several of the easy tasks involved in making such a book, and you will definitely find that your child enjoys doing so.
- If you want to get some fun edges for your book, you can also make use of some different kinds of scissors with different designs on them. It will be easy for you to cut them into different shapes and make the pop up more appealing.
- If you want to get a sharp crease, you can make use of your scoring tool which in turn, will help you to score the folded lines right before you fold it."
When searching for the word manifersto and manifesto poster on Google most of the images looked the same to me. To demonstrate this I included 4 example of the type of manifestos I encountered. So many words clustered together and most of them in the same colour. I found these posters boring and heavy to me, personally I feel a sort of rejection looking at them. A poster is meant to stimulate visual learners. Visual learners are stimulated through images more than words. A manifesto attempt to communicate a MESSAGE powerfully so of course in most cases it will include words but looking at these I didn't really want to take my time to read the message.
The Holstee Manifesto: This is Your Life
Design by Rachel
TEKST MANIFESTO ARTISTS
Martin Shmidt's work (above)
Making "The Holstee" manifesto. Video from TEKST YouTube channel.
ADEVRTISEMENTS EVERYWHERE SHOWING THE SKY/ SPACE
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
SCIENCE MUSEUM GIFTSHOP
Exploring their products, interactive and educative, and how they catch the customers eye.
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM gift shop
"The 10 greatest comic book artists of all time"
From action blockbusters to The Lego Movie, the influence of comic artists on popular culture has never been greater. We take a look back at the greatest."
PUZZLES AND PUZZLES PACKAGING REASEARCH
Star map/ planisphere
VISIT TO ASTRONOMY SHOP
Lorenzo Petrantoni's work (above and right)
POP UP DESK by Liddy Scheffknecht and Armin B. Wagner
Auburn's David A. Carter- Paper engineer
The Lululemon Manifesto
"The Cult of Done" by Joshua Rorthaas
Posca pens and fluo acrylic both glow in UV light. Recomended by Leonard Combier himself
UNDERSTANDING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN SPACE AND HUMAN ENVIRNMENTS
"Since the earliest days of astronomy, since the time of Galileo, astronomers have shared a single goal — to see more, see farther, see deeper.
The Hubble Space Telescope's launch in 1990 sped humanity to one of its greatest advances in that journey. Hubble is a telescope that orbits Earth. Its position above the atmosphere, which distorts and blocks the light that reaches our planet, gives it a view of the universe that typically far surpasses that of ground-based telescopes.
Hubble is one of NASA's most successful and long-lasting science missions. It has beamed hundreds of thousands of images back to Earth, shedding light on many of the great mysteries of astronomy. Its gaze has helped determine the age of the universe, the identity of quasars, and the existence of dark energy."
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"A planetary nebula, often abbreviated as PN or plural PNe, is a kind of emission nebula consisting of an expanding glowing shell of ionized gas ejected from old red giant stars late in their lives. The word 'nebula' is Latin for mist or cloud and the term 'planetary nebula' is a misnomer that originated in the 1780s with astronomer William Herschel because when viewed through his telescope, these objects appeared to him to be newly forming planetary systems. Herschel's name for these objects was adopted by astronomers and has not been changed. They are a relatively short-lived phenomenon, lasting a few tens of thousands of years, compared to a typical stellar lifetime of several billion years.
A mechanism for formation of most planetary nebulae is thought to be the following: at the end of the star's life, during the red giant phase, the outer layers of the star are expelled via pulsations and strong stellar winds. The exposed hot, luminous core emits ultraviolet radiation that ionizes the ejected outer layers of the star. This energized shell of nebulous gas reradiates the absorbed ultraviolet energy at visible frequencies and appears as a planetary nebula."
Valerie Roybal's work (above)
"Kill Your TV" manifesto by Aadvark
The Creative Manifesto by Nick Sherman
"Manufacturing Jigsaw Puzzles
We will look in turn at the various systems used to make jigsaws and the advantages/disadvantages of each method but first a few words about something that is common to all jigsaw puzzles...
Each individual jigsaw starts life as one solid sheet of either cardboard or plywood. Although it would be technically possible to print directly onto the chosen material, the jigsaw makers almost always elect to glue a paper print onto it. This ensures a quality finish without having to worry about blemishes in the material distorting the picture. Large-scale jigsaw makers use special glues, presses and thermal machinery and the technology is so good that you hardly ever find a modern jigsaw piece where the print is separating from the material.
Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles – Laser Cut
Lasers are a wonder of the late 20th century and can be used to cut through solid steel with astounding precision, so a sheet of hardwood prevents no difficulty for them. In essence a laser is a concentration of light – you will glean that this is not a simple process from the fact that the laser machines cost up to £100,000 each. The laser is mounted close to the surface of the developing jigsaw and complex computer programming controls its movements. It darts backwards and forwards making pieces at up to 100 times faster than a person can."
Techniques for Creating Glow-in-the-Dark Star Murals
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If there was ever a "killer application" for Glow-in-the-Dark paint, creating star murals is surely one. Easy to do, and fun for the whole family, we give you the "How To" skinny on the techniques to accomplish them.
The five basic ingredients to create a killer, basic ceiling mural are as follows.
- Star fields
- Shooting stars
- Gas or nebula clouds
- Planets and black holes
These are some of the quickest and easiest effects to create. Using GloNation’s splatter brush simply apply our Super Phos Glow-in-the-Dark paint to the bristles and then pointing the brush where you want the paint particles to land, rake the bristle backward. When they bounce back to normal position it will flick thousands of tiny Micro Stars. Then using our paint tubes Squeeze a star system, you make large stars by squeezing stars of different sizes to create an amazing 3 D affect. This is the base you will need to create a full blown ceiling star mural.
Glow-in-the-Dark Shooting Stars:
Shooting stars are achieved by painting a small ball of glow paint and drawing the brush back away from the ball in a straight line to give it a tail. GloNation stencils have lines between each star hole and are a great for painting shooting stars.
Use the lines in our stencils to make shooting stars. Paint one hole and the line behind it. Let dry for 10 minutes then use a dry brush and brush over it towards the tail to create a glowing tail.
Glowing Gas Clouds:
Using our Mixing Medium or by thinning our glow paints. The rag roll faux technique works best for this affect. Mix our medium with the supplied glow powder color of your choice. Pour on to a non porous plate. Then using a dampened clean rag, pat the area where you want the clouds. This adds additional dimension to your mural and is usually applied over your star field.
Planets, Moons and Black Holes:
To make good planets and black holes you really need a perfect circle stencil. Using homemade stencil or free handing this is very tough to do over your head. Apply the stencil to the area where you want the planet or black hole. When using our stencils we recommend Stencil Magic a spray adhesive especially made for stencils to stick to the ceiling. You can purchase this at any hobby store. Spray the back of the stencil and apply to the ceiling. For planets use the rag rolling technique dab paint into the hole of the stencil. You can also brush glow paint with a two inch regular soft bristle paint brush. To add craters for a realistic 3D affect let dry for 5 minutes and with a clean damp sea sponge blot over it to remove paint from areas of the planet or moon.
Black hole effects are created using the solid plastic circle. Adhere it to the area where you want the affect. Then paint around the edges of the circle. When you remove the stencil it will be dark where you did not paint and a perfect black hole will appear.
The absolute easiest way to create a replica of the heavens and all the different constellation is to use GloNation Stenciling system. We have all 24 of the different constellation and zodiac signs stencil that come with a complete mapping guide. This is available for sale separately or in our Advanced Star Kit. These kits contain everything you need to create amazing mural all in one package."
Connecting Humans and the Universe
"What are Lunar Tides
Tides are created because the Earth and the moon are attracted to each other, just like magnets are attracted to each other. The moon tries to pull at anything on the Earth to bring it closer. But, the Earth is able to hold onto everything except the water. Since the water is always moving, the Earth cannot hold onto it, and the moon is able to pull at it. Each day, there are two high tides and two low tides. The ocean is constantly moving from high tide to low tide, and then back to high tide. There is about 12 hours and 25 minutes between the two high tides.
Tides are the periodic rise and falling of large bodies of water. Winds and currents move the surface water causing waves. The gravitational attraction of the moon causes the oceans to bulge out in the direction of the moon. Another bulge occurs on the opposite side, since the Earth is also being pulled toward the moon (and away from the water on the far side). Ocean levels fluctuate daily as the sun, moon and earth interact. As the moon travels around the earth and as they, together, travel around the sun, the combined gravitational forces cause the world's oceans to rise and fall. Since the earth is rotating while this is happening, two tides occur each day."