私の判子 - Watashi no hanko
Personal Logo Model
Foundations of Product Realization - Spring 2019
Create a personal logo with emphasis on ideating processes and rapid prototyping skills.
I started off my prototyping process by implementing the logo I settled on in various mediums - even sewing patches with some fabric in my dorm.
I later used paper and pink foam to prototype the various 3-dimensional shapes that I was considering. I first created prisms and pyramids with hexagonal faces, but eventually fell in love with a prismatoid with equilateral triangle faces and a hexagon cross section.
Digital Files - creating the prismatoid
I initially attempted to create my prismatoid shape by lofting two triangles together, but I soon found that, even with guide curves, I was unable to create the shape I desired. I went on to create multiple planes that aligned with each side and point of the face triangles, then extruded the faces of triangles I sketched onto my angled planes and made extruded cuts to get rid of the excess matter.
Digital Files - creating the logo
I inscribed my logo within a hexagonal cross section of the prismatoid shape, using a general rule of thumb that all the spaces would be the same width, and leaving a gutter for the other half of the prismatoid to fit into.