Intermediate Computing for Design // Reinterpret a Cliché

The third project for Intermediate Computing for Design class was called Reinterpret a Cliché. Imagery seen too frequently is often not seen at all. This is the case with overused design symbols and everyday objects. Overuse renders them ineffective, and they lose their power to communicate. It is the function of the designer to revitalize these clichéd symbols and objects by interpreting them in individual and personal ways.

Students picked 6 of the following 12 examples of typically clichéd objects to be reinterpreted:

  1. Heart
  2. Key
  3. Apple
  4. Sun
  5. Stars
  6. Mouth
  7. Light Bulb
  8. Tree
  9. Cloud
  10. Eye
  11. Rose
  12. Nuts & Bolts

Then they chose a theme all 6 illustrations would have in common. Not only were they to work stylistically, but conceptually, as well. The final product had to be black & white. They scanned their sketchbook designs into Photoshop or Illustrator to continue rendering them to completion, either using the Pen Tool or Live Trace option.

Below are some designs that were turned in. All have aspects to be improved upon for their portfolio, but overall I was very pleased with their results!

* I have permission from my students to promote their work on my website.

by Anna Zollicoffer, countries

by Anna Zollicoffer, countries

by Aubrey Pohl, houses

by Aubrey Pohl, houses

by Austin Thomas, smoker stereotypes

by Austin Thomas, smoker stereotypes

by Brittany Roberts, childhood

by Brittany Roberts, childhood

by Erin Frazier, technology

by Erin Frazier, technology

by Ian Green, instruments

by Ian Green, instruments

by Jeremy Childress, mechanical

by Jeremy Childress, mechanical

by Keats Haupt, fashion

by Keats Haupt, fashion

by Kelsey Bishop, ocean

by Kelsey Bishop, ocean

by Layne Smith, ironic characters

by Layne Smith, ironic characters

by Marianna Myrick, fruit

by Marianna Myrick, fruit

by McKinley Ranager, animals

by McKinley Ranager, animals

by Tori Holmes, tarnished and broken items

by Tori Holmes, tarnished and broken items

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