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Content in Brief
• Visual Research
• Computer-graphic Drawing
• Graphic Abstraction
• Isometric Drawing
• Pattern Making
• Paperboard Packaging

Level
Basic, Intermediate

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Paper Food by Kimberly Elam

Most packages are designed to contain and protect a product. Paper Food packages are designed to become an abstract three-dimensional version of the food product. This project guides students through the process of creating Paper Food through graphic abstraction of color, texture, and three-dimensional paperboard package design. The design process provides optimal opportunities for both creativity and success.

Table of Contents
Project Description
Project Requirements
Project Goals and Objectives
Project Materials, Tools, Software
Selecting the Subject
Research Assignment
Graphic Abstraction
Form Design and Isometric Drawing
Isometric Drawing
Variations on the Isometric Box
Package Construction Practice
Three Dimensional Form
Student Work Results
Artichoke
Avocado
Banana
Carrot
Cheese
Green Cabbage
Red Cabbage
Cantaloupe
Corn
Fortune Cookie
Grape
Grapefruit I
Grapefruit II
Hamburger
Lemon
Melon
Orange
Peach
Pear I
Pear II
Pepper
Pie
Raspberry
Scallions
Tomato
Watermelon I
Watermelon II
Watermelon III

Hand-Graphic Materials & Tools:
tracing paper, 8.5” X 11”
pencils & eraser
paperboard
scoring tool
x-acto knife and blades
cutting mat
metal ruler
perforation wheel or pin
spray adhesive or rubber cement
strong & sticky double sided tape

Computer-Graphic Tools & Software:
computer with internet connection
portable file storage disk or drive
scanner & scanning software
digital manipulation software
vector drawing software
printer
digital camera

Author Information
Kimberly Elam is the chair of the Graphic + Interactive Communication Department at the Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida. She is the author of "Expressive Typography, Word as Image," Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1990, "Geometry of Design, Studies in Proportion and Composition," Princeton Architectural Press, 2001, "Grid Systems, Principles of Organizing Type," Princeton Architectural Press, 2004, "Typographic Systems," Princeton Architectural Press, 2006, “Line Icons” ebook, at lulu.com, “Paper Food” ebook, at lulu.com. She has lectured and conducted workshops at numerous institutions.

Email: kelam@studioresourceinc.com


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