This was a useful session for me as I was able to speak to fellow students and tutors about my designs, which raised some interesting points that I shall detail below and my points, (like this) then show how to build upon this and progress the project.
This draws upon the ideas I sketched here, plus a couple of ‘mood boards’ for personal use that I made to highlight the meaning of both words. The images are mainly from a search on Google using relevant search terms, and I find these helpful of drawing on my thought process and aiding creativity.
- If you show a cosmonaut, you don’t have to show a face (say of Yuri Gagarin or Valentina Tereshkova, the first man and woman respectively to travel into space), instead the visor can be closed with a reflection in it such as the example image. (Click on image for more info and source details)
- Cosmonaut has a very literal definition, so there is not much room to manoeuvre.
- Look into the full meaning and origins of the word.
- Why do Russia and China use the words ‘cosmonaut’ and ‘taikonaut’ instead of the word ‘astronaut’?
- Did the Soviet Union have a logo for their space program like NASA?
- Vector illustration would work well here. (I also think this is the best option)
- Could lend itself very well to a collage style. (This would draw on the photomontage experience gained from the collaborative presentation I was part of.)
- Shock could be created by placing odd things together.
- Following on from the above point, take something out of context, One example suggested was of a iceberg in a desert such as the below image created by FoXeR237.
- One eye-catching example of a juxtaposition is likely to work better than several examples, each trying to make their own point.
Conclusion: Well I have been very pleased with the level of feedback I have got from the interim crit, at an early stage of the project. From here I will be looking into answering the questions that have arisen as well as experimenting with the ideas that I have got from this feedback.
I will write this up in a separate post for each word to help keep the structure of my written notes organised throughout this project.
If anyone reading this post would like to leave a comment, with their thoughts, opinions, ideas or suggestions please feel free. It is always good to have a wide range of people commenting.