Join Dave Schultze for an in-depth discussion in this video Humor? That's funny, part of Design Foundation 3D: Shape and Form.
- For me, one of the best parts of designing is to have fun.…As a creative exercise to help or enlighten people,…why wouldn't you want to add humor whenever possible?…However, this can provide additional challenges.…Not all projects should be…whimsical or have silly characters.…Since I try to avoid lists,…let's cover some personal design goals…as if they're a cake.…At the bottom we always have form and function.…Somewhere in the middle are cost and usability,…with maybe some sustainability in there too.…
Humor would definitely be the icing on that cake.…It's great when you have it, but it's not always required.…Our first example will be in architecture,…but first, a short history detour.…This is a series of human form columns called Caryotids…on the Erechtheion in Athens from 407 BCE.…Now let's jump to the Team Disney Building…in Burbank, California,…which opened 2,398 years later in 1991.…
Designed by Michael Graves, he has replaced…Greek goddesses with Snow White's seven dwarves.…Yes, the seventh one is up there at the top.…
First, see how the same idea can be applied in a smaller 2D scale—like graphics and print, fine art, and advertising. Dave then blows it up in 3D, and showcases examples from product design, furniture, architecture, and urban planning.
Projects and concepts are presented in an engaging and sometimes irreverent manner with images, videos, and personal and professional stories from Dave. Check out this fast-paced tour as it covers topics ranging from grids and axes to designing with humor.
- Design exploration with sketching
- 3D exploration with organic forms
- Grids and axes
- Defining space
- Color and contrast
- Texture and patterns
- Minimalism. Less is more.
- Retro. It's back!