Saturday, May 19, 2007

Zombies!!! Card tray and playing piece bins.

This is how the box should have been designed...

Whoops! I have been working on trays for my Zombies!!! game and TWICE I freakin' miscalculated. At least on the first tray I caught it on the mock-ups. I just finished the larger tray which is supposed to optimize space in the box and it did just the opposite... Not sure what I was thinking. I guess I was a little rushed when I started designing the schematic. I even printed it today once and saw before cutting it was off and missing parts and edited it. Oh well.

New schematic done.

The one thing that sucks is that I am running out of paper. I get these design magazines that have paper sample in them - you know the ones that are all stiff and make it difficult to thumb through the magazine? I have been using those cause they are pretty heavy. I'd guess 60#-100# card stock. Plus, because they are printed on, they make interesting trays.

The card tray:
tray finished mockup 2
The mockup shows what it looks like with the cards in the tray

The playing piece bin-tray:
Second tray (actually a bin)
Nice - but way too big for its intended purpose

The re-engineered bin(s)
finished bins with pieces bins in the box
After making a bin that worked, I decided to make two bins with subdivisions for all the game pieces. Bonus, the bins are designed to be used during game play.

Naturally, I ate out of bins!
eating out of bins
Bins keep things neat.

For more pictures and description:
Flickr set for the playing card tray

Flickr set for the playing piece bins

Saturday, May 12, 2007

2006 number1

2006 number1

Inspired by art found in the movie "Heathers" 38x28"

2006 number1 materials

2005 Christmas Card

This isnt made from a pizza box, but its made from paper...



I Designed in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Printed with an Epson C80 on Simpson Evergreen paper. Hand trimed with a straight edge and a rule. Hand folded. Made about 50 of these.


Pizza Box Popcorn Bowl

Pizza Box Popcorn Bowl

Bowl fits the average 3 oz microwave popcorn bag.

Materials: Empty pizza box, an Xacto knife or scissors, masking tape, a pen, and one 3 oz. package of microwave popcorn, popped.

See my Flickr set for complete instructions