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Senior Studio Project

From paper to glass

Drayton Glass Works is a full-time glass blowing studio and gallery located in the historic Starland art district of Savannah. It’s owned and operated by Jonathan Poirier. This shop is specialized in art and custom glass pieces, as well as production pieces crafted in the Swedish style.

very hot.

On Tuesday I went to Drayton Glass Works and gave the renders of my design for the milk bottle to Jonathan, who’s the CEO/President of the company. We talked about the dimensions of the bottle and planned its manufacturing process.

On Tuesday I went to Drayton Glass Works and gave the renders of my design for the milk bottle to Jonathan, who’s the CEO/President of the company. We talked about the dimensions of the bottle and planned its manufacturing process.

I’ll meet with him again this morning and we’ll be able to work on the making of the bottles, hopefully everything will come out as planned. (fingers crossed).

I’ll meet with him again this morning and we’ll be able to work on the making of the bottles, hopefully everything will come out as planned. (fingers crossed).

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Molas

The Costume worn by the Kuna woman consists of a multicolor blouse, that has the generic name of “Mola”, it is made by hand by the Indians, with attractive decorative motifs of biologic character, geometric design, mythological beings and scenes from daily life. They also wear a skirt that is made from about three yards of fabric tied at their waist. Under this one, wrapped around waist, is a smaller skirt that they use as underwear. A colorful scarf decorates the garment and is placed on the head whenever they go out of the house.
"Molas" display patchwork handicraft by Kuna Indians.

"Molas" display patchwork handicraft by Kuna Indians.

More examples that show the patterns on the molas.

More examples that show the patterns on the Molas.

Beautiful Molas worked by Kuna Indians.

Beautiful Molas worked by Kuna Indians.

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Milk bottle concept

This is the concept that I’ve designed for the glass bottle that would represent the packaging for Carinthia’s milk. There are two sizes, the large one (1quart) and the small personal size (281mL). They are designed with a “square” corner so that they would easily fit together in stacks of four.

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“the best container available, glass.”

These are links that take you to some Dairy Farms that currently use glass as the material for their milk bottles. Shatto Milk Company, published this statement at the die line blog (http://www.thedieline.com/blog/2008/05/shatto-milk-com.html) about why they still use glass.
“We at Shatto Milk Company have decided to provide our milk in glass bottles. The reasons for this decision are very simple. First, the glass bottle tends to keep milk colder, and colder milk is more desirable. Second, glass bottles are environmentally friendly. Our glass bottles can be washed and reused as many times as they are returned. Thus, recycling and reusing our bottles lowers the amount of material dumped in area landfills on a daily basis. Third, unlike paper cartons or plastic, glass imparts no foreign odor or flavor. Fourth, glass bottles are most notable in history for containing farm fresh milk from the local family farm, and that is exactly what you are getting from us. Let there be no doubt – our product is different – it is handled with the utmost care and packaged in the best container available, glass.”

http://www.shattomilk.com/index.html
http://www.strausfamilycreamery.com/
http://www.oberweisdairy.com/web/default.asp

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First concepts/Ideation

These are some renders of the first rough ideas and concepts.

Using the "weaving" method that indians use backhome. Dont pay attention to the text, i was just playing around with its placement.

Using the "weaving" method that indians use backhome. Dont pay attention to the text, i was just playing around with its placement.

Trying to explore more with the can idea

Trying to explore more with the can idea

This would be a more "mid-range" version of the packaging. I incorporated some of the patterns and colors that the Guaymi Indians use in their dresses.

This would be a more "mid-range" version of the packaging. I incorporated some of the patterns and colors that the Guaymi Indians use in their dresses.

These are very rough concepts for the milk packaging ideation. (that bottle is not the "final" one, i just made that one to have a background where i could start exploring text placement.)

These are very rough concepts for the milk packaging ideation. (that bottle is not the "final" one, i just made that one to have a background where i could start exploring text placement.)

Incorporating images and patterns from Kuna's fabrics. These patterns are taken from the Kuna's fabrics. The idea of this concept would be to make the glass bottles "collectible". For example one month the patterns are red and there's three different animal designs, the following month the patterns on the bottle would be green and they would show three different floral designs, and so on..

Incorporating images and patterns. These patterns are taken from the Kuna's fabrics. The idea of this concept would be to make the glass bottles "collectible". For example one month the patterns are red and there's three different animal designs, the following month the patterns on the bottle would be green and they would show three different floral designs, and so on..

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Packaging

Some cool packaging that I found on different design blogs.

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Contextual research

Analyzing and comparing coffee and milk packaging from different places.

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Inspiration/reference images

Trademarks or characteristics from different groups of indigenous in Panama.

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Project Proposal

Coming all the way from Austria to Panama, Louis Martinz, an ambitious and successful man, explored the area of Chiriqui many years ago. Louis fell in love with the land he had come across because it greatly resembled his homeland, and therefore bought some properties. He had a vision and went after it. In these properties he developed a coffee farm, La Florentina, and a dairy farm together with a thoroughbred farm called Carinthia. He would produce all sorts of products such as milk and its derivates, ham, and also harvested all kinds of vegetables. The coffee was exported to North America and other continents such as Europe. The town started to grow around the farms, and he strongly contributed to the development by offering job opportunities and promoting local production. Unfortunately, he passed away in 1968 and products such as cheese, other derivates from milk and ham were postponed until further notice. The coffee exportation, milk, harvest of vegetables and horse breeding were kept in development. This town has grown in popularity over the past years, known for its good ecological values and its lovely weather. Louis Martinz, being a man so ahead of his time, saw this potential many years ago.
This man happened to be my great grandfather, a very hardworking and inspirational person. All his visions and traditions have passed throughout the family and now my dad is in charge of running the farms. I want to contribute to his vision and help promote local products as well as local craftsmanship and culture. I will create the packaging for the coffee “La Florentina” as well as for the milk produced in “Carinthia”, and by doing so, help create job opportunities and stimulate the local economy.

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