This three-dimensional poster series attempts to represent the research, conceptualization, design, and production processes of a recent project. Designing a series of site-specific modern mailboxes that relate to the homes they are paired with generated a mass of information—these posters capture some of the key elements, and present them in a graphic form.
While I found the creative process fascinating, I am pleased that the completed mailbox objects present unexpected experiences for the user. It is this realization that led me to pinpoint three human pleasures—social, physical, and psychological—and communicate how each is incorporated in the mailbox. The fold that runs through the three posters is rotated 15 degrees from vertical—an angle that was integral to relating one mailbox to its architecture. Small repetitive die-cuts interact with the fold, and create abstract letter forms which spell "box" when the three posters are grouped.
As a graphic designer who embarked on an interdisciplinary project involving industrial design and architecture, this poster series allows me to document the project in a visual and informative system. Its uncommon structure is an attempt to consider a poster's dimensionality as an experimental opportunity—perhaps harmonious with the open exploration pursued throughout the mailbox design process. Depending on context, the poster series becomes an artifact on its own—separate from the impetus of the mailboxes.