Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pig??!! Why it's such a big Deal?

Some religion beliefs that Pig is illegitimate. They won't eat or use 'em.. But today i saw a headline on Yahoo News about PIG 05049. A young designer found that one pig can be use in 185 products. PIG 05049 is a communications design developed in three years of research to track all the products made from a single pig. Meindertsma’s design includes the publication of her book, PIG 05049, which charts and pictures each of the products supported by the animal.  The surprise is in the fact that elements of production contributed to by pig farming include not only predictable foodstuffs – pork chops and bacon – but far less expected non-food items: ammunition, train brakes, automobile paint, soap and washing powder, bone china, cigarettes.

The article is quite interesting especially the fact of how useful one pig live can be. But more on that article.. i also get to know with this talented young designer named Christien Meindertsma. She won the 2009 index award through her breaktrough communication design named "PIG 05049". Looking to her CV, i found that she's only 4 years older than me. And as  i look more about her, I quote from Regine on her weblog post, "Christien Meindertsma  is a designer with an investigative mind. She analyzes, surveys and in her latest project she went as far as dissecting a pig" . She use her latest design to help people in a highly mechanized and “packaged” world understand how things are made and where they come from so that the resources involved can be cared for by enlightened, informed people. Her character and her way to communicate her social awareness should be an inspiration for every youngster around the world. It's a good idea for us to know more about daily tools or gadget that we use everyday.

And i read about her and 'PIG 05049', i was attracted to know about Communication Design too. According to wikipedia, Communication design is a mixed discipline between design and information-development which is concerned with how media intermission such as printed, crafted, electronic media or presentations communicate with people. A communication design approach is not only concerned with developing the message aside from the aesthetics in media, but also with creating new media channels to ensure the message reaches the target audience. Wow.. now i know that design is not just about beauty but also a way to communicate.. i guess my tasty art work should represent this.

So.. take your share guys.. A knowledge is a treasure worth every penny in the world  ^^

More of her CV and projects can be found at:

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