THE CRITTERS   |   THE ANIMAL   |   THE HUMAN   |    THE CYBORG

THINGS DESIGNED BY COMPANION SPECIES

WE NOW COME TO THE ANIMAL PART OF THE RELATIONSHIP WHERE THE LADYBUG TAKES OVER.

ALTHOUGH SHE IS NOT INSIDE OUR HOMES, SHE IS NEVERTHELESS CLOSE ENOUGH TO US THROUGH THE ASSOCIATIONS WE MAKE WİTH HER, SUCH AS HER BEING THE BRINGER OF GOOD LUCK. 

OUR ACKNOWLEDGED COMPANIONS HOWEVER ARE THE ONES WITH WHOM WE SHARE OUR DWELLINGS - SUCH AS THE CAT AND THE DOG.

OBVIOUSLY THERE IS A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF ANTROMORPHIZATION INVOLVED IN THIS TOGETHERNESS. WE ATTRIBUTE TO OUR COMPANION ANIMALS HUMAN CHARACTERISTICS, VIRTUES, SINS AND BEHAVIOR. AND THEN WE ALSO TURN THEM INTO CHILDREN OF SORTS. THUS, WHEN THE LADYBUG PUTS TOGETHER HER OWN VERSION OF A VISUAL IDENTITY FOR "COMPANION SPECIES," BEING CHILDLIKE ENDS UP PLAYING A BIG ROLE. 

SO, BE FOREWARNED THAT THIS PAGE WILL BE DRIPPING WITH "CUTENESS" AS A DESIGN STRATEGY.

APPEARANCE

AT HOME

Bedroom

“THUS THE DREAM HOUSE MUST POSSESS EVERY VIRTUE. HOWEVER SPACIOUS, IT MUST ALSO BE A COTTAGE, A DOVE-COTE, A NEST, A CHRYSALIS.

INTIMACY NEEDS THE HEART OF A NEST.” 
― GASTON BACHELARD , THE POETICS OF SPACE

“ACTUALLY, HOWEVER, LIFE BEGINS LESS BY REACHING UPWARD, THAN BY TURNING UPON ITSELF. BUT WHAT A MARVELOUSLY INSIDIOUS, SUBTLE IMAGE OF LIFE A COILING VITAL PRINCIPLE WOULD BE! AND HOW MANY DREAMS THE LEFTWARD ORIENTED SHELL, OR ONE THAT DID NOT CONFORM TO THE ROTATION OF ITS SPECIES, WOULD INSPIRE!” 
― GASTON BACHELARD , THE POETICS OF SPACE

SUSTENANCE

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INDULGENCE

“TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING CAN BE WONDERFUL!” 

― MAE WEST

ARTICULATION...

This project started out as part of a tutorial to show my graphic design students how to apply a visual identity to a wide range of products. From where it took on a life of its own.

I wish to thank the many generous people who put free to use mockups, vectors, clipart, png images and videos online for obsessive types like me to use. The resources were gathered from: vecteezy.com, videezy.com, videos.pexel.com, pngmart, pngtree, freepik, pixeden, goodmockups, graphicburger, and mockupworld.

See more of my stuff here: https://www.elifayiter.com/