EXPERIMENTAL TYPEFACE DESIGN
PROJECT ADVISOR : DAISUKE ENDO
IKEA’s instruction manual is a perfect example of good design; printed without words, using only simple illustrations, these simple guidelines make the complex clear and make the impossible looking things possible. It is easily accessible to speakers of any language, any culture, or any background. The instructions serve all equally and let communication with anyone possible. The instructions serve all equally. As one of our goals as designers is to help other become more than they know they can be, these manual drawings let any users to be makers, builders, crafters and even designers. The manul itself embody the idealistic goals of the graphic designers.
DIY manual presents a plan for how to go into any IKEA store in the world and buy materials with which to build your own. As is the case with all DIY projects, some basic skills and tools are required. Essentially, then DIY is like a shopping guide, a manifesto for how to get what you want from the world of commerce rather than accepting what it wants you to have. More our economy adapts to DIY culture, more demand of opportunities to do so from the consumers, which means more graphic designers will have to adapt their methods as well. Designers let the others make their own decisions and make their decision making process easier, and smoother through their accessible design manuals.