Paths of Light Dvd Box

Paths of Light

Dvd Box

Platinium A´Design Award

Colmo, Italia

Work developed with

Paths of Light DVD Box, a collaboration between Francisco Elias (graphic designer) and Nelson Fernandes/Zina Caramelo (visual artist), two Portuguese creatives.

Nelson Fernandes aka Zina Caramelo is a portuguese multi-awarded artist. His work is developed in different areas such as video, animation cinema, photography, painting and illustration.

The wooden box contains a short animation film entirely designed by Zina Caramelo in 2013. This animation film was developed over a period of 9 months through a long creation/destruction process. The medium used was a single wooden plank on which he reinvented/unrolled all his visual and poetic discourse, using multiple techniques. This life cycle resulted in a box, whose construction involved two distinct stages: a mechanical one and a manual one.

The first stage – the mechanical one – involved cutting and laser printing operations (1 hour and 30 minutes) to produce 6 different pieces. The second and last stage – the manual one – involved the exploration of collage techniques using those 6 pieces, a drying period (2 days) and a sandpaper finishing (30 minutes) to create the final version. Each box is unique.

About The Platinum A´Design Award
The Platinum A´Design Award is a prestigious award given ti top %1 percentile designs that has achieved an exemplary level of excellence in design. The designs are judged by a panel of three different Jury which is composed of 5 Academic, 5 Professional and 5 Focus Group Members for each different competition. The designs are evaluated with score normalization to remove any biases and are voted on aspects such as functionality, ergonomics, engineering, presentation, innovation, usability, fun, details, technology, and any other specific points that could be considered, each of these points are further weighted for different jury groups.

Paths of Light” is an abstract poetic journey that appeals the observer pure imagination.

In this trip it can be understood a kind of inverted apocalypse.

The animation film Paths of Light had the special participation of the composer Pablo Rios (Chile) and the Kiev Symphony Orchestra (Ukraine).