A personal project, ED2 stands for “Environmental Design Year 2” which was the program I was in within University. In Manitoba, Environmental Design is the degree that one must get before they can advance into Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Interior Design. In Environmental Design, Year 2 is where you take your wobbly mental baby steps into spatial creativity. The year is comprised of multiple intense and short projects rather than the single year-long projects which consume students in higher years. As the first taste of real stress and real challenge, mixed with a healthy dose of big words and a lack of architectural knowledge, the resulting projects are… interesting?
Many are actually quite good, but my most shameful showing in school was likely during that year. (I shudder at visions of balloons tied to strings and foggy memories of standing in front of it- trying to drape meaning over it as people looked on politely and balloons floated stupidly).
None the less, near the end of the year (as I doodled in class instead of listening), I thought it would be cool to create a showcase for student work from our year since the faculty journal didn’t worry itself with the earliest year at that time. This logo was to be the identity of the showcase and I even had some visions of creating physical awards in this shape.
I set-up the blog which would serve as an easy framework for submissions, I posted about it, and I waited.
Total submissions to the showcase when summer rolled around… 1… my own. I won all the awards.
The logo is supposed to be a conglomeration of vaguely architectural things which can be interpreted in a few ways. The main visual is of a pencil, however the pencil contains columns, lintels, and a dome which together create a vaguely built form.