Chelsea // Nicholas Kriegler

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Created as a design proposal that featured urban-surfaces and street-furniture derived from vernacular color studies of the Chelsea District of NYC. Done in Kevin Byrne’s Visual Thinking course at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2008-2010

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Chelsea // Nicholas Kriegler

  1. 1. Vernacular Chelsea,Color Study: New YorkVisual Thinking Spring 2009 Nicholas Kriegler
  2. 2. Corner on 8th Ave
  3. 3. 144 8th Ave
  4. 4. 74 8th Ave
  5. 5. Corner on 8th Ave 144 8th Ave74 8th Ave
  6. 6. KobayashiConnotations Natural Youthful
  7. 7. The yellow has a natural connotation; It lines the interior of the stop frame so it isn’t as visable as the outside blue. This keeps the bus stop from being jarring against the frequent red buildings, or blending in with the frequent yellow. The gray of the metal frame gives the design a modern feel, while framing the blue and yellow which echo the original colors of many of the older buildings in Chelsea.The blue has a casual, youthful connotation; Chelsea is known forbeing the home of the most dense young homosexual population inManhattan. I used only two colors with gray because I wanted to sortof metaphor the neighborhood’s old architecture, but make it lookmodernized; From expirimentation with colors, three or four differentcolors made it look overly youthful; almost like a children’s bedroom.
  8. 8. Chelsea, New York is natural, youthful, and casual. The bus shelteri’ve designed reflects this, and references some of the past architecture fromChelsea, while maintaining a modern aesthetic. This assingment furthered my knowledge in color theory, and alsoforced me to think about presentation and reason in color choices. I think itwas a good excersice in presenting personal design while reflecting purposeand reason.

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