– Mood Gun –
WHO: Me ROLE: Designer TOOLS: Modo, Photoshop
For this gun the concept was simple. To make a smaller, sleeker, sexier and a little silly looking kind of a futuristic Walther PPK sized gun (granted it looks nothing like the PPK). After creating the gun I wanted to be a little bit more creative with the composition and being a fan of paeidoloas (a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus, usually an image or a sound, by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists) I wanted to include a forced “paeidoloa” with the lipstick kiss mark near the sunglasses. I tried this a few years ago with lipstick on a napkin, headphones and glasses but it looked too contrived. This in the end felt a little more natural so I went forward with it.