Usually, the antique ceramists were signing them artworks with a kind of monogram. These monograms make those ceramists recognizable and show us the characteristics of the tool which they used. I designed the logo of ZAMAN inspired by that kind of marks with this strong timeless value (this logo has to be engraved in the artworks).
The technique of Graffito involved the use of metal oxides. Today the colors are more sustainable and optimized for the food use, but the tones still the same. Actually the range is grown up but for the traditionalist passionates the usable colors are just these two:
Behind a project like this there’s a hard work of active prototyping involving failures and experimentation. Find the right material, find the right fibers direction to permit flexibility but grant resistance; together with the need of adaptiveness of the hole size in which stands the back of the plate which is the coupling point.
The die board was studied in order to reduce the waste of cardboard and permit a greater number of pieces in few sheets. The mounting doesn’t need glue, it’s simple and easy to do.
The packaging is also an expositor of the plate, but the main part of the customers prefer to hang up the plate on a wall. For this reason, since the packaging is so strong I decided to give the instructions for transform that either in a book/pic/or tablet support.