Mar 11 2012
Light Switch Cover
Design a light switch cover that incorporates the switch into the design. Print it out and display it somewhere. Post a digital copy of your work online so others can download & print it out as well.
My digital media class is working on this idea and we plan to put many of these up around our campus as a fun campus community art project. It would be fun to have others from around the internet join us in coming up with these. For an added challenge, try to incorporate a double gang switch into your design.
My process for this example was to first locate a cartoon image I could work from. I’m not that great of an artist, so I found this one by Thomas Jahn.
Using this cartoon as a guide, I drew my own freehand version. I snapped a photo of it with my iTouch and imported it into Illustrator. There I added a template for the switch cover, so I could know where to place the opening for the switch in relationship to the artwork. I then drew in the wire from the switch with Illustrator.
I printed it out on heavy stock paper and then cut it out as you see in my example.