An online review of the Handmade and Bound fair in London on Sunday. But what is this? Not only is it a huge picture of Brighton's table, there is one of my pieces in the corner :) and Jake's zine. He's good http://javaknees.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Recent sketchbook pages - messing around with bits of type. Some are results of un-stimulating lectures, some initial design ideas for the band logo, one is a homage to one of my favourite blogs http://fortheloveoftype.blogspot.com/ , a letter that was never sent, etc.
Thursday, 7 October 2010
A fanTASTIC collaboration between Angus I'm-A-Jock MacKenzie and myself. Brief: to design an A2 poster, A4 online pdf and A5 flyer to advertise the Faculty of Arts Open Day(s) at the greatest university in the world, Brighton.
We had a debate with the tutor before we started about whether a poster like this one needs an image with a concept or whether a beautiful image that moves the viewer in the some way will do the trick. We decided to go along the "visual poetry" road, and experimented for hours with ink in water, glitter in light and water, throwing paint, etc. (Will get some of the experiments up on here soon).
After the interim crit, feedback encouraged us to stick with this image, so we worked for hours finding the right typeface, colour and layout, and these are the results. First two images are small flyers and the last three are large A2 poster designs. The final versions we are presenting are the centered flyer and the Plantin poster (Didot looks too much like an opera poster and we're not sure about the News Gothic side-aligned poster and how accessible it is to viewers). Annoyingly, blogspot messes up the colours, the inks are a lot more vibrant in my indesign.
Saturday, 25 September 2010
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
Monday, 31 May 2010
A birthday card for Grannie and Rossie, as you have probably guessed, I love Alison Carmichael. Also, what do you give one of your favourite friends for her 20th? A little watercolour/collagey thing of a photo of you and her with cameltoe of course! Also, why is this bold and underlined? I pressed nothing to indicate this text should do that...
P.S. Check out Rosalyn Edenbrow's blog she's good
My first grids project was aaawwwffuuulll, I didn't understand the concept of grids at all. So this is a redesign in time for assessment. Using beautiful photos by Arthur Loveday.(check the lad out http://www.arthurloveday.com/) These are double page spreads, and we had to use a certain number of small, medium and large photos with captions, and include headings, sub-headings and text. This is my attempt at a 2-column grid.
A project from a while ago named "Inspiration Wall". All of graphics/illustration had to find an inspirational quote and make a poster for it. It sounded like fun, so I made it fun! The idea behind the rubbish-y design was that it was supposed to be a rubbish-y design, based on one of those old "wish you were here" beach postcards .Thanks to James Brown for patiently jumping and jumping again and again and looking so happy even when he was fed up.
Sunday, 25 April 2010
Originally for my semiotics project, this was going to a page to represent "time". Grannie gave me loads of old pictures of her so I could put them together. I lined them up, changed the black and white levels, sharpened them up a bit etc etc. Made a few adjustments, added the text in my current favourite Alison Carmichael style and voila, a nice birthday present. Isn't she beautiful!
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
A Hierarchy project from ages ago, focusing on display and difference in importance of information. To make us focus on Hierarchy, we were limited to black&white and 2 fonts: Meta and Garamond only. Had to make a design that could be applicable to 4 given sizes. Successful crit for this one.