Modern and Manuscript – not usually 2 words used together to describe one piece…
My mini dictionary defines these to have meanings of:
Modern adj. of present or recent times
Manuscript n. book or document, orig, one written by hand; copy for printing
When you think of manuscript, you think of old, important writing, one of a kind…. and most probably, Bible? Am I right?
Well this project is going against that (well, no, it will be one of a kind!).
Mr Skinner has given us some really un-interesting (depending on your view) bits of writing by some self-absorbed musicians – the writing content isn’t important, it’s how it looks that matters (unfortuantly the way it is in society A LOT of the time nowadays hah)
My initial ideas included:
- This is your life/photo album/ diary style digital book
- Post it note trail
- Writing on paintbrush handles
- Using a game of scrabble to spell out the words
- Printed onto the back of receipt paper
- Escalator stairs
After a discussion with Mr S., I have decided that I will try out the Escalator idea and adapted the paintbrush idea so that it is pencil crayons – you can get big sets of all the colours of the rainbow!
Hopefully T.K.Maxx in Lynn will let me take some detailed pictures of their escalator so that I can photoshop the words onto the steps and make it go round and round and round 🙂
Quite excited by this project… the only problem is that at this moment I have got 3 projects on that I really like – how can i divide my time fairly?
UPDATE – 22.04.09
A bit of a major jump in time on this project… as today was the deadline and everything has been submitted!
I can’t upload the finished article YET because its saved as a psd or pdf and my Photoshop trial ran out today so I can’t change the file type just yet….
I went with the pencil crayon idea as THE idea after deciding that taking on 2 projects would just create un-needed pressure/stress.
I have analysed the text style/layout and typefaces on pencils like no one ever before (well, someone probably has been geekier, but it feels like I am the biggest pencil typeface geek atm!) in order to replicate some existing styles of pencils and make them look convincing…
…2 of my fave styles *cringe* – I can’t believe I have preference on the style of pencils haha
This is one of the crazy things that Graphic design drives you to…
The picture isn’t the best quality ever but has ‘stretched’ to A3 without any problems!
And voila…. the final:
UPDATE 26.04.09 – PDF conversion to PNG 🙂
I like it 🙂