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Is there a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than sign painting at the Tate Britain? Sophie appealed to twitter for some company to attend the Animaux Circus workshop and I jumped at the chance! After a brief introduction to the collective (who I was familiar with after seeing them at Pick Me Up 2014) we discussed a few ideas for our signs. Being the indecisive person that I am, I didn’t know what I...

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After writing those heavy words the other night I’m feeling much better – it’s like a weight has been lifted! I have had some amazing supportive comments and advice which have made me smile, thank you! Now I’ve got a clear head and I’m ready to tackle my creative block – It’s creative rehab time! I was on the hunt for new blogs for inspiration when I stumbled across a couple of posts by Veronica...

I just read back through my last post and realised…. I haven’t really explained the artistic direction of my Zine. (Before you start reading… I’m in a chatty mood so this is going to be a lot of writing! So get a coffee & get comfy!) From my drawings you can get that I am going with what I like to call ‘Type-llustration’ – typographical illustration. It’s completely not me – I’m not an amazing...

I am sooooo keen on the latest Visual Expression project to make a zine – my fave project so far! For those of you who don’t know what a zine is, it’s a handmade, mini magazine which has a small print run of usually 500 or less.  They are usually quirky, controversial and very experimental so the complete opposite to the Magazine project (for which I received some quite good feedback in a critique on...

This post is half a year late really! The Topshop make up range has been available since May 2010, but better late than never 🙂 I was just looking back over the blog of Vasare: I have been following her blog for a while now and she always has really interesting things to share so definitely worth a browse! Having a second look at the Topshop Make Up Packaging has just made me realise how...

I would love to know Mia Nolting‘s secrets… creative secrets I mean. The secret to her success and all! I think her handwriting is really lovely. My favourite font ever? Another thing I find lovely about her is her lists. I love to write lists, it helps me a lot but they’re never as lovely looking as Mia’s! Biro over newspaper – genius. Lovely typography – I wish my handwriting was like that! I really...

Visual Expression task 1 involves 3 words: Strong. Practical. High-Tech. Everyone in my class was given 3 words to work with, and I think I got lucky? The first task was to create 2 A2 visual moodboards which incorporated all 3 words. We were given a list of specific things to put our words to: an animal, a famous person, 2 materials, a building style, 2 colours, an alcoholic drink/brand, 2 typefaces, a culinary dish,...

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