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Container PLUS is a three woman collective (girl power!) of quirky art, graphic design, photography… basically multi talented & multidisciplinary. Today, one third of ContainerPLUS came to speak to us Lincoln Graphic Design students about their work and life in ‘The Industry’… (Really loved the Container PLUS inspired poster for this lecture –  nice work, Third year Talks team!) Nicola, Patricia and Luise (who gave our talk on her own today) create weird, wonderful and quirky...

So my Zine is nearly done… time to dress it now a.k.a put front & back covers on! I wanted to use a cigarette packet in the design somehow, and at first was just going to draw a cigarette packet design onto the covers BUT then a more interesting idea jumped in and took over; a cigarette packet as the cover! I wasn’t sure how it would work so made a couple of nets: When...

Printing my zines wasn’t as smooth as I hoped it would be… You remember that lovely paper I told you about in my last post? Well I couldn’t use it because it wasn’t actually A4 – It’s a weird size; A4 length but not width! So I was pretty angry about that!! And I nearly printed my whole batch of zines with one of the wrong pages in place…. … it was a close call!...

… a.k.a getting in the Zine mood! I wish I could get paid to blog but I don’t think it’s really a job is it? Nevermind 🙂 Working on the most confusing part of the whole Zine process right now – Imposition/pagination! Scary words right there but put simply, page order – a lot harder than you think! I’ve made it a bit harder for myself too because my Zine is A6 size – A5...

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...

Yesterday we got all sketchy in class with some old format technology! Old Macs, Typewriters, Cameras, Floppy Disks, Stereos… the list goes on! Armed with lots of pens, pencils and paints we flexed our creative muscles: As an 80’s child (for 6 days) I decided to take the Neon approach for my stereo… Then in groups of 3 we produced a big drawing, starting from the same point but in each of our own different...

After the Airside lecture last week, I decided I definitely wanted to go to more talks and luckily  for me the third years have got quite a few more lined up! Guest speaker for today: YCN! I had heard of YCN before because of the YCN awards but I didn’t realise they actually design too, so that was a nice discovery! Today was a free lecture and we even got free samples of energy drink...

Over the christmas holiday we were set a project to produce an A6 type tart card. The type tart card has already been celebrated by Wallpaper magazine, St Bride’s Library and Type, where they asked designers to embrace their inner type tart and create a card. In total, 450 cards were produced and displayed at the KK Outlet in London between 22 – 29 June 2009 – I wish I could have gone because there...

Can I be a Graphic Designer if printers hate me? On Tuesday, after about 2 hours trying to set the document up correctly, I sent an A0 length document (Magazine spread finals belonging to Helen and myself) to the plotter printer (with help from a 3rd year) and this is what happened…. I am half smiling here but in fact, i wanted to cry…  Lesson of the day – don’t use the plotter.

After talking to Tim last week, I decided that I wanted to reshoot my images. I wanted something that I could find a lot of, could shoot in the same style and that was different to what everyone else was doing. I came up with 2 ideas: Road surface text and Yellow signs. I decided to take Aled out on our weekly Cafe Nero sketching trip Tuesday and go with both ideas, which I could...

You know, making a stop motion animation of how to measure 5 metres of wallpaper lining is a really great way to be doing a project, but not be doing anything useful for the project! Although, we will have to make a 30sec animation in the end so maybe I am actually doing the project, or practicing anyway!? 🙂 Lucky that my flat mates are away for the weekend… I was being a bit of...

As an update from the previous post ‘Lizards are politicians?’… I have finished the poster! I don’t like it, but here it is: Quite different to what I showed you in the previous post! I wanted to make the tie more tie shaped, so I lengthened it and changed the shape of the collar too using a photo I took for my 365 (Corrr, back in the day! At least its coming in handy) I...

Basically neat vs messy, smooth vs messy and easy to read vs hard to read sometimes. I don’t think I will ever learn about using pencil and then having to present/photograph work! Nevermind! In class I got some feedback from Sinclair and have decided which unconventional typeface to pursue with… The final task was to put all my work together. I tried to do a few extra bits to help it flow more as a...

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