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… 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...

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...

Earlier today I went to a guest lecture by Chris Rain of Airside – a London based ‘creative agency’ with quite a heavy Japanese style influence. They work across basically all of the disciplines; graphic design, illustration, digital, interactive and moving image. Firstly, I love their logo: Simple but cool and I like how they don’t need to show all parts of the letters for it to still be legible! I think it probably works better as...

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...

Thursday 28th October and Friday 29th October – Possibly the two most stressful days of my life so far. These are the days which I had my first reviews for the work I have been doing in the first 6 weeks at Uni. Apparently you’re not supposed to do any work in the first year but I don’t think thats applicable for us Graphic Design students! And anyway, I want to do my best so...

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...

An odd post title, but I can explain… We have been working on a Film Posters brief for 2 weeks now, having written a film precis to one of several strange scenarios: Money has been replaced by kittens Politicians are lizards in disguise Karaoke is our national sport Owners are controlled by their pets Mobile phones and the internet fail catastrophically around the world simultaneously I chose ‘Politicians are lizards in disguise’ and produced my...

After finishing the summer project (name badge), I thought we had seen the last of making badge for a while…. not quite the case! In our Wednesday tutorial we were set The Helvetica Challenge. I know Helvetica to be a bit of a Graphic Designer’s favourite – my friend Luis absolutely LOVES Helvetica! It has been cliche in recent years with branding and corporate identity featuring it as the main logo font – only the...

Today the final badge was born(made). One of the technicians at TPH (Thomas Parker House) kindly made my design into an actual badge! If you remember, all of my designs were in pencil so I digitalised and printed them off on my shiny new printer (had to get a new one because although my old printer had a CD for installation with Mac, it wasn’t compatible!): As you can see… the badge cutter was actually...

Pencil, pencil crayons, fine liners, felt tips, paint, collage and 4 hours to produce 100 different variations of teapots or skulls. It felt a bit like the Mad Hatter’s tea party…. the majority of people chose teapots, including me! 100 drawings sounds ALOT but it was ok up until about 60; that’s when I started to get stuck for ideas. There were sooooo many good ideas/pages – from pumpkin teapots to typographic teapots, and even...

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