Friday, 14 March 2014

Kate Moross

Graphic Designer Kate Moross is who I have been looking at today. 

Moving Image:


Monday, 3 March 2014

Art Direction/Photography Inspiration

Adi Goodrich, set design and art direction, collaboration with JUCO. 
These images stood out due to the bold use of colour that creates a connection between the models and their environment. In addition to this, the backgrounds depict patterns which contrast the position of the models bodies. For example, image two shows fluid lines in the background, opposing the angular shape created by the model.

Photographer, Pauline Darley




The image below is from a project, "16 and pregnant." The photograph creates a youthful, childlike image of the 16 year old, (Alice in Wonderland in style),  in order to emphasise the shock of the young pregnancy. The series is playful taking a humorous angle on the serious subject, one image showing the girl with a balloon under her top to create a pregnancy bump. The girl appears to be enjoying her childhood and suddenly it is over. 

 Here the red is really eventuated within the woodland setting of earthy tones. As is the soft fabric of the clothing with the rough stone and textural leaves.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Colours and Textures - Amelia's Anthology of Illustration

The book image below shows a poster by Melville Design from Novum magazine. I picked this one out because of the boldness of the design and the use of colour creating atmosphere.

The images below are all illustrations I really liked from a library book I found lying around in the studio, "Amelia's anthology of illustration." I am particularly interested in the use of scanned textures and the use of colour in these as I am looking to work with stronger colour combinations in upcoming projects.

Below: Karolin Schnoor

Below:Cristina Hagerfols

Below:Ana Botezatu

Below:Amy Rhian

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Developping a Logo / Hand Drawn Type

In this project I will create the branding for a fictional chilli festival. The project gives me the potential to create all sorts of promotional material and items for the festival itself, including, a logo,website, tickets, banners, merchandise etc. As the subject matter relates to food I wanted to try a natural image for the branding which will showcase a 'local' festival. 

I came up with the idea of using hand drawn type.  I began by copying a few words of a slab serif typeface and creating Mexican style pattern over the text. I then scanned it in and cleaned it up in Illustrator. (Image 1) 

A recent blog post I made shows a food poster which had a chopping board as the central point. I took this as inspiration and experimented with combining a wooden texture, along with my photographs and hand drawn type. (Image 2)

As a result of this I decided to use Clarendon as a base for a full typeface so I traced over the lettering and added patterns. Again, I cleaned this up in Illustrator. (Image 4 & 5) Finally, I combined the ideas and played around to design a logo for the festival. (image 6 & 7)

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

The Art of Being Odd

This was a small project which could be ongoing. I thought of personality/physical traits about myself and had to make one of those visual. The idea is to get us thinking about ways to make ourselves stand out in the industry by discovering "what makes me, me?" or "what makes me odd?"

I chose to visually show the fact that I am always asking questions, my desire to know more. I create some hand drawn type to make the piece feel personal. 

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Quentin Jones

I have looked back at some old posts and unfortunately some of the links to images I have previously used when blogging have been changed. So I got looking at Quentin Jones and again and have found some stuff I haven't seen before. There are also some interesting moving image work on her website: