Friday, 26 November 2010

amazing illustration styles


im never going to grow out of double/multiple exposures ive decided. 
thyre just  too damn fascinating for me. 
people describe as being completely 'random'
i disagree, each angle and shot has been taken with this in mind, ive easily done more than 100 rolls now
so i feel ive a good eye for setting up each shot knowing how it will blend with the next, 
of course there will always be a large degree of utter spontaneuity, and thats what makes it fascinating

i cant determine exaxtly hwo its going to mix, what shapes/ colours are going to emerge and what thyre going to create.

these are a handful of the latest batch from the summer [still got a good half dozen to scan in still!]
my main problem now is how to feed this into my A-Z project, it fits in beutifully with the word 'analogue' but the thing is am not so sure about just bashing out another book-is that really the best format for these things?

i may do a few on t-shirts.
recommendations are VERY welcome

what the hell kind of title could i use for these?
what word comes to mind for you?

one of my particular favourites...

Otto illustrator // handmade and bound fair

When i visited the handmade+bound fair last week this illustrators work stood out for me, his books are very expensive but hand bound and printed,

i think his use of imagery to create say buildings out of receipts n that is brilliant

brilliant work

Friday, 19 November 2010


this is what a fucking amazing design website look like
this person still hasnt even graduated yet!!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

LIBERATED PRESS // digital development!! [finally!]

finally got cracking on some digital stuff! - i know not quite what ud call digital but it is for me! this is the first cracks into what id love to achieve out of the computer. mixing hand made with digital LOVE IT!!

LETTERPRESS EXPERIMENTS // liberty development work


iM going to be so gutted to leave lcc
and when i do one of the things ill miss are the facilities, especially how inspired ive become with letterpress
omg its like printmaking a core graphic design typography come together
and the finish is so amazing!
anyway for liberty LIBERATED PRESS i wanted to utilise this and some techniques ive touched upon for the final piece...

 yeah none of these pics are in order. Thanks blogger for making it so easy to move my uploaded images around

these are the most basic of experiments. this is work for the 'ONOMATOPEIA' a-z project
making the type physical and litrally getting my hands on it and exposing it to some kind of process or decay. more ideas include BURN, MELT, RUST, INFLATE, FADE etc
and will litrally burn or fade the letters. 

with an outcome maybe of a kind of designers a-z chart as if for children.but for designers

My favourite experiment for the word GREEN. in a previous project i accidently leant accross my type while it was wet with ink, printed it and the fine detail of my t-shirt came out exquisitely on my print! i couldnt believe it! so then went and excitedely collected other textures to print with and now found a relevan home with this project USING LEAVES!

i got the best detail, you can see each vain of the leaf. put the leaf acccross the type, paper on top, bring the roller accross, remove it all-then print it! great! 

 for the liberty LIBERATED PRESS project, at first i just took the numbers 185 and messed about with that, printing it weirdly etc. but my heart wasnt in the results. took it to paul and an idea i had for someone elses work was suggested i use in my own

so wanting to utilise letterpress i litrally did as much madness as possible , using the idea of 1885-135 years ago and wanted to use a process an font that reflected this and this was perfect. i basicly tried to 'age' the prints and expose them to things so it looked aged and new

i used scrinched up paper and an old rag. in the end i used another way of using the press perfectly ilegally and getting the most insane result but i never did this before and looks so cool

these are my final experiments WHICH I LOVE
i used this with a mixture of digital and hand drawn illustration [results in next post]


found some cool collage. really like this cut and paste. im moving more into digital now but this is so cool had to put it in my digital scrapbook

OPEN HOUSE - day trip to Ad Agencies!

Open House was a fantastic day ! basicly some of the major design agencies in East London opened their doors for a few lucky students to come in a look around. a bit like a graphic design willy wonker story
and with free cappocino [how the hell do you spell that coffee name!?} fruit newspapers n bacon rolls in the food hall! [above image]

we started off at 'Poke' and i was very impressed by the people and work space. I felt somewhere like here was worth working towards and if I work hard enough i could carve myself a place in the future.maybe.

We began by talking about how we should research and look at agencies to work for. Not all of them would be right for us. somewhere there is the perfect agency for us

heres what to look for:

OPEN-open plan studio&lack of heirarchy

NO DEFINED PROCESS-defined process=routine=boring=not creative

WORK ON THE WALL-work in progress on the wall is good-sharpens and focuses ideas explaining it to anyone who sees or wants to know

UNIQUE WORK-unlike anyone elses. also there is just too much inspiration out there, dont get sucked into it all.just start working

DIVERSITY-variety is the spice of life! variety of clients,projects,solutions,ideas,platforms

-and never be afraid to say you dont like or agree with something, ppl may actually give you more respect FOR BEING HONEST

PEOPLE HAVING A LAUGH. -guage the culture-what would it be like

the 'NOW GO HOME AND DO OTHER STUFF' ATTITUDE- have a life, blog ,interest outside of work/design


CHANGE IS REGARDED AS AN OPPORTUNITY.the only certainty is change!

 I loved the unruly work areas and i love the wall of ideas next to the kitchen.

I asked Poke and LBi what makes someone employable?


GOOD IDEAS, ARE GOOD IDEAS. they are media neutral GET THE IDEA ACCROSS. and good craft skills! how to articulate and communicate ideas is key.

all agencies said this. and MAKE AN IMPRESSION.

BE CREATIVE IN YOUR outside do whatever it take, dont use an agency
-when there is a specific need ,you get recruited.
-think abou it, if its a digital agency, have a digital portfolio


-particular passion? GO FOR IT!!
and interests and Passions outside of work-KEEP A BLOG!!BLOGS ARE GOOD!

LBi was great, and i thank them for a great talk and tour, but was far too business officey and not so much that but far more digital and websitey n all this for me to hope to even have a chance at even thinking of this place
the sheer scale of it doestn daunt me, wouldnt be my first choice tho

Digit wer so cool.the office was cool even though we didnt see that much of it, but the mad cool design toys as id call them wer great! heres me messing about with digital spraypaint!
the people we met a digit wer really laid back good people. they in particular mae me feel both relaced and confident about applying for work in the future and that there is a place for people like me. especially if i work hard enough

i learnt from them as an intern/junior designer..
-always ask questions
-want an opinion on your work
-be part of the team

we should pitch ourselves at first as a junior designer instead of intern


this was a bit of a laugh really, and a bit wierd and a bit rude

can you see the cat?
he built an empire from jelly.litrally

they even passed a jelly round for us to try!
even had gin and rasberrys in it

omg.i know. i was debating putting it up here. did it anyway

some things i learnt from the amazing speakers:

have an idea?-get sonsorship AND JUST GO FOR IT!

believe in your idea
there is ALWAYS a solution
never assume anything