Friday, 26 November 2010
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...
i think his use of imagery to create say buildings out of receipts n that is brilliant
Friday, 19 November 2010
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
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!!
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]
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
PASSION,PASSION,PASSION-level of interest+passion, NEVER BE SCARED TO SAY WHO YOU ARE,BELIEVE AND ENJOY!=good work!
-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
COLLABORATION IS MAJIC+FUN.HAS TO BE PRESENT. GOOD STUFF HAPPENS WHEN YOU PUT 2 DIFFERENT ENTITIES TOGETHER
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?
IDEAS , CRAFT SKILLS ,
PASSION & ENTHUSIASM
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 APPLICATION.camp 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
ABILITY TO GET ON WITH PEOPLE
-particular passion? GO FOR IT!!
and interests and Passions outside of work-KEEP A BLOG!!BLOGS ARE GOOD!-
|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
The ' BRILLIANT DESIGN LECTURE'
this was a bit of a laugh really, and a bit wierd and a bit rude
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
HOLD YOUR NERVE
there is ALWAYS a solution
never assume anything
BE DIFFERENT AND DONT BE SCARED