Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

Five Friends

Deliverable for the 'zine'-brief: A book about five friends.
'Zines' are cheaply made printed books, booklets, comics or magazines etc.


Brief



Drawings from the trip





Drawings from photos


Cover


End paper



Spreads


Back cover








Spreads

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Argumentative Typography

3 Compositions for representing an argument typographically, (original brief here).

Initial Idea Sketches

Composition One:
Representing the 'maze' an argument can become: There are always several reactions, i.e. 'aggressive' and 'calming' reactions.

Final Composition



First Sketches

Composition two: Two sides to each argument. Only using blue or red glasses you can read each side of the argument properly. There is also white Letraset on white paper to represent aspects of arguments, which only become apparent when looking/listening more closely.

Final Composition, hand rendered Guache and Letraset


Computer rendered type to be traced later


Screen colour tests


Experiments with styles and colours


Initial Sketch

Composition three: Flipbook. Hand-rendered type, animated in Flash, single frames printed on stickers. One sticker per page.

Cover


Flipping pages


Final frames



Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Portrait Photography

Researching portrait photography for a new college project I came across this book from an exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in 2004.

About Face, Photography and the Death of the Portrait, published by Hayward Gallery Publishing, London


Aziz + Cucher, Rick, from the series DYSTOPIA, 1995


Pierre Radisic, Couple 8-5-82, 1982


Keith Cottingham, Fictitious Portraits, 1992


Daniele Buetti, Looking for Love, 1996


Tibor Kalman, From the series 'What if', published in 'Colors' magazine (issue 4), 1993


Lawick Mueller, Athena Velletri - Nina (left), Apollo from Olympia - Oliver (right), from the series 'PERFECTLY superNATURAL', 1999

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Quick Pixelation

video
No idea which bug Blogspot swallowed now, this video is not supposed to look anything like what you can see above, however I quite like it so I'll leave it on the post and will try to upload the video again in a little while.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Quick Comic

Yesterday we started a new subject which will become a regular part of our curriculum: Design. Below is our first brief, we had to do the first part yesterday within two ours. I decided to draw a comic since I have been reading lots of comics (i.e. 'Maus', 'Eightball', 'Jimmy Corrigan') and lots about comics (i.e. 'Understanding Comics') recently, for my contextual studies which are on the subject of 'Comics and Visual Narrative'.

Brief


Outline of argument and first sketches


Final Comic

Thursday, October 18, 2007