Wednesday, 30 December 2009

The HND Course Graphic Design

I have resonantly found the picture to the HND
course for Graphic Design, (last years students)
when i viewed the exhibition which was presented
by the student on the HND Course
while i was looking
at there final outcomes, you could really see the
designs they had come up with where extraordinary,
they had designs things that where based from a
design and yet they are on a 3D object like trainers.
These are some of the student work that really
interested me


















IMAGE ABOVE
This is a poster advertising Wagamama's,

which are basically clean, fresh chines food
cooked then and there.when I look at this
poster it makes it look friesh and exsiting
I really like the wave are designed full of
lines with different of blues, its got that
ethnic feel to it in the design as well as
making it looking different and unique














IMAGE ABOVE
These simple plimsales are really
made affective with the simple
yet complicated hand designed
pen drawing, the plimsales are a
final i think is a brilliant design,
i really think people would love
this design and would buy them.


ITS FRESH AND INVENTIVE
MY FAVOURITE















IMAGE ABOVE AND BELOW
These 2 final outcomes are from the same artist,
i really like the outcomes, i like the drawings that
are different, they
remind me of the animated film '
Robots' in the style they are drawn and with the
colours they use.














IMAGE BELOW
I really like this 70's - 80'sfont design using
fecords, with the look of the records

of the design on the typefaces it makes it
look aged, like it was designed in the past
















The Exhibition was a grate success for me in
a way it proved to me that u don't have to
just design posters and book covers you can also
design designs for 3D objects as well,
its also tout me that old can be new and that its
how you present your outcomes that
makes it look profetional and stylalized.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

!950's website finding

As I’m studying the 1950’s I did a search on Google. I found a website that shows me everything about the 1950’s, its about outfits mainly, showing loads of different 50’s clothes things like bowling tops, but for the 50’s they had classic, retro, longemaster and swingmaster as well as the traditional t-shirt. There are also plenty of other bits about the 50’s, Hollywood legends, party goods, 50’s diner and drive in with plenty of others.
This website had really helped me with my packaging project, it has show me the basic style of American 50’s!


http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.bowlingshirt.com/images/bombshells/bombshell16_lg.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.bowlingshirt.com/closeouts/apparel/%3Fproductid%3D189&usg=__rr-h4W2bnJ71eKsnqOoSErnvd5Q=&h=1224&w=750&sz=152&hl=en&start=2&um=1&tbnid=YSxk0PE-ePyNPM:&tbnh=150&tbnw=92&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpin%2Bup%2Bgirls%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26sa%3DG%26um%3D1

Monday, 7 December 2009

latest essay

please read my essay and let me now how i could improve it ! (pics coming soon)

Paul Rand

Paul Rand (Peretz Rosenbaum) was born in Brooklyn, New York in August the 14 1914, he was a Graphic designer that was best known for his corporate logo designs.
He got in to design at a very young age, painting signs for his father’s grocery store as well as for school events. Rand’s father did not believe art could provide his son with a sufficient livelihood, and so he required Paul to attend Manhattan’s Harren High School while taking night classes at the Pratt Institute, Rand was by-and-large “self-taught as a designer, learning about the works of Cassandre and Moholy-Nagy from European magazines such as Gebrauchsgraphik.”

His career began with humble assignments, starting with a part-time position creating stock images for a syndicate that supplied graphics to various newspapers and magazines. Between his class assignments and his work, Rand was able to amass a fairly large portfolio, largely influenced by the German advertising style Sachplakat (object poster) as well as the works of Gustav Jensen. It was around this time that he decided to camouflage and abbreviate the overtly Jewish identity telegraphed by ‘Peretz Rosenbaum,’ shortening his forename to ‘Paul’ and taking ‘Rand’ from an uncle to form his new surname. Morris Wyszogrod, a friend and associate of Rand, noted that “he figured that ‘Paul Rand,’ four letters here, four letters there, would create a nice symbol. So he became Paul Rand." Roy R. Behrens notes the importance of this new title: “Rand’s new persona, which served as the brand name for his many accomplishments, was the first corporate identity he created, and it may also eventually prove to be the most enduring."Indeed, Rand was rapidly moving into the forefront of his profession. In his early twenties he was producing work that began to garner international acclaim, notably his designs on the covers of Direction magazine, which Rand produced for no fee in exchange for full artistic freedom. Among the accolades Rand received were those of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy:

The reputation Rand so rapidly amassed in his prodigious twenties never dissipated; rather, it only managed to increase through the years as the designer’s influential works and writings firmly established him as the √©minence grise of his profession.

Although Rand was most famous for the corporate logos he created in the 1950s and 1960s, his early work in page design was the initial source of his reputation. In 1936, Rand was given the job of setting the page layout for an Apparel Arts magazine anniversary issue. “His remarkable talent for
transforming mundane photographs into dynamic compositions, which gave editorial weight to the page” earned Rand a full-time job, as well as an offer to take over as art director for the Esquire-Coronet magazines. Initially, Rand refused this offer, claiming that he was not yet at the level the job required, but a year later he decided to go ahead with it, taking over responsibility for Esquire’s fashion pages at the young age of twenty-three.

The cover art for Direction magazine proved to be an important step in the development of the “Paul Rand look” that was not as yet fully developed. The December 1940 cover, which uses barbed wire to present the magazine as both a war-torn gift and a crucifix, is indicative of the artistic freedom Rand enjoyed at Direction; in Thoughts on Design Rand notes that it “is significant that the crucifix, aside from its religious implications, is a demonstration of pure plastic form as well a perfect union of the aggressive vertical (male) and the passive horizontal (female)." In ways such as this, Rand was experimenting with the introduction of themes normally found in the “high arts” into his new graphic design, further advancing his life-long goal of bridging the gap between his profession and that of Europe’s modernist.

The IBM was another Logo that Rand designed, it was the one that made him very famous for. The first design was the normal IBM logo and he was asked to improve it.
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta4ef1xBeMA)
The final out come is the bottom picture, you can see with the 3 IBM logos that the bottom one stands out more than the rest, what Paul Rand simply did was to reduce the 13 blue lines to 8, where its more blue it stands out more and there for stands out more to people. looking at the logos you can really see the changes but in todays design, it wouldn’t stand out with the bright coloured, heavy designs we have today. the first IBM logo was designed in 1956, when you look at the design below you can see there is a big difference between the 2 and thats Paul Rand’s design and then he improved it more by making it stand out more, changing the 13 blue lines to 8 blue lines.

Another logo he redesigned was the Harcourt brace and Company in 1957, Witch is a company that sells fiction and nonfiction books to adults and children. This logo is very simple but affective for the era, in this time there technology was not as advance as now, so things would of been simple, if you look at the design now you can see how the logo had changed and how technology has changed and improved, because of this the designs have got random and wacky.

This logo that Paul Rand also designed was colorforms in 1959, witch is a company that designs “paper toys” they describe the toys to be “sheet images and shapes that can be applied to a slick cardboard background board, much like placing paper dolls against a paper backdrop” so when you look at the logo (right image) you can tell where he got his idea from when you look at the toys (left image). this logo looks really inventive and it really suits the age rang, its also got really bright colours that would shout if it was in a shop window or on the wall.

United percale service (UPS)1961, This packaging delivery company logo that Rand designed, as you can see the design is very simple, its gone for a shield shape, its got a bow on top, shouting that its a packaging company, its also very plain saying that it would of been an early company just starting, with not a lot of money. where you look at the current logo, you can see that its more presentable and even looks 3D , the colours also stand out but still using the brown colours from the brown packaging colours, you can also see that they have changed the type face to something bolder.

The American Broadcasting corporation (abc) 1962, the bigger logo is the logo designed in 1962 by Paul Rand. This simple logo is really affective i like the way the font fits in with the roundness of the circle, you can also see where they have improved it (smaller image) they basically have made it 3D and shinny, i actually prefer it as it was before, i like the simple look it looks like the letters have been cut out and your left with a stencil.
i think the current logo (smaller image) is slightly over worked with the lighting, they have tried to add shading and reflections in the design to make the design come to
live and look 3D

NeXT computer, Rand designed this logo in 1986, this logo was created for a for a computer company, i rally like the 3D affect with this design, i like the bright colours in the text i also like the simple font its very affective. This logo is the only one that hasn’t been improved to another logo, this logo has stayed the same since it was designed in 1986.

Hub TV, 1995, looking at this logo, i really don’t no what paul rand was trying to come up with, i like the type face but that its it, i think the was he has put it in a random circle and random colour for the text is very unprofessional.

The NeXT computer logo and Hub TV both of these 2 are very similar you can see that in between the time of this logos (9 years) they are very similar and Paul Rand must of hit a point where he liked this style.

When you get to his final piece of work you can see that his style changes and he goes back to dull colours
Doug Evans + partners, this was the last one designed before he died in 1996 of cancer, i really like the was its in another letter, looking at this one i think this is the most advance graphical one out of all of them, the way the words curve round with the ‘E’ i also like the colours but they might be a bit dark.

Paul didn’t just design logos for companies he also design posters, packaging, books, advertising and many more! http://www.paul-rand.com/gallery.shtml
you can really see from his website that he was interested in his work and believed in it, i think for him to do graphic design was more like a hobby rather than a job, his work was based on illustration and graphics so he also experimented. i also looked on youtube about him, he was a man that new all about graphics and it was sad to read that he died of cancer in 1996
He is buried in Beth El Cemetery in Norwalk, Connecticut.

The main wesites i looked at where

http://www.paul-rand.com/gallery.shtml

http://www.paul-rand.com/gallery.shtml

http://www.logodesignlove.com/all-about-paul-rand

http://www.logodesignlove.com/all-about-paul-rand

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Packaging project

when i started this project i thought it would easy as we where choosing our own product to redesign, choosing KRISPY KREMES wasn't a good idea as i havn't got a clue on how to re design it but i will have a go...

i have so far done all my research in to the company and the packaging side of things, I've also looked in to the history, of both KRISPY KREMES and packaging, aswell as recycling as it requires it in the brief.

my next step is to look at artists, i was thinking that becuase of KRISPY KREMES being basted about the 1950 (diner style) so i have desided to look at Rockwell, very detailed and very talanted man, he shows people in reality but makes it funny in a way, when u look at his paintings, all of the charicters eyes have so much caricture and feel.

You look at the packaging for KRISPY KREMES and you can also see that all of the packaging is dots, there is only one artist that does dots in his work and that is roy lichtenstein, im going to study his work and perhaps design the KRISPY KREME packaging on his work

(more coming soon)

Monday, 16 November 2009

packaging project

KRISPY KREME

My packaging project is about re-designing the packaging for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
On the 14/11/09 i went up to Bluewater to visit the Krispy Kreme shop
They had loads of different types of of Doughnuts







these are pictures of the doughnuts all in the box

Packaging project

Monday, 19 October 2009

Faversham Carnival

ON THE 17TH OF OCTOBER IN FAVERSHAM, IT WAS THE FAVERSHAM FAIR
ME AND THE BROWNIES WHERE JOINED IN, I DESIGNED AND MADE THE FLOT FOR OUR BROWNIES OUR THEME WAS PIRATES SO I DESIGNED A PIRATE SHIP,I USED A BASIC BOAT SHAPE OUT OF WOOD AND WAS PAINTED BROWN, I THEN USING OLD TESCO BANNERS WHICK WAS WHITE ON THE BACK, WAS PLACED ROUND THE OUTSIDE OF THE BOAT.
WE ALSO HAD SOME SPARE WHITE MATIRAL SO THAT WAS USED AS THE SAIL WHICH HAS ONE OF MY OWN OLD TEDDY BEARS OVER ALL THE BOAT WAS A GRATE SUCCESSE, SEP EVERY ONE LOOKED AT OUR BOAT AND SAID WOOOW ITS SO CALL AND THEN SAID 'EVERY LITTLE HELPS', WHICH THEY READ FROM THE TESCO BANNERS






Monday, 12 October 2009

Typography

i have designed different typefaces for my typography project.
i had designed loads of different fonts, from just drawing then by hand with pencil pen and other materials, I've also gone on illustrator and designed fonts by computer where i have a font and then i create an out line around the text which allows me to to edit the font.
i have just tried creating a font using objects, the class as a howl, we all chose different objects
i chose Comdoms simply becuase no one else did and i though it would be a good idea to make type out of Comdoms, when it came to doing the type it was a lot harder, becuase i couldn't get the right shape out of it. But once i had sone them i made them black and white whick made it easyer because it didn't shout out what they where but it made it fight in with the book sex and typography.

IMAGE COMING SOON!

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Typography

Entrys on YOUTUBE

while looking at the history of type, i came to think what do people of every day think about type, how do they use it, even more, how do they use it to describe things.
so i thought youtube, ever one puts videos on youtube
i found 2 entries about typography, both using type to explain things

V for Vendetta
In this youtube entry i found that it was all type, watching it, when V talks the highs and lows of his voice is shown in the text, like when he laughs the words 'ha' jumps and rotates, so his voice goes higher then lower.
and if ur using a scared voice the text is small and if ur shouting more the text is big.
watch it and u will see.
V for Vendetta

where hes describing himslef
words are getting bigger and
smaller
the old sentance is the paler
text to the left of the screen
shot and the curent text is in
white!!!!



The other entry was called
social life with friends (kinetic typography)
This entry is based on a poem whitch talks about the fact that you can only do one thing at once with other things. When you whach the type move you can see that the fonts change when hes talking about a different subject and it also uses the type for images, like when the poem is talking about time the poem talks and the word are inprinted on to this basic clock out line, with the on of the head clicking and its sayign times going by.




this is a screen shot of the clock
where the words are rushing on
but the clock is still ticking and
passing on!!!!



Between the two you can tell they both have things in commen, they both use type in the same way, as some one talk the words type and repet, they also use the font size and punchuation to choose the mood but they have different meaning, V for Vendetta
is about a mad man that is explaining him self to a lady that scared, so while shes scared and the font is small and simple and stays staying up right, while the man is load and using big and exsplianing words, which are confusing, and it shows it on the page, the words twist and and get bigger, some times they go right to left, instead of left to right and bottom to top instead of top to bottom. its wild and wakey and it shows it by the text!!!!!!!!
where social life with friends (kinetic typography) is for exsplaining the poem and not the way the man is saying it, its used more to help describe the poem, in this entry it uses a lot more of differnet typefaces.

Both very different but simula at the same time


Monday, 28 September 2009

where to go !

UCA
Maidstone

This Illustration course is a 3year course, (which i didn't want to do because of it being so long) Offers me a grate opportunity to go far things line:
  • printmaking: etching, silk screen, lithography and lino cuts
  • animation
  • video
  • photography
  • image manipulation and creation on computers using: Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator software
  • moving image manipulation and creation on computers using: Flash, Premier, After Effects and Maya software

where to go !

Loughborough University

Illustration
Graphic communication

Although this course is 3years instead of the single year this course does look good and offer a lot of openings for me from life drawing to animation, although i can not find the course on there website i have got the course from there prospectus.

Where to go !

GREENWICH

This 2 year course would take some work to get in, i would need to write an essay to get in about Fine art which i haven't done, and its not relevant to my course. i don't think i would go for this course which is a shame because i would love to do the contents of the course, they look fun to do and i would have to look in to it if i go for it.

Contents

This programme is flexible but may include:

  • Sculpture
  • Printmaking
  • Painting
  • Digital Image Manipulation
  • Photography

Where to go !


Goldsmiths, University of London


This is the link !

For this course doesn't say what entry requirements you need to get in.
The website or prospectus!

From the Prospectus, where it says what you study, it sounds like you would be working very independently rather than having a tutor there. I would need to check the place out before i go further.

Open days:
19 November 2009 and 25 November 2009
both starting at 1pm.

where to go !

Coventry University

this is the website link

In this course i would be studying Fine art and illustration for 3 years. i have got the entry requirements (5 GCSE's at grade A-C) to get in to the course.

open days

Saturday 10 October
Saturday 24 October

Friday, 25 September 2009

we went out in to town to see if we can find letters of the alphabet using just what we saw and a camera
we found things that where done by shadows, materials and even statutes

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Alan Fletcher essay

Most people use Google search or Books for rearch subjects or information but i desided to try Youtube!
i found a video on Youtube about Alan Fletcher talking about his new book
the art of looking sideways.

i really like this book!

IN the Youtube Video he explains all about the designs
Eg: a zebra, is it black, with white stripes, or white, with black stripes!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, 21 September 2009

my photos


this photo is taken the road behind Tesco in Faversham, i simply changed the settings to sepia and took the picture
i like it because it gives it a period affect like its from a different year.











This picture i was in my room and the straw made a funny patton on the wall from the light and the glass

Garden Corset


My last 4 weeks at school i designed a
corset and made it. it really turned out
well and i found that it was wearable
as well, my teacher wear it for the hole
day.





These images are all shown on
my
deviantart page
One of the tasks was to take a picture, with attached looking at the image not just taking the picture, we using the AV mood, we where changing the Aperture to make things look closer, clearer and things in the background bury
with the help of my tutor i managed to get the perfect picture!


Thanks ! xxx

runnrer up christmas card for paperchase

At Christmas last year me and my class mates all entered to design a Christmas card for Paperchase. I tryed all different medias, from screan printing to block printing and from paper to computer. I really liked my out come.


When Paperchase looked at my work although they didn't choose my final outcome
they choose the one below. When they came to picking a winner i was only a runner up but it was worth it.

This is the picture they chose from my work



Roy Lichtenstein









Roy Lichtenstein
One of my favorite artist ever, i really like his work
the bold black lines and dots really stand out with the primary colours

applying for ucas

After i finish this course, im going to move on to another course, but i need to find a course thats best for me.

i applied for UCAS
i registered
i found it quick and easy

so now i can go on the UCAS website and look at the right courses for me

so now i can look for courses right for me
!

Monday, 14 September 2009

unit 10-blog set up

Today i have crated a blog for my unit 10 which is for my Graphic design national diploma course.
I'm going to use this blogger as a reference for my research on art work, to new designers to new findings.