For my FMP (Final Major Project) I m going to choose a flower for the 2011, Chelsea Flower Show, in London and then take the flower and create the poster as well as many other advertisements. I hope to design something suitable for the age range as well as producing a design that is catchy and stands out. Once I design the poster I will illustrate other materials to help advertise the Chelsea Flower, such as: leaflets, banners, bags, umbrellas bags tickets badges even bracelets as well as many more.
I’m going to start the project researching into the Chelsea Flower Show, looking at the history of the location, and the people who run the show and even the flowers. I’m also going to look into a range of artists, modern and historical to see what would suit my design more such as, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Van Goth, Sue Bartlett, Lucy Orchard, Nick Schlee and even Paul Wright, which all are artist, but use different medias, in their work and for historical artist. On the 26th March I’m going to London to visit the natural history museum the history museum and the science museum and even the V&A, where I’m sure to find really interesting historic artists as well as looking at Georgia O’Keepe and Mrs Delaney, I’m also going to look into Botanical Illustration, which is what the Chelsea flower show use every year. I will also look into Garden designs as these might give me ideas how to present my ideas or even which flowers to use I know already I need to find a flower that’s summery, bright and beautiful, like a rose or a daisy but more interesting, I’m going to ask the public (using a questionnaire) if they have been? I have they heard of the Chelsea Flower show?
I’m going to do research in the LRC, to see if there is any information on the Chelsea Flower Show as well as talking to the Floristry course in the college to get idea on the flowers, which I could use but first and foremost I’m going to contact the Chelsea flower show to see if they have pictures of the current flowers used though out the years as well as looking on the Chelsea flower show website (also creating a bibliography as I go). I have also booked tickets to the Chelsea Flower Show on the 25th May 2010 so I can take loads of pictures and do loads of drawings, as well as even talking to some people doing the Chelsea flower show and even the people that run it ever year!
My first stage will be producing an illustration of a flower I will experiment with a range of different medias and even in the way I use the medias, showing different techniques, showing step by step as I go to different medias and especially with medias I have never used before.
I’m going to come up with a time scale so I have everything done by the finishing date:
Week 1 – Paper Work
Week 2 – Research into Chelsea Flower Show (as well as a trip to London for research)
Week 3 – Research into Artists
Week 4 – Experimental Work
Week 5 – Design Ideas
Week 6 – Develop Ideas
Week 7 – Develop Ideas
Week 8 – Final Outcome
Week 9 – Printing Company
Week 10 – Make sure it’s all completed
Once my design is completed, I’m going to send it to Chelsea to see what they think of my outcome and to also gain feedback. I am also going to create a daily log to review my project. I will also check with class mates on my project and also to help expand my ideas to make sure my design turn out as well as possible and to the best if my ability. Thought out the project I will also be doing class crit where I will be evaluating peoples work as well as people evaluating mine, peer evaluation, as part of the brief I have to have people look at my project and evaluate it in detail, and along the way I’m going to do a tutors review which my tutor will make shore I’m on the right trace and make shore I now where to go next, as well as giving a advice where to go next. Once I come up with my final I need to research into printing prices, to get my design and my booklet printed. I also need to research into the type of paper and even the size of the booklets.