My name is Sam Borton, I have just finished at Canterbury college studying graphic design and is now moving on to study art and design at UCA Maidstone
LOOK AT MY WORK AND LET ME NO WHAT U THINK,
GOOD OR BAD! likes/dislikes!
2 typefaces everyone can read! the 2 i have picked are not plan as i wanted to show that serif fonts can be legable Very old fashioned looking , for a serif font, it is legable and readable, the serifs don’t distal the typeface like some do! Its a legable font that i have found is eligant, and readalbe adding a serif works for this font making it indivigual and visualy interesting
2 typefaces that can be made big ! these 2 are simple and affective, sanserif fonts making them uncomplicated to make excremly big !
“Best type-face ever designed”, legable and clear and uncomplicated! My saying “bad typefaces are everywhere but good type faces are hidden and are often simple” ! ( I love the helvetica video ) Simple typeface, again the simpleness has made it really affective and legable, perfect for being made big!
Final Cubism Wall- although it has changed a lot over the last couple of weeks im glad that its pulled through and came up good (although there are a few changes i would make for next time) im glad in the end we worked as a team and got it done as a group !
After doing a lot of drawings of the book cover i narrowed it down to 2 designs as they where the only ones that was going to work, am would be appropriate for my cubist music cover design this one being one of them, but although it suits the brief its very boring and normal looking, it doesn't have that extra kick to make it look the best !
this is the sizes of the page to prove i haven't gone over the limit size
1. WHAT IS A SIGN? Using a range of examples of signs, illustrate and explain the difference between straightforward signs(denotation), like road-signs and pictograms, and more complex signs that use metaphors and allusion (connotation) such as some logos and album covers.
2. WHAT IS STYLE? Different styles mean different audiences and different ways of addressing them. Consider how a particular graphic design style (either current or from the past) connects with an audience.
3. WORDS AS IMAGES. Explore some examples of graphic design, where words are used to make pictures, or visually act out the meanings they carry. These examples should come from letterpress and digital printing. Discuss and compare their effects
Theses are the 3 essay questions we can choose from but the proper question is what one to choose. I have read and analyzed them and i have illuminated number 2 as i have done an essay like it before and there for i wouldn't have much research to come up with and to make the essay interesting and challenging. Speaking to Anne about the essay i brought up the question of "does it have to be relevant to the project we have just done" - Anne replying no but it would make it easyer for you, you have ur project to back up ur essay and the other way round for ur project
But me personally i really ant to do something different to my project to make it a fresh start, to exsplore and learn more things so im more drawn towards the question 3 I may do some research into the question and decide later!
After sitting down as a group and talking about our own ideas, we soon came up with a design with a range of all our ideas together we had 2 walls to work with and above our heads too
IMAGE ABOVE-all we had to start of with was a red straight line on one wall, which we all agreed we wanted to distal and make cubist looking. In the middle of the line we are sticking a 3D shape which you will have to look inside it to read a cubist quote (quote found when we did our presentation on cubism). below that there will be loads of cubist shapes (3D) made out of mesh and painted in muddy earthy colours, above will be a guitar in a cubist style and a cube is a detailed way, if u look at it straight on it will be fine but if you look at it at an angle it will be distilledIMAGE ABOVE -And on the other wall we have a font saying cubism out of paper leaflets holders and all around it we have distalled images so they just look like nothing in a cubist way, but when you look close you will realize they are loads of random images.
Follow on from the summer project, we where asked to map out findings ive come up with the idea of mapping my bed room in detail and show lines for things i like and dislike (the higher the line the more i like it, the lower the more i hate it) i really wanted to keep most of the things in the room similar to what they are in the room!
This is what i have so far:
Once i have finished this i will cut it so its equal white space on both sides on the map, and using a key, (which will be somewhere in the white space) will show the good and the bad in different colours. i love the amount of detail im going in to for this project, i have also found it interesting to work with different media in this project (like: watercolours, acrylics, gouache, pastels, oil pastels and even eye blusher, i have found that makeup also adds a rather interesting tone to my work, i used it mainly for the wood affect on the door.
Cubism was a movement that started in the 20th century, brought on my Pablo Picasso and then followed on by Georges Braque, It revolutionized european painting and sculpture and inspired related movements in music, literature and in architecture. The first branch of cubism, known as Analytic Cubism, was both radical and influential as a short but highly significant art movement between 1907 and 1911 in France. In its second phase, Synthetic Cubism, the movement spread and remained vital until around 1919, when the Surrealist movement gained popularity.
Even today we are influenced by cubism, the way we abstract our buildings and furniture not only in images, the Swedish are very well known for abstracting there furniture, making it seam modern, something new, no one has ever seen before but when have just made things more abstract, places like Ikea which is a Swedish shop that you can find all over the world.
We had an afternoon which we had to make something interesting out of something simple like....... plain, A4, white paper!
We where all split into groups and given a media to work with.
Lucky for us we got a ....... CAMERA !!!!!! wooooo!
Descusing as we picked up the camera and the paper, we where edvised to start outside, on the way we came up with ideas which found to be hard with a single shot, but better with an mini animation.
Before we started we came up with ideas that we could use to make these storys interesting catergorys where created :
-Trees! -Origami plains ! -Insects ! -Fortune teller ! - MURDER, but who did it and how did it happen, who knows ?????? -Fortune teller blending in! - Epic shots of the Janitor mowing the lorn lol - Fortune teller coming to life and being hungry : 3 - The End xxx