Wednesday, 7 December 2011

project 3

i have to try and make this font visually interesting, using this font and only black and white font
as well as it all having to be the same size font, in a 15 by 15cm square
this isn't going to be easy at all!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Taking the Helvetica 'a', our new project is to place the 'a' in a 150mm (15 cm) box
we have to make it visually appealing within the box these are design ideas

Monday, 28 November 2011

New Project -type!

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!

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Final Cubism Wall

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 !


Final outcome - im very happy with the final outcome, i think it capture the things i set out to design, music and cubism, making it and interesting piece to look at as well as a nice design

just to prove that i haven't gone over the size limitations

designs idea

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

Logo design to size

After finally finalizing my logo, and making it look good i have planed

i have done the sizes required 25cm wide, 5cm wide and 1cm wide
in my brown logo and black and white logo!

cubism not changing

from seeing this on line (Google Search ) this being all the music notes, i decided to create a cubist notes from the original using the pen tool in illustrator

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Simons Photoshop Lesson

We was shown a few ways that we can work with type and then said make a poster of your choice! HELVETICA IS THE WAY TO GO !

Monday, 14 November 2011

Julio Del Castillo Vivero-photographer

Julio Del Castillo Vivero

Julio Del Castillo Vivero is a Spanish Photographer who is a freelance photography in the UK.

After meeting Julio and getting to know him and his work, I became passionate with his photos in ways that i could use him as a roll model for my photos

This is my version of Julio's work, taking into the account of colour contrast, a point of view (what a person looks at the most) and negative space


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!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Simon"s Photoshop lesson

Simons Photoshop lesson this week consisted of playing with the levels and exploring what u can change and get away with ! These are just my favourites.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Captain Jack Harkness Coat !

OMG I want this coat, its only £275
..... and the cardboard cut out !!!

Random image finding

what do you see first a man looking at you or a man looking left ?????

Sunday, 16 October 2011

What is Graphic Design

we where asked what is Graphic Design

i replied saying 'its a creative process used to advertise!"

Cubism Project

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.

Mapping Project

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.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Group 'ism' Project


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.

Chris Howl, clame to fame!

After doing the paper project, in the quode we meet Chris Howl and we promised him fame

so here it is, just like i promised xx

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Mini Project - Paper!

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 :

-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

some of my fav photos !