Today I have had a lot of fun experimenting with inks, cut outs, and animals. Since easter is coming up very fast and we have a Hughnique event, I decided that I would create finger print illustrations. I was given a brief task by Andy as he thinks we need to have some time away from all our projects and to experiment and play around with styles and techniques. I usually hate going off on my protects as I like to get them completed and finished in the deadlines I set myself in my head, if that makes any sense! But I really did enjoy this, I was given 4 pieces of paper with different words and themes on. I got Marion Deuchars, penguins, Istanbul, and A Lincolyn. I picked Marion Deuchars, and penguins. Marion Deuchars is an English illustrator, who by the way is brilliant. I have really enjoyed looking through her types of styles and work. Anyways since doing Andy’s little experiments I realised I could do other cut out animals and add slight detail like, coloured tracing paper to give it more texture and effect. I really like the designs, not saying they are brilliant or sellable, but I enjoy creating them! However it would be nice to make a few pennies at Hughnique!
While doing a bit of our photography project, all the FD group decided we would play there Kerning Game. Which is going the correct positioning of type! Its brilliant, however our scores didn’t match up, I did like knowing I got 94% overall and no one else did, but thats my ego building up I guess. I didn’t win the game, couldn’t handle the pressure! It is brilliant though!
For today’s mini task for Shirley’s typography project! We was given the task to print a piece of type, A2. I was going to create something with one of Paula scher’s quotes, however I changed my mind and decided to use one of my lost favourite quotes. Hitch is a lion does not lose sleep on the opinion of sheep, however I changed it slightly from lion to wolf as I think that makes a whole lot more sense! I thought I would print a illustration on my quote using my finger prints as the the main body of something, my inspiration was from an English illustrator called Marion Deuchars! Here is my work! I really like it and enjoy it’s simplicity!
This is a working process but for the penguin competition we created a board which we pin important parts we think are relevant towards the project and it looks brilliant!
Don’t worry I’m not talking about the dreadful space centre! I’m talking about our area within the design studio! We have taken over yet another area!! It’s great! We separated the walls using pin up wall dividers. Which are brilliant must I add, but never put them straight! We then decided we would put our sketchbook pages onto the walls! So everyone was photocopying each page (well the ‘good ones’) I like to think, and we putting up process had begun! It looks brilliant! Wish Kim had left her book in though couldn’t put any of hers up!!
Yesterday the FD group got split into two teams! Boys vs girls. Does not take a genius to guess who won! Anyway it was me and Jennie vs John, Adam, and Ben, our task was to create a zine, that included a pull out, two images we had taken and it had to be 10 pages long, we first looked at the layout and design, how the zine was going to look and be presented! Once we figured it out we looked at the layout of the pages and what was going were. Our topic was about coffee, which was brilliant! I love coffee! Then we created Pinterest boards were we put quotes, facts, and information about coffee, also pictures! I then researched what are zines and who users them! Which is a lot of people, let me tell you! We got given a deadline which was the same day!! Ahhh! Luckily we finished before the boys and in time, we had a mock up, an official mockup and 5 copies so everyone could look through our zine! It was a complete success! I had a lot of fun doing it too!