Saturday 28 November 2009

The state of my studio space

Got some of the zine pages arranged here - including stuff from Kat and Chantal. Still waiting for Neil to finish his before we start trying to work out the layout. Hopefully will be finished in the next week.

My wall in the level two studio. It's getting pretty full of posters and prints now. Might have to get rid of some of it to make space for the new bits and pieces on the way from the D&AD project.

I printed my initial poster design on beige sugar paper, looks nice in the 'flesh'. Slightly wocked. I also did some overlays with a few different colours, trying to come up with something that would look completely different when you look through different coloured acetates. More to follow.

Friday 27 November 2009

D&AD brief fumblings

I'm pretty screwed at the moment in terms of my D&AD brief. I've been struggling to find a subject to base it on, related to the subject of 'resistance'. I really like the style of propaganda posters, and the work of obey/go media etc. I kinda want to combine this with a bit of drawing if possible, and mix up my processes a bit. If I have time I want to do some screen printing and overlaying, perhaps including colour and hidden messages.

This specific design is a little poke at the frustration and annoyance caused by the abysmal printing system at the university. honestly, for an arts-based uni we should have a much, much better printing system that actually churned out some nice prints. It's vital for us, but it seems the uni is more interested in taking our money and rodgering us with champagne bottles. We will have to see if we can do something about it.

I want to make some red acetate glasses too....

Saturday 21 November 2009

personal project - Zine. So...

A few images I intend to use for our self initiated zine project. Our theme was 'black and white', after a bit of thought, I settled on a samurai-inspired set of images. I had thoughts of darth vader and the death star, but then I think I've done quite a bit of that recently...The pattern above was inspired by the pattern on a piece of samurai armour. As for the samurai mask/helmet, I have wanted to tackle a vector of one of these for ages. We intend to get it all put together within the next few days, so I should have some more shots of the finished article up here soon.

Friday 13 November 2009

Monday 9 November 2009

screen prints

Here are a few screen prints from my session the other week. If I can get into the print making studio again sometime soon I might use my own screen and print this design onto a t-shirt or two...

Saturday 7 November 2009

Myth of Origins brief

I have just 'finished' my Myth of Origins brief, but I still have a lot of work to do. I'm not happy with my outcomes or the direction I ended up floating off in. I intend to do a whole lot more experimentation in the next week, incorporating typography, collage, photocopying and a bunch of other whacky sheet if I can. I need to make it all much more visually interesting, and luckily for once my crit was helpful in making me realise where my downfalls were.

I have added a few of the half decent images from this brief to my website, you can find them here.

I have also finally received my Canon 50D, so I will probably take some better images of my printed work and upload them here pretty soon, including my recent vader screen prints and other assorted junk that I've had lying around for a bit.

Monday 2 November 2009


A new illustrator design-come-screen-print idea. I have always loved the aesthetic of Darth Vader's helmet, what a legend. Seeing as I'm really into shearing rectangles and putting them on a 45 degree angle in illustrator right now I thought I'd add a few of them too. I have screen printed this design onto some nice brown paper with silver black ink, will add them to the website/blog when I get my new camera and can take some pics.