Impression Studio: Anthology Project Final Outcome

When it came for the final hand in of the individual response for the the Anthology project I had made an A1 size screen printed poster and 20 risograph printed booklets of Acid romance. I am quite happy with how they turned out I think the booklet ended becoming a very good addition to the poster and it was fortunate because I wasn’t pleased with most of the others I made and decided to submit the one I liked the most. Continue reading Impression Studio: Anthology Project Final Outcome

CIP: Collection Project Book Cover (workshop further development)

When creating my cover I already had it in mind to continue with the the colour theme of white, grey and black so while keeping this in mind I looked at some different book covers in the library that I liked. Continue reading CIP: Collection Project Book Cover (workshop further development)

Impression Studio: Anthology Project Further development

After I had gathered enough research and had looked into different places to take the project I decided it was time to create a finished design so I began by creating a rough sketch of the design I thought would work well with a quote from the reading I ended up choosing “I am here in the middle of the swirling twirl” after sketching it out I re-created it in photoshop and illustrator to give it a very smooth and fluid appearance. Continue reading Impression Studio: Anthology Project Further development

CIP: Collection Project, Research on Creatives using the digital page to their advantage 2

The brief also said we should look into how creative practitioners also use the printed page to their advantage and I found a few different examples of various ways people in the industry of design or illustration have used this to help their work. Continue reading CIP: Collection Project, Research on Creatives using the digital page to their advantage 2

CIP: Collection Project, Research on Creatives using the digital page to their advantage

When looking through the brief it recommended looking into how creative individuals and companies use the printed and digital page to their advantage. My first thought on this was social media platforms that are essentially digital pages here are some examples of how these creative practitioners and companies use instagram to their advantage. Continue reading CIP: Collection Project, Research on Creatives using the digital page to their advantage

Impression Studio: Anthology Project, Researching and Testing Distorted Typography 2

I also looked into the artist and typographer Gemma Obrien who makes alot of large scale typographic pieces with swirling patterns around and within the letter forms in a way that appears to form them.

Work by Gemma Obrien

I really like her work and wanted to try and create some pattern like hers but couldn’t really see how they could be used in my work.

At this point in the project each studio member was able to have an individual crit with our tutors who recommended looking at art from the psychedelic movement of the 60/70’s era. I looked into a few different artists including Rick Griffin, Victor Moscoso and Wes Wilson who’s work also ended up being very influential on my final design.

Work by Rick Griffin

Work by Victor Moscoso

Work by Wes Wilson

Impression Studio: Anthology Project, Researching and Testing Distorted Typography 1

At this point of my research I started looking at makers of distorted typography I found the work in the zine Chicago by Sofia Clausse very interesting.

Work by Sofia Clausse

After looking at her work Sofia had come to give a hothouse talk at the university so I asked her about how she achieved this effect here and she told me it was by moving a page of text around as it was scanned by a photocopier so i decided I would give this a try.

Unfortunately my experiments with the photocopier were unsuccessful as you can see the effect I achieved in the copier was not much like Sofias and didn’t have as strong distortion so I decided to begin looking at other methods.

I looked abit into large scale typographic pieces and found 2 interesting images. The first is a large exhibition installation that I thought was a create example of how distorted type can be displayed in an interesting way and the second is of a poster I assume is A1 size that looked as if it was made with brush and ink.

After looking at these I made some sketches to see how my response could span over multiple pages with the idea is could be a very impressive exhibition piece but I decided against it due to the printed outcomes being required to come in editions of 5 I didn’t think something like that would be possible in the form of editions.

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