FMP: Reading The Graphic Design Manual and Graphic Design Since 1950

For some extra research and ideas I looked at these books to see if I could get ideas for my posters.  Continue reading FMP: Reading The Graphic Design Manual and Graphic Design Since 1950

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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)

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 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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Impression Studio: Anthology Project Initial Ideas and Reseach

To start the Anthology project I began by reading through my assigned reading Acid Romance by Jack Houston a creative writing piece that will be part of the anthology. As I read through Acid Romance a story of an anonymous group hosting underground rave parties and drug culture. I began by picking out parts that I thought would have a good corresponding image. Continue reading Impression Studio: Anthology Project Initial Ideas and Reseach

Creative Industry Practice: Collection Project, Cover and Collage workshop

In another one of our CIP workshops we started looking into different ways to create an illustrated book cover we started off by creating some patterns on a3 paper. Continue reading Creative Industry Practice: Collection Project, Cover and Collage workshop

Creative Industry Practice: Book cover and binding work shop

Today we had another work shop in CIP class where we looked at some different and easy ways that books could be bound at home with paper, card and glue. We also looked at how to properly attache a cover to the front and back pages. Continue reading Creative Industry Practice: Book cover and binding work shop

Studio Impression: Project 3 Anthology, Letter Press WorkShop

The latest workshop for the impression studio has been in the use of letter press and digitising letterpress to start off we put together some simple layouts of the alphabet in a font of our choice to get back into the letterpress groove. Continue reading Studio Impression: Project 3 Anthology, Letter Press WorkShop