Creative Industry Practice: Kickstarter Project, Kickstarter Research

Before we made our video I wanted to take a look at some kickstarter users to see if anyone had a similar idea to ours. Not only did I find a similar idea I found someone who had developed a complete version of our idea only with cats instead of dogs. Continue reading Creative Industry Practice: Kickstarter Project, Kickstarter Research

Impression Studio: Project 4, Riso Show Animation Signage Back to the Drawing Board

 I decided to rethink my idea for the animation signage and decided to take a more illustrative approach to it. I started as usual with rough sketches. Continue reading Impression Studio: Project 4, Riso Show Animation Signage Back to the Drawing Board

Impression Studio: Project 4, Riso Show Assigned Studio

Students in the impression have each been assigned to work on different studios in visual communication I have been asked to work on signage and typography for the Inventivity studio. Continue reading Impression Studio: Project 4, Riso Show Assigned Studio

Impression Studio: Project 4, Riso Show planning and editorial

After receiving our brief for the Riso Show we began by creating a flat plan for how the pages need to be printed for when the catalogue is bound together. Continue reading Impression Studio: Project 4, Riso Show planning and editorial

Impression Studo: Project 4, Riso Show artists book research

The Impression Studio has been assigned it’s latest project for the CASS Summer Show exhibition. Impression Studio have been asked to create the show catalogue. The catalogue is to be made up of A3 Riso Printed pages that can be taken apart and re-ordered to create siginage for each studio in visual communication. Continue reading Impression Studo: Project 4, Riso Show artists book research

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 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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