For my physical portfolio I decided to simply buy a card folder and screen print onto the front of it this turned out to be a lot more difficult than I expected it to be . . . . Continue reading Design Competition: Project 3, Professional Presentation/ Portfolio Ready Physical Portfolio cover research
Since I thought to do a poster that glows in the dark I decided to look into how other artists manage to do this to find out what materials and methods they use to create glow in the dark posters. Continue reading FMP: 1984 Glow in the dark research
After meeting the designers at We Made This I began looking at different book cover designs as a series starting with David Pearson’s McCarthy series. Continue reading FMP: Book Cover Series research
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
After finishing my concepts for The Road posters I started putting down some ideas for what I could create for my Day of the Triffids posters. I thought about focusing on certain parts of the phrases and then went on the extract themes of the actual novel. Continue reading FMP: The Day of the Triffids initial ideas and research
For more research/ inspiration I visited the IWM exhibition Age Of Terror an exhibition displaying art work created after the 9/11 catastrophe in NewYork. A lot of the pieces also related to social issues that had become more evident as a result of 9/11 such as strict airport security and surveillance.
I wanted to keep on thinking about how design can impact on social issues so I looked at some work from different designers that’s related to social change and awareness. Continue reading FMP: Other designers and Social issues
Since at this point in the FMP I was still very unsure about what to do I decided to go out with a camera I rented from the university so try and get some good ideas about the issues that could be addressed with in the city and in turn what to create an FMP from. Continue reading FMP: Environment Research
After looking at these different options I had a meeting with my tutor to discuss what I was thinking for my FMP. I got some good feedback and was recommended to watch the documentary HyperNormalisation. My teacher also told me it would be okay to create a campaign about many social issues and that I don’t have to narrow it down to one. although this advice was good my brain was still very scattered and I was getting pretty worried that my FMP would end up being a great big flop.
I was still very unsure at this point and getting worried about what to create for my FMP I made abnother “very useful” list of what I felt I was most experienced in from my time at uni. I thought about publications, typography, poster design, screen printing, riso printing, animation, book cover design, literature and narrative. Continue reading FMP: More initial thoughts