Sunday, 28 February 2010

things i'm liking looking at...


my elephant and castle manifesto.
because i love every weird bit of it.
made a year ago.

"Elephant and castle is based upon two round-a-bouts. We are to take this and follow it through to its illogical conclusion that the area must become impossible to leave. The whole area is to be redesigned as a series of interlocking streets that lead nowhere but only back onto themselves. This is for the purest form of exploration. In an area you cannot leave you will be forced to use everywhere that is available. Instead of Elephant and Castle being one facet of London, a whole new city will develop inside it." OFFMODERN ISSUE ONE - DECEMBER 2008 that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete".

Thursday, 18 February 2010

magic typewriter

an animation that i made 2 years ago.
we made up a story based on any chosen object.
a typewriter with magic paper...

not nearly perfect, but i like it.
the first one i ever made.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

jumble sale

redesign of the direct mail poster we got through the door at home.
redesigned to be a sustainable way of advertising.
must be more suited and directed to the residents.

i screen printed the pattern for mittens to be cut and sewn from.
printed on old jumpers.
echoing the idea of a jumble sale.
someone's old jumper could be something new for you.

and then...through the post with an addressed label and stamp.


this was a typography project.
we started with a book.
eventually reducing our perception of it to one word.

my word was reveal.
this to me symbolised taking that step further to discover more.
that things aren't always what they seem.
that there may be more beauty to something than originally meets the eye.

after a lot of experimentation.
and breaking away from being to literal.
i started to work within reflections.
looking at illustrated intricate designs within type.
i screen printed matt black on gloss black.
you have to really look and manipulate the work to see the word and its detail.

Monday, 1 February 2010

i'm no morning person but...

hearing my housemates chatting and laughing downstairs.
the smell of toast.
knock on the door.
cup of tea.
call from a missed friend.
ill wake up for that.

things I'm liking looking at...