Sunday, 24 July 2011
The colours and juxtaposition of images in this catalogue is insane. And not necessarily what you would expect when unravelling the neutral tactile packaging.
Marc Buckner Photography – Identity & Publication
Each time Marc briefs us on a new project a buzz of energy fills the studio. From designing his identity to a series of publications showcasing his work, it is always exciting to see how far we can push things to create an outstanding result. While working collaboratively with Marc on his latest book, the project was open to our interpretation. The freedom to explore and re-interpret the imagery, allowed us to showcase his photography in an non-commercial context.
Font: Bauer Bodoni
With a short course in typography as well as indepth adobe courses approaching I want to start polishing my graphic design. septemberindustry.co.uk was suggested by a friend (twstedlogic.co.uk) and it features next level work! Massive inspiration, and just makes me want to get better!
Metropolis Inc. – Publications & Collateral
Working alongside marketing specialists Metropolis Inc.,Brave has developed a range of collateral for several property developments.
Portfolio 7 is an Information Memorandum for a group of 7 large scale commercial properties being sold across Australia. Both foiled fabric case and cover were hand made for each publication. Acetate sheets were used throughout to divide sections. A limited quantity were produced and distributed to selected candidates.
Portfolio 7 – Futura
Portfolio 7 – Futura
Having never seen Emin's work before, but feeling like I had somehow already passed judgement through what the press had characterised it as, I was intrigued to find out what I actually made of it. Every detail of her life from her childhood to political views is well-known and well-documented. So I was intrigued to find out whether there would be anything new here?
The whole of LOVE IS WHAT YOU WANT brought together Emin's entire career to date in a wide range of different media. It was this variety that originally struck me, from film and video to pieces of sculpture, photography, painting and printmaking. I found myself instantly engaged with the work when first faced with an original handwritten letter from her dad. What could be a better insight into why Emin is the way she is?
Ultimately though, it was the jaunty, hand-crafted, down-at-heel yet feminine aesthetic of Emin's work which I loved above and beyond the subject matter. There is something so appealing about the rainbow colours of her blankets, the delicate embroidery, fuzzy quality of the films and the scribbly but elegant handwriting, and the erratic yet graceful line drawings. From the ramshackle wooden structures to the spangly neon lights, you can see something of her upbringing in a dated seaside town.
I loved the exhibition, and it has inspired me to work on some more personal projects.
Monday, 11 July 2011
Mulberry A/W 2011 Video
Photographer: Tim Walker
Models: Tatiana Cotliar and Julia Saner
Set Design: Shona Heath
Creative Direction: Ronnie Cooke Newhouse and Stephen Wolstenholme - House and Holme
Director: :Luke Losey
Cinematographer: Serge Teulon
Post Production and composition: Framestore
Music: Mike Snow, "Animal"
Sunday, 10 July 2011
I have been asked by my Dad to re-work the brand guidelines for our family garden centre business "Stewarts".
Stewarts was established in 1742. And is now being run by the 7th generation, (I would be the 8th).
My Grandpa Ted (left) and Great Grandfather (right).
We have run under the same logo and brand identity guidelines for the past 20 years, and we feel we can push our identity further. I am settting aside some time in August and sitting down with my Dad to discuss what we feel the strengths and weaknesses are.
My space - showcasing my brand identity design for 'House of Bricks' boutique.
Each member of our pathway who was showing work was given 2 boards, positioned in a V shape, allowing for one project to be showcased on the walls, and a portfolio book to be presented showing other work and the insights and research behind the work.
After a lot of measuring, painting and meetings, we are all really proud of the result.
"I always look forward to visiting the London College of Communication's BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design degree show, and this year didn't dissapoint."
Below is the work of my friend Dani Snow who was chosen to be featured in the post.
I helped Dani film and direct the following work which featured in the post. It is a film that juxtaposes analogue and digital flower arranging.
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Some quick shots of the outcome from our 2 day workshop in the art department at Canford School's 'Spirit of Place' exhibition. I am returning with my camera to get some better shots of the piece, as well as some shots at night with spot lights.
I first spent the morning teaching the students how to make an origami crane. Once this was mastered I encouraged them to experiment with scale, and other possible flying creatures for the installation.
The work is being kept up in the exhibition space until next term.
Pieces were created with up to 12 pieces of AO paper to be used as poster advertsing around the grounds to encourage people to the space on Speech Day.