More Messy Fun Time!

Messy Fun Time seems to be a reoccurring thing on a Friday…… (maybe it’s because I have no lectures on this day!)

I am still experimenting with mediums with my promotion and employability unit, this time my adventures took me to the Screen Printing room, to experiment with my logo. The effects were awesome, and I cannot wait to scan these in to enhance the colours!

(I may already have my favourite!!!!)

Today’s Messy Fun Time!

Following the rule of thumb for my Major Project: Nautical Idioms / Proverbs and my will for experimentation in mixed mediums, I took to the letterpress room and used a rather dark green ink to bash these prints out!
The effects were pretty awesome and took two hours to produce. I may have turned a little into She Hulk, but that’s all worth the fun!

Today’s Design Antics….

As part of my Professional Practice: Promotion and Employability unit, I have to design my own identity and promotional materials. Now those of you who follow Hotham Designs, you’ll notice my current icon. Yeah…. I am scrapping that from College…..

After four pages of sketches, and one page full of typefaces I have decided to stick with this circus / fairground style character. ‘J’ is the start of my name, I am part of a Circus Society, and I love to be playful and experimental with my design work so this is the perfect style for me to go with.

Obviously it needs work, so separate print layers with the cut out. I will also be digitally crafting this and hand painting it too, to see how the effect works. Then I can focus on the promotional materials, colours, and of course my portfolio site which I hope to hand code in HTML and CSS with a small amount of Java Script if I can get to grips with it in time.

Using woodblock printing inks and Greyboard this is today’s messy fun time!!! I enjoy using different mediums and I am finally getting back into it with my Major Project and this one too!

Watch this space for developments on my identity as a Graphic Designer!

Letterpress Fun!

This is what I got up to, today!
As part of my Visual Culture Research Project, on the evocative natures of Vinyl Records, I pressed some type with some words I asked a few people for. This turned out really well and once they’re dry I can scan them and change them up for my outcome, (such as colour, size, position etc.)
Of course I am covered in ink, on my hands, arms, clothes and face. If I came out clean, I wouldn’t be working hard enough or having fun at all!

Coffee Cup Doodle | Poster Idea | Interesting Texture

10731172_10205303452850075_4228526411056418974_nAfter a fantastic opportune lecture, by Naomi Games daughter and archivist of Abram Games, her father, I doodled this rough ‘P’ and some words that came to mind on a coffee cup. Now if I can get away with this in my poster design, as it’s meant to be a 2 colour print, then this would be an interesting texture to use…. might run it by my lecturers to see what they think.
I love getting all experimental, I think it will make me a better designer and literally leaping out of the comfort of the computer screen.  The textures of the coffee cup, like this would make an interesting print which could, add a level of innovation and intrigue to my design.

More ‘P’s | An Inky Experiment

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This time, I spent a few hours in the studio messing around with indian inks, paint brushes and a dip pen. I am going to scan these in, and mess around with them some more, in order to create an innovative and exciting poster design.