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!
My new challenge for the summer, is to practice my hand at beautiful handwritten typography. I’ve seen lots of examples on the internet and in some of my reference books. It’s something I have wanted to try, now I know more about how type works.
I found this quote by Shawn Lukas online. I thought for my first attempt at hand crafted typography, it would be quite fitting. It was difficult and there is a small mistake BUT I am pleased with it as I know I will get better with practice.
It became even more beautiful in photoshop.
As part of my Live Design Brief Unit, at university the first client based project was to design a poster to convince the people about the power of the poster, in the 21st century. This was set by Fenner Paper, a company who specialises in organic and recycled papers.
My response to this brief, was to experiment with inks and drawing on many coffee cups as I could, to try and work away from the computer and make something that was, essentially different to everyone else. My motive was, to bring back the traditional mediums in poster design. Even though I wasn’t short-listed in the pickings, from the client himself, I had good fun designing and producing this piece. It gave me some stress as most projects do, but this was good experience in print production and working to a client based brief.
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.