Carrying on with the posters, I have two more designs which I’m quite happy with.
The first, from week 5
This was influenced by the simple shape of the triangle and how it can be used with colour, texture and layering. It may look like different things to many eyes, such as a rewind button or fast forward. I didn’t see this when I designed it, I only saw the simplicity of triangles, kind of like Pythagoras in the BBC’s Atlantis series. The colours reflect my own personal branding.
I was ill this week, and by the weekend I had no ideas or any inspiration to design a poster. Bad I know, but I think I needed the rest and time to think.
Week 7, I thought about how I could incorporate this geometric theme I have, and make something even more interesting. This time I played with circles, their size, and using gradients to produce a harmonising contrast. It surprisingly turned out quite Space Age, I thought about adding some typography like in the NASA posters, but I couldn’t think of anything to put, so I left it to the imagination.
The past couple of weeks have been busy. I went to an Interview, for a 4–6 week Internship, at Whitelabel UK. Also, I have been training and have become a Supervisor at Trespass in Aldershot. I have also begun playing with watercolour pencils, for some very special invitations, all to be revealed later this year.
So in between work, and the daily drawings which are going well. Still, I feel they’re not quite good enough to post up. However, two more poster designs have been created.
Week 3 – ‘Fading Away’
I wanted to play with Typography again, this time using a single tone with a gradual difference in the opacity, on each character. Keeping the design simple and minimal it allows the word to be enhanced, with the effects used.
Week 4 ‘Every Adventure’
This design looked completely different, before I added the subtle gradient in the background and the shadows on the mountains. However, the design again, is minimal (I think that’s my thing at the moment…) with the added interest of colour, simple typography and a calming sense of feeling. This is something I would love to produce as a vinyl transfer or poster OR even a screen print to sell.
Sharing two weeks of my poster challenge! I have posted these on my instagram, but as this is my design blog, it made sense to post them here as well!
Week 1: ‘The Boys of Summer’
Influenced from The Ataris cover of this awesome song! I decided to use a gradient of orange and yellow, at a low opacity and a lettering typeface for the display. I wanted it to be simple, subtle and as summery as possible. (Also, rather calm and lazy… summer time is an interesting part of the year)
Week 2: ‘Offset’
I like offsets, I used one in my logo. I like how they create different colours and play with your vision. Helvetica Nue was the best choice, because it’s clean, geometric and I haven’t used it at all in a long time.
While working on my new unit, Professional Practice: Promotion and Employability, I gave my self this very same advice in my sketchbook while annotating around my ‘Promotion of You’ task…… I even drew a burger on the page. This is productivity I am proud of!
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.
Today, I just had a fun challenge, set to us in a unit called ‘Professional Practice: Live Design Breifs’.
The first brief, we were set a few weeks ago, is to design and produce a poster design, convincing the power of the poster, to the people. The client is Fenner Paper, who uses 100% recycled paper. And this task we were set today, was to help us free our minds up a bit, to create something in a short space of time.
My Team’s word was ‘Warn’. We had to use this word, to inspire our design.
So, what did we come up with?
A piss take on the warning signs, we thought this could be something humorous on a serious nature, seeing as there are so many of these out there, it was difficult to produce something original.
Designed and Produced by:
Me – Jasmine Hotham, William Chew Chiu and Joe O’Shea
This speaks my mind right now…. I have been so bored this evening, it’s insane!
IIt is common knowledge that us ladies bleed for a week or less or sometimes more, once a month or not at all. This we either dread or are happy about the fact it arrives, before of course think ‘OH GOD WHY!!!!!’ …… the effects it has on us is rather interesting and different for each woman.
This poster I made to commemorate what it actually is to us, really. OTHER than the obvious things etc.
Six Impossible Things – Alice In Wonderland – Lewis Carrol
Any Road – Alice In Wonderland – Lewis Carrol
One Second – Alice In Wonderland – Lewis Carrol
There Is A Place – Alice In Wonderland – Lewis Carrol
Alice in Wonderland, is an inspirational story that is well known by the generations. It tales of a young girl, falling down a rabbit hole and finding herself in a strange world, where everything is nonsense. It captivates the imagination and mind of the unknown. I have used a few quotes from Goodreads, and one poem I found on the wall, in a small pub / cafe in Guildford.
The tea set illustration, I found here.
The Parchment texture, I found here.
The typeface, I found here.
Everything else, are my own designs.
These prints are A2 in size, and they will feature on my web portfolio site once I have finished the coding.
The brief asked us to design and make a poster for first year students, that included a personal 100 word definition of what typography is.
I found this task tricky, as I started to over think it a bit. My first draft, I got some great feedback that helped me make this final version. The fonts I used were Baskervile Bold, and Helvetica Neue Light. I found that they work well together with the contrasts between the type styles and characteristics.