8th April 2017, marked the day my Uncle Duncan married the love of his life, a lovely lady called Jennie.
Summer 2016, I offered to put together their wedding invitations, which also included a Save the Date video, a short animation using a Wacom Intuos 3 tablet and Adobe Photoshop. You can see the video here: https://vimeo.com/177128953
Following on with the story and natural scene, I continued this style for the invitations. Albeit a little cleaner and much more refined. Little did I know, that I also would be asked to put together the order of service cover, the table labels, a handmade sign for the photobooth AND at the very last minute, the seating plan.
All of this, was worth it! I would not have had it any other way, to be part of something wonderful, beautiful and amazing. All in all, definitely would love to do something like this again! To be part of a wedding not just as a guest but also as a key asset in ensuring everything looks great was the most incredible feeling I can never express through words. The compliments that followed were humbling, to know a wide audience who came to experience the joining of two people, loved the design and allowed the day to be even more special. The transformation of a section of my design, was put onto a well crafted wooden sign, which I thought was absolutely stunning. The craftsmanship and the feeling I experienced with seeing that, I cannot express in words.
So far, I have chosen my ISTD brief for my ‘Design Briefs and Competitions’ unit, which will be celebrating the Life’s Work of Adrian Frutiger, a very famous typographer. I chose this one, because I feel that this will challenge me a lot in my design skills and I get to learn about someone who made typography as it is today. (well, some of it).
I have also made progress with my research report and visual outcome, after last week’s one to one tutorial. I have a few photos now to work with, and hopefully after this week I will have some more AND some interviews with people who listen and sell vinyl records!
Pretty exciting stuff!
Walking around Brighton was an inspiration, obviously visiting oddballs and buying new juggling balls and a storage bag it was still a good day out. The visual impacts of The Lanes and stores is incredible! Even the record stores were cramped yet really interesting to look at / walk past.
As well as my uni work, I have been steadily working on a band logo / concept art for my good friend Alex Grassby who is a talented musician and undergoing a final performance. I offered my services last month and this is the progress we’ve made so far. (I would post up my thumbnail doodles and type choices, but this seemed the best way to show of progress without the waffle).
His concept for this performance is all about earth, air, fire, water – Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter. It’s a really interesting theme that I’ve been trying to play around with. It is still a work in progress, but hopefully something amazing will turn up!