Friday, 5 November 2010

Shed Progress 2

There have been two new additions to the coaster family. I now have 5. Is that too many coasters to have in one small room?

And 3 of these guys got delivered too.

Their purpose will become apparent later on.

The best thing is that they smell fantastic.

Familliar? I thought so too
Florentijn Hofman

Typography 20 - 4 (Love or Hate)

2 different Marmites. The first, I love. The second I don't so much.

The characters seem to be more in proportion in No.1. I don't like the way in No.2 that they look stretched. Also in No.1 I like the angled edges on the 'T' and 'E'.

It's weird how the slightest change makes a difference.

I do like marmite itself though.

Typography 20 - 3 (Hate)

Don't know how well you can see this. I popped into this shop today. The 'O'
 is too small. I don't like the 'R'. I'm not convinced the width of all the letters look right. I'm just not a fan.

Despite the type, the shoes are quite delicious, I want the middle pair.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Shed Progress

For the past 6 months I have been decorating my shed, and turning it into a fantastic 70's/tacky/novelty knick-knack themed studio. It's been such a slow process, but after months of building, plumbing and wiring, I can finally get round to furnishing it, and filling it with lots of nice things, as well as getting it in order so that I can work in here. Today I have had my first experience of this. I'm actually testing it out right now.

I am speaking to you from the shed.

I can hardly contain my excitment.

I am tempted to upload some shed pictures in it's current state, and continue to update this, but I'd rather just upload a picture when it's all finished. Instead I will put up pictures of trinkets that I buy for the shed, then when it's all done, show the whole thing in it's entire glory.

A few weeks ago I was admiring Karlsson clocks. Well, I bought one.

I also by absolute accident found some amazing coasters whilst REALLY EARLY christmas shopping yesterday.

More stuff to come.



Typography 20 - 2 (Hate)

I really don't like the twitter logo typeface. I really really don't. I think it's the 'T's. Maybe even just the first 'T' I just think it could do with some tweaking.

One day I might tweak the twitter and then tweet about it. Who knows.

Typography 20 - 1 (Love)

I work part-time on a make-up counter. The counter opposite mine is the Chanel counter. 2/3 times a week I glance over at the logo (the word, not the proper logo) printed on the counter, and think just how nice it is. It's so clean and classic, and suits the brand so unbelievably well. I love the 'C' and how circular it is, and how straight and easy it is. I know this isn't a particularly interesting typeface for my first one, but it's one I'm confronted with alot.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Typography 20 - Intro

As an extension to the typography workshop, we were asked to post 20 instances of type in the environment that we enjoyed.

I have been going everywhere with this project constantly in mind and I have discovered that I am more likely to dislike a typeface than to love it. So I've decided to not only post typography that inspires me, but what I think is bad typography. I am not in anyway saying that it IS bad typography, it is just my opinion.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Uni Induction Workshops - Typography


1 - 'decrease' and 'colour'

2 - 'up' and 'composition'

3 - 'hard' and 'order'

4 - 'down' and 'reduction'

5 - 'soft' and 'reflection'

6 - 'increase' and 'repetition'

7 - 'feminine' and 'scale'

8 - 'masculine' and 'texture'

Monday, 18 October 2010

Up and Coming Music Genres

Windswept Helsinki Vibez
Greased Iraqi Slam Dance
Icelandic Jungle
Hideous Pennsylvanian Groovez
Afghan Lickz
Brutal Bassoonz from the Aborigine Love Asylum
Japanese Terror Stomp
North Korean Grime
Juicy Czechoslovakian Beat-Bombz
Oiled Kalzakhi Beatz
Pumping Polish Pylon Riddimz
Awful Creamy Arizonian Rhumba Jamz
Massiv Russian Lead-Dropz
Furious Soupy Beatz with Angry Toe Riffs
Industrial Strength Pop-Metal
Poisonous Fun Whackz
Dangerously Thrashy Easy Listening
Digestive Fluid Rhymez laid over Grandma Punchworthy Basslinez
Crispy Irish Flexxx
Leathery Balkan Bin-Beatz
Leafy Somalian BANGAZ
Rampant Kenyan Slippaz
Lubricated Texan Thrustline

Watch out for these. You haven't cut real shapes if you haven't partied to Wobbly Amphibian Mash-Core.

(Collaboration with Joe Carter)

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Uni Induction Workshops - Image


Bruno Munari

Different ways of mapping an object:


Postcards + lots of newspapers to cut up =

 Adrian Chiles' eyes, with the eyes of a slightly larger Adrian Chiles.


Beiber is served

Related stuff I like:

Alexandr Rodchenko

Alan Fletcher

100 Collages.
148mm x 105mm
Deadline: 7th December

Friday, 8 October 2010

Uni Induction Workshops - Narrative

We were mixing and matching some headlines and pictures cut from the day's newspapers. Here is mine:

 Doing this felt quite familiar...

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Uni Induction Workshops - Blogs

Today we got sent around Elephant & Castle for a few hours to find something to inspire us. Our chosen picture was this one:

And here's why:

We were fascinated by the out of date, vulgar subway design. We have a theory that the reason why people feel so intimidated in the Elephant & Castle area is because of the hypnotizing maze that has been put there.
The subway is designed for ease of access, and a safe passage around the area, with the designer trying to create a fantasy underground world, however with the violent meandering of the subway corridors, looming low ceilings and ever present special brew drinking tramps, it is more a crime-infested underworld.

Monday, 27 September 2010

First day on the FdA - Extreme Googly Eyes

My first day on the FdA Design for Graphic Communication @ London College of Communication.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Sam Dowling CD 2

Another Mix CD Cover for DJ Sam Dowling
Visit the DJ Sam Dowling facebook group

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Final Major Project

The result of my work for my Foundation Diploma in Art & Design final project.

I'm not going to explain anything about it, they're supposed to stand alone. But if you really really want to know what's going on I kept a blog throughout the project:

But before you look at that, post your reaction.

Clickedy click to make 'em big.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

The Terrible Dad Joke

Clickedy-click for bigger version.
Inspired by one of Barry's jokes.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Sam Dowling CD 1

Mix CD Cover for DJ Sam Dowling, Plush Dafunk resident.
Visit the DJ Sam Dowling facebook group