Saturday, 30 April 2011


This easter i came across a website called which is an outsource company that pays people to design work for their clients. This was a breif for an extreme sports company that wanted a design like element, another extreme sports clothing company. i Drew this in illustrator and used only circles and squares because of the name of the company. i lloked at element's clothing line on their website and got inspiration from there. i liked the design and thought it was effective using the raw natural shapes in it. This is another example of my new found skills in illustrator aswell. Unfortunately though after i posted the design onto the website i saw later on that the brief had been retracted for whatever reason and the post closed. Although this was annoying i still fell that this was good practise for working to deadlines and creating work of your own. The images that i have attached are the ones that i posted onto the website. i like the draw of the purple circle in the middle.

SOURCE Radio tee design

SOURCE radio, the student run radio station for the unviersity sent out a brief requesting for a design to be put on tshirts and hoodies to increase listening rates as they felt not alot of people knew about them. i did a couple of designs for this but i liked this one the most and thought that it would look great on a white tshirt. I had just got this new font that looks like dymo label tape and wanted to use it. The illustration of the gorilla was done on my graphics tablet. i used the idea from the recruitment posters of the classic "your country needs you" with the man pointed out and wearing the hat. I felt that a character was needed to make it look catching and the coventry phoenix i thought would be a weird choice. I think that the "weared" looks good and gives it a feel of authenticity. i am pleased with the final outcome. I have not yet heard back form the radio station but it was a good exercise again as it was industry rules of using your own images, working to a deadline and creating your own work.

Fashion Show One Day Project

I completely forgot to put this up on here! We did a one day project for a group called Twisted Fashion and they talked through a brief with us and said that they wanted a strong use of orange. We had to be careful not to use any copyrighted images as it was going to be printed and put around coventry. You can see the progress of the poster throughout the day on the images that i have uploaded, the orange photo in the bottom was when we were experimenting with colours. We used a photograph of a cardigan for the natural feel for the poster and get across the fashion show was for fairtrade which in itself is about a natural, organic world.

We won out of all of the groups on our course as they said they liked the figure of the lady and it was what they were looking for in the poster. The figure was an adaptation of the fairtrade logo, we extended the body and made it into a women. I felt that the whole day was really good practise for the industry and would love to do more stuff like this in the future. It was funny seeing our posters around coventry and the art and design building. They changed our design a bit and added a white transition from the bottom to the top which adds a uplifting feeling to it. They added and designed the back of the flyer and added in the sponsoors at the bottom.

Steam boat willie Tee

Here is a tshirt that i created using some spray paint and a stencil.. After seeing lots of micky mouse tshirts and jumpers i wanted to put a spin on it.

I felt abit sheepish doing it and putting the bad spin on it because of the endless post modernistic spins that has been put on miciky mouse. When i was doing sketches for it i was drawn towards the steamboat willie character as i liked the eyes and the quirkiness fo the character. I like seeing the progress of a project from start to end in pictures as it makes you realise the work that you had put in. i am pleased with the outcome of the tshirt and the colour choice of the tee seems to work really well with the imagery of steamboat willie. in the images that i have attched you can see the stenci, the final tee, sketches and a drawing in illustrator that i decided not to use. With the illustrator drawing i think that you can see the progress i have made in the program since i drew the rubber duck in the mac workshop a couple of months ago.

Thursday, 14 April 2011


This completely slipped my mind! Here i have made a animation sequenced paired with music from the film scott pilgrim vs the world from my previous post on marshall mclarens work.  I have also used the 50 photos that i took of myself to see how many expressions that i could pull differently.  i think this works well, i used stock footage of old film sctraches and markings and then layered them on top of the image sequence of my 50 faces.  I am pleased with how this has turned out, it has the feeling that i wanted to achieve, and the timings that i worked on wiht the images has worked really well.  I am particurlary pleased with the countdown timings bar that i have added in the bottom right hand corner of the video.  I am getting more confident now using after effects and feel i am getting somewhere with it.
Here is the first part of the video i have remixed, this is before the kinetic typography has been added, i am pleased with the result of the piece so far.  towards the end of putting this video together, i got more adventourous with the remixing and started to loop the footage a bit more.  I think for my next video which i hope will improve on this one i will do this looping more.  For the kinetic typography that i will add in, i will use a similar typeface to the one used in the title sequence in the film. I will also try to age the typeface as well so it blends in well to the footage.  I like breathing new life in to old films like this, i think a challange would be to do this with a much more modern film and see if it looks as good.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Everything is a remix

Everthing is a remix part 1
everything is a remix part 2

This is an interesting trilogy of videos by a guy called kirby ferguson.  I found this on vimeo when i was researching remixing videos, which is something i want to get into using after effects.  My plan is to remix old films like the postmna always rings twice or casablanca, the really old black and white films and playing with them, creating a two minute snipet of the film that plays with the actions the actors are saying.  Or how they sound.  This doesnt make sense but later today i am going to try and priduce a draft version of this, to show it clearly.  If this goes well i want to include kinetic typography to this aswell.

Everything is a remix