Drawings & illustrations
Drawings & illustrations
During my Final Major Project, I made a reflective journal in the form of a blog.
I kept it quiet from this tumblr because I didn’t want anyone to see it. But apparently I’ve been told by my friend who has seen it that I should share it.
So there it is. For my project brief I gave myself the title of ‘Idioms & Sayings’, as I am interested in typography and language, and I felt these elements of language were quite illustrative and interesting.
I started off actually not very well at all ( I only concentrated on Idioms which turned out to be quite boring)
But then I ‘found a creative soloution around the creative block’ - the immortal words of Eric Gill, my tutor.
It then took this sort of journey:
idioms & sayings > idioms are boring > sayings are interesting > what are sayings? > moral avice/guidance/life > research > the price of advice > is paid advice better advice? > selling/buying advice > selling/buying advice from strangers > ran out of money, could no longer afford advice, so how could I learn > mistakes > paying with mistakes > money > circulation and receipts idea> final piece.
^A kind of rough idea as to how it went over 6 weeks.
And it all worked out. So there you go, take a look if you want.
bu god have you seen the film?!?? he’s so horrible to her!
I recently watched ‘A beautiful Mind’ based on mathematician Johnny Nash and ‘Factory girl’ on Edie Sedgwick
‘A beautiful mind’ was ok. It was saved by having Paul Bettany in it. Who’s kind of yummy.
‘Factory Girl’ was insanely good. But it has left me with these impressions:
- Andy Warhol is a dick
- Bob Dylan is THE sexiest thing to have ever walked the planet. Like, EVER. Like he was hot but this, THIS film, has just, yeah. wow.
- Sienna Miller is amazing. Edie Sedgwick is amazing.
I know it’s fictional but yeah, I want to watch it again now.
I was going to watch a film called ‘Infinity’ based on Richard Feynman, who is a physicist and a slight idol to me, but it’s played by Matthew Broderick who I don’t like and I like Feynman too much.
That is my life in terms of Cinema.
*gill. The British Museum have an incredibly small yet informative exhibition on the work of Eric Gill, and I went on Sunday because everything was closed and stuff and I didn’t have an easter egg to eat**
The exhibition focuses on his work rather than his randy personal life.
Here is what I learnt:
Eric Gill lived in rural exile
Eric believed in labour rather than industrialisation.
Eric was a deeply religious man, and often disguised religion within his commissions
In 1924 he designed postage stamps.
A lot of the things he did were rejected. Boy did he get rejected.
BTW eric gill is the creator of Gill sans, Perpetua and Joanna. The fonts.
** my mum gave me some last week but I ate them last week because I like chocolate.
Sooo, good news and more good news.
on thursday, I got a FREE cutting mat AND a distinction in my foundation diploma. Crazzzzy.
Yesterday I went to the design museum to see ‘Wim Crouwel - A Graphic Odyssey’ and ‘Brit Insurance Designer of the year’
1.Wim Crouwel is a Dutch designer who was inspired by the swiss 1950’s aesthetic use of grids, and transformed the Dutch’s painterly graphic design into something far more modern. <—- [look at what I learned ;;;) ] The exhibition was presented PERFECTLY. It was so clean and beautifully organised. I got some really good ideas and inspiration from the exhibition, such as logo design, and I’ve become increasingly interested about this grid business. I’ve always been aware about it (I say always - I mean from when I took out a book about grids from the library once on my first day of specialising in graphic design) and it seems like a really interesting system, as I love visual organisation, not very good at ACTUAL organisation (actually I have gotten a LOT better) but I think I’ll read around it.
I wasn’t allowed to take any pictures of the exhibition but TRUST ME it was beautiful.
2. The Brit insurance designer of the year was upstairs, which was ALSO beautifully curated. It combines the best of fashion, design, architecture, furniture, electronics, EVERYTHING. design fun fest essentially.
Here I was allowed to take pictures, and here are some of my favourite things:
just a glimpse ;)
I’m sure I can give you pictures later