Wednesday, 22 September 2010

London Design Festival at the V&A



Framed by Stuart Haygarth

Blow and Roll by Oskar Zieta, Zieta Process

















Overall, my visit to the V&A purely for the LDF exhibition was a sore disappointment. As a Information Design student, I found that the museum's signage was really quite poor, and at times non existent. For the event of "a unique collaboration between the worlds leading museum of art and design, and London's foremost contemporary design festival." The event within the establishment was poorly displayed which left me wondering the museum having to look for or possibly chancing upon "a dramatic site-spefic installation on a grand marble staircase..." If you haven't been to the V&A there are hundreds of staircases. It felt ridiculous traipsing around a museum looking for stairs. Even more so for dragging my boyfriend along.

Upon finding the installation, it was actually quite nice. The colours really stood out in a building or marble and tiles, and almost looked slightly like lego. Rather than  walking down the stairs safely I began to stare at the moulding whilst walking down the stairs. It was almost slightly hypnotising. Not to mention a slight hazard. I do enjoy the line that the moulding has made the most.

Zieta's "dramatic shapes" are situated in a lovely courtyard which has an almost tranquil, european feeling. I was extremely lucky as I was able to view this on a not so typical, "the sun has got his hat on" london day. I found the way that the shapes were created using air and water were more interesting that the actual pieces. I felt like I should really give this piece a chance to talk to me, or intrigue me so I really sat there for a few minutes. Nothing happened. 







Sunday, 19 September 2010

Pentax Asahi KM
















Pictures taken using my new addition to my small collection.

Please Give Generously















I've seen these come through the post ages ago, and I'm sure you have too. I enjoy the fact that they have used a qualified designer/illustrator to create this cutesy mail out. I love more however what they managed to let slip through the net.



















Ladies and gentlemen I present to you a bear with genitals! Hoorah!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Oh Dear
















Granted this is a bad picture, but this is an even worse logo!! I think that the use of a knife and fork in the logo is super cliche. Also what on earth is that rounded object to complete simulating the letter "R" if its meant to be a plate, i may actually die. Oh and the fading is annoying too. End of rant. Power off.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Ypsilon


























Your M&S is now backwards. 

Thursday, 9 September 2010

My Silver Lining















This is the weighted clunky silver lining to my wisdom tooth wielding dark cloud! I think its time for some camera fun, hello outdoors.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

The Horror




Typographie

 

Typography I saw this summer in France that caught my eye.

A New Look


To my shock, Carmex has overhauled their original design for their original lip balm. 
I actually prefer the old design as it looks more "pharmaceutical" as opposed to something which slightly resembles marvel comics.
NB. I realise they probably redesigned this a long time ago...  

Easy viewing





Some of my summer project work
Personal photographic responses to given words.