Thursday, 21 October 2010

Colour Blind


























Today we had a colour workshop, we had a total of 4 hours to organise and structure 120-150 colour swatches according to hue and lightness. Hard days work, but very interesting!

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Oopsie..



Apparently, they are no longer letting people into/onto the Weiwei exhibition at the Tate Modern? Could this be why?


First real day: Poster Workshop


















































































We seem to be taking baby steps this year but i am loving loving loving it. Why run before we can walk?  learning the foundations and essentials of good design is what i wanted to do a year ago. 


In this workshop we designed posters for an imaginary talk by Crouwel. In 5 hours. By hand.


Apologies for the bad quality photos.


My poster design is the last photo. thoughts?

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Weiwei at Tate Modern



I went to the Weiwei exhibition at Tate Modern today. The second half of the turbine hall is completely covered in these dainty handcrafted porcelain sunflower seeds. I loved it. The effect is strange, sitting there knowing that your surrounded by 100million hand crafted sunflower seeds, its crazy! 

I was surrounded by people who weren't really sure what we were allowed to do...are we allowed to play with it, lie down, sit down? Visitors bemused reactions to their surroundings was attention grabbing.
Despite the slightly dusty surroundings, the sound of people making their way through the exhibition is similar to walking along brighton beach...its quite nice.

Visit it! It is something to see.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Information Design: 2nd Year Beginnings

Tea


Delicate




Reflection


Using the photos collected we were asked to select 5 or more and place them into which category we saw fit. The correct category which the photo was intended for was actually on the back, but looking would have defeated the purpose of this workshop. What we were learning was to edit the photographs strategically in order to create a collection of images without ambiguity. Each collection was then slowly edited down.






Delicate



Summer Project. Done

Legs


Reflection


Trust


Rest


Table

Slow

Excess


Joy


Early


Lips


Rain


Skill


Delicate


Broken


River


Birds


Dust


Dancing


Edge


Tea


Age




Sunday, 3 October 2010

Studio Visit - Christopher Eales

 

      






















Christopher Eales makes animated films and Illustrations. He has a very lived in and slightly messy studio. His latest work adorns the walls, my favourites are shown above. The building is having open studio days. Please visit. Find information here. Christopher's Studio is in Erlang House.


Christopher also has a website