Thursday, 3 March 2011

Hard drive hunting..

Recently my hard drive has been telling me that he's a little full, In an effort to trim his excess waist, I have been scrummaging around finding all sorts of old work. During my two years studying interactive media at college I first discovered how to create vector illustrations, and then I just kept making them.

The illustration below is part of an animation project, which is the reason she has no mouth.. hopefully Ill find some more interesting pieces!

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Sustainable Me: Group Print

The first term of second year.. ugh, We were set the theme of sustainability in which he had to produce four outcomes, two screen based and two print based pieces each media consisting of one individual and one group.

This is my group print outcome, We emailed designers asking them their position on sustainability, the message we delivered is intended to be relevant to their response. The design agency we contacted disregarded the practice of sustainability stating that they believed the duty wasn't down to them, but down to the government and other authoritative organisations.

Our idea was that we would develop material that would be delivered to design agencies as a military operation to give that initial impact. The material would be designed reflecting each agencies profile, the agency we contacted designed for a lot of out pursuit centres and companies of that nature, hence the army/survival guide theme.

(Design and created by: Jay Price, Alex Morris and Jessica Curtis)

In the land of..

I loved this project!

This was a brief set at the end of my first year at university, it was to develop a poem into a narrative, with the outcome being either a film or a book. The poem was a basis for the narrative and the out didn't have to include all the original copy. The outcome must reflect themes and ideas within the poem.

The poem I was given was 'The Land of the Bumbley Boo' by Spike Milligan, as you may know Spike Milligan is famous for his shows such as 'The Goon Show' and 'Q9' also said to of inspired the Monty Python.

The themes of the poem are escapism with a comical appeal, it's not only aimed at children but adults as well.

One Hundred Years of Solitude

The brief was to redesign the book cover for Gabriel Garcia Marquez's 'One Hundred Years of Solitude'. It was set by penguin as part of the student awards competition, I had a bloody bad time with this one..

James and the Giant Peach

I have finally managed to photograph my work.. I decided against just uploading the PDF outcome.

Anyway.. down to business, this is my final outcome for Puffin student awards. The brief was to redesign Roald Dahls classic 'James and the Giant Peach' for its fiftieth anniversary..

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Testing.. One, Two

Well.. lets just say its been awhile, and i'm deeply sorry, I kept meaning to update it with new work, inspirational pieces and daily thoughts.. but university got the better of me, but as it is now second year and i'm obviously a much more mature student, I shall commit to updating this blog frequently.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Magazine Layout - Jan Tschichold

The second piece is complete!! I had to get my Tschichold time on and design a magazine layout using modernist principles (hierarchy, path for the eye and strong use of negative space), Tschichold is one of the fathers of modernism, writing the first typography 'how to book'. If the truth is told I spent a lot more time developing the Brody layout, I felt it was best to have one really good piece than two mediocre pieces. The design is based on one of his posters for an exhibition, I liked the simplicity and elegance, inspiring me to appropriate the style. All in all, I particularly enjoyed this project and feel that magazine design is possibly the area of graphic design I would wish to go into.

(For a full view click the image)

The next project begins early Monday morning (Ughhhh!) despite this fact i am looking forward to the brief (developing TV idents), I have a few ideas buzzing around my head already.

Au revoir
! xx