Friday, 30 October 2009

Form, Function and Material..

Friday was the deadline for our project, an A3 poster which had to illustrate the form, function and material of an object. The object we were given was a tin can, not the most interesting of things agreed, but we thought that this was a positive because it would drive us to think harder and be more creative.

Me and my team mate (Matthew Weeks) are pretty happy with the outcome. It got a good response from our class mates as well as our lecturers. Job well done! Whats next?

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Never judge a book by its cover..

Roughly a year and a half ago I realized that I didn't own many books on graphic design, In an attempt to increase my collection I logged on to amazon and bought a few books that looked interesting. A week or so later they arrived "Graphic design that works", " Graphic design cookbook" and "Graphic design as communication". The first two books were a good read, with alot of strong ideas and nice work, The third book (pictured above) was just page after page of text, not some that visually enticed me, needless to say I was never interested in it... Not until about a week ago when I was sorting through my books, making room for my new arrivals (still attempting to increase my collection) I picked it up and flicked through, hoping it had transformed into something of interest, suddenly my eye was caught by something familiar, A print of F.T marinetti's Zang Tumb Tumb (1914) futurista poster. I became alot more interested in the book as the week before we had been shown this poster in one of my lectures, I began to realise the relevance of this book to my course, Flicking back to the contents page I read "(chapter) 6 Modernism, (chapter) 7 Postmodernism," which are huge aspects of my course.
So basicly.. I purchased this book based on the cover, Id say a job well done to the designer, But then I was disappointed with the content. Now a year later its going to be tremendously benificial. Never judge a book by its cover.. ?

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Fabien Barral

This is a small selection of work from one of my favorite designers Fabien Barral. I love the style of his work, I find it very inspirational.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Paul Arden

A few weeks ago I bought 'It's not how good you are, It's how good you want to be.' by Paul Arden, Just reading the book builds you up, gives you an extra sense of drive and power. Straight away I began looking for more of his books and came across 'God explained in a taxi ride' and 'Whatever you think, Think the opposite.' After eagerly awaiting their delivery, I now officially own them. I cant wait til I get the chance to sit down and read them properly.

Reading List
  1. Whatever you think, Think the opposite
  2. A smile in the mind
  3. God explained in a taxi ride
  4. How to have creative ideas

Thursday, 22 October 2009

One of the best books I have purchased

The art of looking sideways - Alan Fletcher

I recommend anyone who's into graphic design to buy this book. I did so at the recommendation of Ben Terret. Its a book about everything.. Colour, Creativity, Aesthetics, Paradox Etc. I can spend absolutely hours reading this book

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

One small step for man..

One ginormous leap for Jay Price.. His first blog. I took a long time to get around to publishing my online account of thoughts, feelings, inspiration and work. Let it begin..