Wednesday, 31 March 2010
I decided to take time away from my computer and be more creative with my hands! A few days spent in letterpress and I created an old theatre ticket to use for the Backstage Brighton brief. Work is to be done towards the final book cover. There was something very satisfying about typesetting (in the good old fashioned way) and spending the day away from my laptop. Definitely a place where I will be hiding away more often.
An amazing study trip to Amsterdam. Such an inspiring place!
We visited a range of studios and gained lots of motivation. My particular favourite was Cobbenhagen Hendriksen. Chantel guided us through what she believed were their successful projects and their not so successful projects. This made me realise how a lot of design work is based on opinion, which further made me think about my own work and working style a bit more. With her experience of being a typography lecturer at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and working with students, Chantel was really able to give us a good understanding of the next steps we should be taking.
Friday, 12 March 2010
A live brief to create a new identity for the Soundwaves Festival 2010. We took a radio apart and used what we found inside to try and create some abstract imagery to represent what the clients wanted. They expressed it was a festival that presented 'unusual music', we therefore used this expression as our starting point. A collaboration with Heather Webster.