Friday, September 19, 2008

Assignment One: Poster Re-Design

I chose Jay Ryan as my designer to "rip off" for this assignment. You should DEFINITELY check him out if you never have before. My poster design is below. Please note that it's not yet finished, but close!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Modern Listener's Guide

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Evening Tweed is a graphic design collective formed in late 2006 by four 2008 graduates of the University of Brighton. I've been following their work via their website for several months now and they've all done some very fascinating stuff. About a month ago I came upon this piece done by Jez Burrows and I'm still amazed by it. In her words...

"Asked to respond to the word banausic, I chose to take the most grandiose, wilfully complex thing I knew and express it as mechanically and cold as I could manage. 'Destroyer's Rubies' by Destroyer was that thing. I transcribed the entire album and produced an exhaustive collection of diagrams and analysis, including: every word contained in the album in order of how many times it appears; references; grammatical structure; and the overall distribution of lyrics and 'la's."

I missed out on the very small run of A1 screenprints she originally did and I'm still kicking myself. In any case, check out a few more photos of the print here, and be amazed by her admirably exhaustive design.

P.S. I apologize if Jez is actually a he, which I'm just now realizing is entirely possible.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Communications Quiz

In our first Digital Design class last Thursday we were given a communications quiz. It involved drawing situational coffee cups, and the way we described these various coffee cups in short amounts of time.

In quadrant one, I was told to draw a "coffee cup". There it is. Quadrant two was a "coffee cup half full of milk" and quadrant three, a "coffee cup half full of coffee". Well, if it were half full you would not be able to discern what is in it, so two completely nondescript coffee cups are what I drew. In quadrant four I was to draw an "empty coffee cup". A coffee cup with no coffee in it is a sad thing, and the frowning face illustrates this clearly.

Monday, September 8, 2008

New Blog! Woo!

HELLO! I guess I'll be writing things here now.

Here are some of the more important things I should note right now:

Item 01. I write another blog called Skatterbrain. Skatterbrain is an indiepop-focused music blog where I write about my favorite songs and my favorite bands and all other things that end up intertwined between the two. I also make mixtapes regularly and post them there for downloading.

Item 02. I have a Flickr account which can be found HERE. There is a bit of a wild mess of things within the pages of my photostream there, but the majority of it is my recent school – as well as non-school – graphic design work (and otherwise).

Item 03. I will be posting a scan of my communications quiz in Digital Design tomorrow. Happy coffee, sad coffee :) :(