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We have internet!!!

After nearly a month in our new digs, it has been set up (love how the earliest the company could deal with it was 29 days into our moving – sigh – oh wells!).

Mix that with a broken bone (the metatarsal, basically it’s in the foot, and it’s scuppered my big toe) and we have plenty o’ blogging and designing for the next 6 weeks!

So I’ve pretty much finished the mag, just waiting on my fancy paper in the post to print and construct it – hopefully after Friday I’ll be in a lighter cast and will be able to balance myself whilst using the printer – moving from my room to the kitchen’s an adventure in itself right now!

These images here are just some ideas, messing about with collage and photoshop – they’re kind of a spin-off from the mag – it really got me into chopping up old vintage stuff. However, in the mag, the imagery is used to represent the articles, here I’m mashing them up, mirroring images, and messing about with colour. It’s really just me having a bit of fun! Hope you like what I’ve done so far 🙂

I’ve got a few more things to post over the next couple of days, such as my summer “continuous line” drawings, some logo/ poster work I’ve done and my 5min sketchbook. Oh, and a pack of cards too.

Over ‘n out



It’s a PAINT OFF!!!

So here’s the final paint video for the design blurb/ weebly site.

The story line has been altered, basically two paint tubes having a chat, one slags off the other – resulting in a paint bush sword fight/ dual…

…. I swear I was sound of mind when coming up with this … maybe sleep deprived but that’s about it …

Just a little bit of fun to add to the site for the element “colour”.

Also, shall be posting my vintage martini flash progress soon! Shall keep you posted 🙂

Over ‘n out,



Sweet n sour stop animation!

Stopped for dinner (microwave sweet n sour with egg fried rice – nom!) and a quick post about the project so far!

This is a quick prototype of the video I’m working on – as you can tell it’s SUPER basic – I’m going to be using the lighting facilities in another studio to get a more even lighting and I want it to have this sorta “jagged” look to it, but maybe a lil bit smoother. Also, the character’s will have voices along with the music, so that’ll enhance the idea a bit more too!

The storyline is gonna be basically one paint tube annoying the sunbathing paint tube, and in the end the annoying lil character will jump on the other tube, resulting in paint going everywhere.

Obv’ this video doesn’t cover the full story, as I just wanted to get to grips with how I’m wanting it to look right now, but after making this little demo, I’ve got a much clearer idea of how it’s going to end up. It’s also given me an insight into how I’m going to approach my Flash animation next week!

It’s gonna be a lil (hopefully) funny video to represent the design element “colour”, and the video will feature on the blurb/weebly webpage.

Anyways, back to the studio!



Website & Wetherspoons

Just a quick post about my project so far – finished my book layouts and onto the webpage now.
Thought I’d post up the link for Chiaroscuro, the layout is very basic as we’re quite restricted (we’re using a site called Weebly instead of the program Dreamweaver *sigh*) but I’m still chopping and changing things about and there’s still alot of construction going on (for example, there’s blank pages with default cloud banners and the video page has a dummy youtube video link on it right now).

So I’m hoping to get more photos for the other slideshows, and I’m wanting to create a very colourful and typography based stop-motion animation for my video page, so I’m currently researching into that and mind mapping the hell outta it!

My book layouts have had a few adjustments here and there – basically as much hand generated typo as possible!

So here’s some examples –

And here’s the link that takes you directly to the Chiaroscuro page, you can have a wee wander around the rest of the site, but memo – still a work in prog! 🙂

Anyways, that’s enough studio time for today – off for curry, drink and chit chat with the girls!

Over n’ Out,



Ink, Ink, Ink

Nearly finished my Blurb book spreads, and I’m starting to think about the new project – web design – luckily it’s an extension of the work from the first project, so that helps a lot!

After receiving feedback from my lecturers on some of my little doodles, that were accompanying my typography and photography, I’ve re-created the pictures by mono-printing them – and in the process I also made my front cover and contents page title… good times!

I created the fonts by drawing them out on card, cutting them out, then printing under/ over them with multiple colours of acrylic paint – on different textures/ weights of paper.

So here’s a sneak peek of the front cover and two of the spreads, as well as some of the raw photographs of the mono printing!

Front Cover.

Contents page banner.

Colour Double Page Spread One. (The dimensions of the book are 18 x 18cm – and I’m aiming for full bleed, falling off the page spreads – the rather informative pages will have a more conservative grid for legibility purposes, but pages like this will be messy!)

Lines Double Page Spread One.

This is a raw pick of the mono print I created for chiaroscuro, and the last image is for planes. These images will stand alone, merge, overlap or hang off the page with the typography and photography.

So once I’ve got my spreads done, and have the book made, I’ll stick up some photos! Also, I’ll post the web link up when I’ve finished this new project.

One more image for the road – turns out red ink on arms is a bad idea – it’s come off – but I looked rather sun burnt on my right arm for a couple of days afterwards – eek! … Don’t ask, we hit a creative brick wall, got bored, and decided this was the best way to spend our time 😛

Over n’ Out



Chiaroscuro & Curry

Just finished my time in studio today – thought I’d quickly stick up a wee post about my progress with this book project.

I’ve finished my research (thank god for that!) and I’m now onto taking photos for each of the basic principles of design.

I’ll then have to narrow these down to ten images, one for each category:

Colour, Texture, Dots, Lines, Dot & Line, Crossing, Planes, Circles, Rhythm and Chiaroscuro.

After that I’ll have to create an illustration for each photograph (using different materials ‘n such) and stick it all together in a purdy layout for publishing … and this is for Friday … sleeping shall be minimal for the remainder of this week!

So here’s 3 of the images that I feel are the strongest so far – shall hopefully get this all done in time!

So this spiderweb that I photographed today is for “Crossing”.

I was lucky enough to be taking pictures whilst there was a burst of sunshine through the windows, and because I snapped this during the blip of good weather, it picked up markings on the glass too – which I thought looked rather sparkly and purdy!

This is for “Texture”. Whilst photographing the walls outside our studio for “Dots”, I noticed a small numerical print on the wall – it looked like a rather rough texture, so I zoomed in and then altered the contrast on photoshop to bring it out a wee bit!

And last, but not least :P, this image is for “Chiaroscuro” (light-dark). Just stumbled across these whilst wondering about Scott Sutherland building and altered the white balance on my camera before taking the shot.

So that’s all for now, since I probably wont have much time to update over the next week!

Off for curry and chat at Jan ‘n Den’s now (biryani goodness!).

Over ‘n Out!