2012 Postcard

I think I have a postcard for Friday … not sure … and it may be completely different by tomorrow, depends on the sorta feedback I get, but thought I’d post it up here on my studio lunch break 🙂

Each animal represents a season – Rabbit/Spring, Frog/Summer, Hedgehog/Autumn, and Owl/Winter – so this relates to the word “Year”.

To include the Olympic logo, each animal is given a colour from one of the rings, with black being used in the circles that surround each image. So this links to the colours and shapes used in the iconic logo.

Here’s two other ideas, one refined and one not so refined – I think it’s obvious which is which! 😛

So this was an idea of using just numbers – 776 being the first year the Olympics were held and this year where it’s being held in London – 2012! I was kinda aiming for making it look like a code.

And this is more of a doodle style – each letter being a season…

So that’s it so far! Hope ya like it! 🙂

Over n’ out

graphicdesignandstuff

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BAZINGA! It’s the Chatterboxes and Shooting Stars!

Seems like forever since the my last post!

Since I last blogged my internet’s been acting up again – hello pre-2000! …

Anyways – it has returned after turning the router off and on several times over the duration of a fortnight! Also started the move up to my new flat (YayYayYay! :D) and been job searching (*I need a dollar dollar*).

Also been working on some doodles, and other ideas ‘n such – thought I might post a wee bit about them up here 🙂

So these are the “Chatterboxes” … they stem from little drawings I was doing of inanimate objects – twas giving them personalities. In this case, the larger speakers in my living room are two veeerrry gossipy women, with yappy little iPods…

This is an idea I’m still working on; a collection of postcards – pref’ large, kick ass A5 postcards – based on TV programs I’m into. The finals would be printed onto thick (pref 280 grams), matt card – although my first lil’ mock ups were made on glossy (only paper to hand at that point) and the colour looked soo vibrant on them, so might make it one side glossy – for the image – and the other matt, for the type.

These are the two that I’ve finished so far. The first one here is based on the show “Shooting Stars” – the design a simplified version of their target logo – and the bright colours representing the upbeat, comedy theme that the show has. The type on the back is one of the lines used, on a regular basis, on the show. Oh, and the font is Hattenschweiller (I think that’s the right spelling!). It gives it a nineties look – even though the program is still running, I feel it was at its height back then.

The second is based on the show “The Big Bang Theory”. The colours are based on the kind of t-shirts Sheldon wears, which ties in nicely with the type that I’ve chosen – “Bazinga!” – his choice of word for when he tries to play a joke on the others. The font is Arial – just to give Helvetica a holiday =P – I felt this just suited the theme, and the flatness, of the imagery. The lines and circles are to hint at neutrons, electrons ‘n such – since the the main characters are professors of Physics.

I think what I aiming for, to link them altogether, is flat, bright, simple shapes, with simple fonts. Hopefully I’ll have them finished soon so I can post up the final cards.

Also still finishing off my other sketches from the previous theme, so might post them up too. Anyways, back to the job search now – this student needs monies!

graphicdesignandstuff

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