16/10/2011

Typo Project

Typographically illustrating the quotes of memorable speakers


Century Carbon

A war-inspired typeface





Ware Jewellery Photoshoot

I recently had the pleasure of assisting the talented Emma Ware  http://emmaware.co.uk
helping with the making of her unique jewellery pieces as well as the photoshoot for her latest collection, where I assisted and also did the model make-up.







05/05/2011

The Ten Commandments

We were given a collection of geometric shapes, a 'visual alphabet' for us to work with. Without altering or adding to the shapes in any way, we were required to illustrate each of the ten commandments.
Only two colours (white doesn't count as a colour), the shapes may be overlapped, repeated and resized to scale.

I won't give them away but to summarize my concept the black triangle represents mankind, with the black square representing 'thy neighbour' and the white sphere the female, or neighbour's wife.










Misc

Just found this little drawing that passed me by... it was part of the News of The World project that I did on North Korea.

Woods' Wedding Invitations!

I've just had the pleasure of designing the invitations for my good friends Claire and Chris! The wedding colours are red and ivory and of an english summer garden theme, hence the pimms, strawberries and bunting. I can't wait for the big day!!

The designs are hand drawn although I would have liked to have played around with screenprinting the design with block colours. But the beautiful bride-to-be seemed pleased and that's the priority.




10/04/2011

War













Bits 'n' Peices




































A design I made for Southwark arts forum to be used for a summer event 

found this old t-shirt design I made ages ago... Think it could be updated and reworked a little now I know Illustrator a bit better!


31/01/2011

The Gentlest Discipline


Just before Christmas our tutors organised for us the opportunity to visit the London Coliseum to see the English National Ballet. Not only did we see it for free, but we got to watch the dress rehearsal one day before the performance was open to the public! And we had the place to ourselves!
It was so beautiful I felt moved by the whole atmosphere. The dancers make it look so easy, appearing weightless and  effortless in their gestures, but of course in reality they train incredibly hard and their bodies are extremely strong and powerful, like well oiled machines. 
 











28/11/2010

Newspaper Project pt 2: The Publication















































For the second part of the Newspaper project we were asked to create a publication, relating to part one in topic. I wanted to move away from the drawings I had been making and do something challenging, and outside of the confines of my desk! As I was working with a theme of propaganda it seemed only natural build something in the outside world; something large-scale and dramatic.
I chose to use the words of someone who had a greater understanding on the subject than myself - Jang Jin-Sung, a North Korean who had worked for Kim Il-Sung before successfully fleeing his regime to the south. Few have survived these attempts, and when Jang Jin-Sung succeeded his poetry on the experiences of his homeland became well known throughout South Korea.
This particular poem of his uses light & darkness as a metaphor for hope for the people of North Korea. This, teamed with the knowledge that North Korea is completely black when viewed from a satellite at night due the the economic crisis, led me to design this piece. The type is supposed to seem like a satellite image of a city at night, but it also looks a bit like fireflies - which I quite like because they are mentioned in the poem.

The process... pasting up with the help of my good friend Chris!

The Propagandist

For our first project this year we had to design a 20 page A2 size newspaper. We were asked to research current stories from a range of newspapers and choose one topic or story and style/stance to base our own on. Much publicised that week was Kim Jong Il's son's introduction to North Korea as their future leader. After further reading and watching the unsettling documentary Welcome to Korea I decided to base my entire newspaper on the subject.
I produced naive, hand-rendered drawings to highlight the ridiculousness of this shambolic pantomime-government, in the gritty realism of black & white.
I'll put some images of the final designed newspaper up soon, still have some further work to do on them at the moment.