Saturday, 18 February 2012


On Wednesday afternoon I went down to London with my Mum and sister. The main reason for going was to see the David Hockney Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art but as well as this we went to see The Lion King at The Lyceum Theatre in the West End and did some general wondering around London too.

The Lion King. Such an amazing show everything was great the costumes, singing, acting, set design, choreography and make up.

The David Hockney Exhibition was also really good and I was so glad that I had the opertunity to go to this exhibition. There was such as good collection of his work all together.

Working around London there was so much graphic design and typography.

Fortnum and Masons. Exterior and Inside.

We also when to the Ripley Believe It or Not Museum. A Horse made out of plastic utensils, Debbie Harris created with a Cassette tape, Envelope with hidden message and a dress made out of toilet paper.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Experimental Typography

The new brief for typography was just 2 weeks long. In the first week we had to use elements from the Radio Times to create three sets of three A4 more visually interesting layouts.

For the second week we could use any magazine to create two A3 layouts.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Developing Illustration Practice

The new brief for developing illustration practise is to design a CD cover front and back. We could choose any music that we liked. The music that I choose was Laura Marling and Mumford and Sons collaborating with the Indian Dharohar Project. This is a mixture between contemporary British Folk and Indian Folk music.

The idea behind the first image was trying to and show both the British and Indian elements. The first way that I thought of ding this was with animals due to the fact that the wildlife of Britain and India are so distinctly different. In the first image the British wildlife is on the left or the West facing the Indian wildlife on the right or the East.
The second image is the same as the first only this time the wildlife is coloured based on the flag of the country that it is from.
For the third image i created a similar piece to the first only this time the animals are more stylised in there form. I wanted to do this to show the contemporary element of the music.
The fourth image is the same as the third but this time in a similar way to the second image I have used the colours of the countries flag only this time just an outline which I think works much better that the full colour.
I also looked at the different instruments used by the British folk artists and the Indian. In the fifth image I used water colour paints an a thin fine liner pen to outline the collection of instruments. In the sixth image I used a similar style as before in the placement of the images and used the brown fine liner again.
In the last image I was looking at ways in which I could add typography to the cover.