Tuesday, 30 June 2009


I have experimented with different colours for the second line. however it is still hard to read, so i will look into using different type faces and play around with the colour more

Friday, 26 June 2009

COLOUR- photoshop prt 2

i think that i have over done it with the blending and smudgeing tools in this variation, but i have learnt some new techniques so it is ok. I will do another colour variation which uses more solid colours which will make the parts that have highlights on them, stand out more. i will also do another vertion where i use the actual type rather than this handdrawn type which i have used.
because it will look alot more cleaner.

COLOUR- photoshop prt 1

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

DEVELOPMENT-combining type and image

DEVELOPMENT-more layouts

LAYOUT of the quote



I want to start includeing more type into my work. so i have started to looking at quotes, so i can create meaning within my work.
for my next piece of work i have desided to take the first line from 
a song by:

The Rolling Stones-The sympathy of the devil
"Please allow me to introduce myself: I'm a man of wealth and taste."
I've been around for a long, long year; stole many man's soul and faith.
I was 'round when Jesus Christ had his moment of doubt and pain.
Made damn sure that Pilate washed his hands and sealed his fate.
i want to produce a design which is in a similar style of the likes of Alex Trouchet who also uses type and image and uses photoshop and illustrator to produce his work.


i have decided to use summer as a time to develop my software and printing skills and to start on the big D.
i need to develop my skills on photoshop, so i have decided to create some designs which will hopefully make me more confident with it.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

PPD/ portfolio evaluation

Reflect on your relationship between your portfolio of work and your creative ambitions as a designer.

my portfolio is mainly image based. its shows that my work has gone down the root of character design, however it also shows my developing skills in illustration and craft. i have developed a strong interest for screen-printing and the strengths within my portfolio are from print making. Even though my work is predominantly image based i also have began to involve type within my work. this I would like to develop as i progress into the third year.

Relate your own work to specific areas of contemporary design.

i would say that my work is heading towards a more illustration side of design, i look up to illustrators such as steven Harrington and Sanna Annukka. i would like to think my work shares some similarities to both of these designers, and i like working in the same area (screen printing). i also have produced work which is of a limited edition value as i like producing work which has an authentic, collectors feel to it. this is similar to Kid Robot- Dunny Vinyl toys and Johnny cupcakes- limited editon t shirt designer.

Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses against identified intentions and areas of contemporary practice.

My strengths at present would be my screen-print work and character/ illustration. therefore i have got a placement at a character designing company in newcastle called Paul Windels, this will give me a broader understanding of the type of briefs and style of work which is produced in this area of design. i will also be contacting screen printers and illustrators, so i can gain a broader understanding of how they receive work and seek more advice on my professional practice. My weakness in design is type and layout, i will need to gain a more in-depth understanding of this area in design to make my work stronger as i progress into the third year.

Clarify areas of design, skills development and professional concerns you aim to investigate further from this point forward.

i will be developing my screen printing skills, by trying and testing different styles of printing within this process which will allow me to have a more informed understanding as i begin my third year. i will Also be developing a broader understanding of type and layout and the rules which are related to this area of design, this will help me to combine my image style with typography in a more informed manor. i would also like to develop my skills on photoshop more as it work give me a chance to produces more work using software, this will develop my work from just looking hand crafted.

Briefly clarify the relationship between your creative practice and your proposed dissertation.

A study into the influences of subcultures on Graphic Design throughout the Post Modern period and how this is having an effect on design in contemporary culture.
i have chosen this as my dissertation as i believe subcultures have had a major influence on graphic design, and it will be interesting to see how this has developed and how styles have been adopted and created.