Tuesday, 15 December 2009

onedotzero musings

Over the last week I've been tearing my hair out trying to get my 'onedotzero' film together, or at least a solid draft. It's been quite tough trying to visualise what I want to do. I've had trouble storyboarding and I've been getting really frustrated with not having anything to show for my thoughts and planning.

Last week I decided to just go for it and started making my film based on a loose storyboard and whatever I could think of at the time. I got some cool stuff and I'm going to edit that together to see if I'm closer to where I want to be with the work. However, I still think there's room for improvement and after experimenting at the end of the day I found different approach and new aesthetic that I could pursue.

These photographs were my experiments.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Slighty Off Topic - Christmas!

As it's Christmas and we had such a great dinner that night I thought I'd share the Sauce Collective Christmas portrait!

In more work related news, the Sauce website has been updated with a brilliant portfolio section. I haven't got much work on there at the moment mind you but it's looking pretty cool!

Sauce Collective Portfolio

Saturday, 5 December 2009

'Biased' Typeface

The outcome of a one week project I did a couple of weeks ago. The brief was to create a typeface from a 'found grid'.

I based my typeface on a photograph of some diagonal wooden cladding I photographed at Brighton Station. I made a rule that I would stay faithful to the right diagonal and not slant the other way, hence the name 'Biased'. This restriction created some interesting results.

The brief also asked for the typeface to be put into context appropriate to it's look and style. It reminded me a hell of a lot like sci-fi books and films and particular Star Trek!

You can also see further down my blog that I've been starting to use this typeface in some personal and experimental work. I've designed two typefaces now and I enjoy the process so I'm looking to make custom type and type design a prominent part of my work.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

xmas cards!

I was bored on the train this evening so I went about making some Christmas cards that I'll be giving out to friends and family this year.

I've never really done this kind of thing before and the ideas for the cards are fairly basic and have probably been done before but what the heck, I like em!

Used a bit of Gill Sans, which looks pretty 'Christmassy' to me and your run of the mill red and green Christmas colours. In case you hadn't noticed, I have used type to create the illustrations as well.

Hope you like them, and if you're lucky enough you might be getting one of these!

Click on the picture to make the Gif work and see the other designs!

The studio space

I am a big fan of the studio space we have this year and as usual I'm taking full advantage. There is no way that I could get away with having this much work and this much mess hanging around in my flat so I pretty much go crazy at uni.

You might not be able to see it unless you click on the picture but we have a bit of an anti Robert Pattinson thing on to the left of my space. It's usually occupied by a girl who's obsessed with Twilight so Neil put up this ingenious poster mocking Robert Pattison.

A close up of my wall space. I pin up work and stuff that I like. At the moment I've got a bit of Sagmeister, some Dan Flavin and an Avatar newspaper cut out.

An idea and experimentation for a zine I'm working on with some friends over at:
Sauce Collective

This one you've seen before but I put up on my wall cos I like it.

Me, taking over the studio. The black stuff, the boxes and the messy wall space on the left are all mine and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Stay cool!

Late night quick blog!

Latest project is all about working with lights for me. I've bought a few sets of crap of crap Christmas lights and I'm going to be setting them up in various formations and installations which I'll then be filming and animating.

Here a few photographs to give you an idea of colour and possible types of composition.