Tuesday, 26 October 2010

What's this then?

This is the first time, other than the 'payback' post I made in the summer months, I've posted something from the 'What's the payback?' campaign. Done loads of work for this and I really plan on doing a massive post about it all at some point but I don't have pictures of all the printed material yet.

Having said that, I'm itching to show you guys what I've been doing so here is the front of the invite that will be sent out for the public seminar on renewable energy in November. The invite features the 'What's the payback?' logo I created which I'm quite pleased with.


Monday, 25 October 2010

She Haunts The Roads

'She Haunts The Roads' is my brother's band. I got bored and used the type I 'bastardised' for my Manifesto project. I have to do a poster for him for a gig they're doing with a band called Verses in Guernsey in January. I think this type could work for them as a band logo/font/identity though. I've got loads of ideas as to what they could do.

The name gets me thinking about so many different things, I've started to build up my own story about who 'She' is. I want to keep ticking things over and write ideas down for them because I'd really like to have a go at doing a massive project for them when they get some music together.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Why I love Star Wars.

I love everything about Star Wars. I love watching the films but I'm just as amazed about how they were made. Vanity Fair recently posted an article with behind the scenes photographs from the shooting of The Empire Strikes Back (my favourite Star Wars film) and they are some of the best behind the scenes shots I've seen.

I particular love the image above, the filming of the opening title sequence. I have always wondered how they did that back then without After Effects and computers. Seeing a process like that gets me excited about how I can make my own work and that you can always find a way to do something.

Check out the full article here.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010


Really struggling with our Manifesto project. I mean, I can write about who I want to be, the kind of work I want to do and all that quite easily. The hardest thing for me has been translating that into some kind of imagery/posters. I'm a bit stuck. I don't feel like I've raced off to a great start this year which worries me slightly but then I also have to consider that we're only a week in. Perhaps I'm just a bit rusty. I also moved in to my new house last Wednesday and it's been pretty stressful settling in. I'm hoping that over the next few days I will hit the mark at what I'm used to setting myself.

From my frustrations I just decided to make things. They aren't the best things I've ever done & the 'Tools' poster was just done to get it out there. I don't think it's a particularly ground breaking idea and that style of work isn't really me.

But alas! I've had a tutorial and I think I know where I'm going. Something that suits me way more plus a scale of working that I'm more comfortable with.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

The wall of awesome.

Trying to gain some creative momentum so I started putting things on the wall in the rotunda. A few bits of type work up there you might recognise and I've put up an A3 sized white board so we can doodle/write something new on there everyday. I don't just want my work up there either, anyone can add stuff!

It's all about getting it off screen and putting it in the real world! One of the frustrations I'm having with my work at the moment!

 Using the saying 'pictures say 1000 words' I'm considering setting up a Twitter that doesn't use words at all but instead contains links to images of this board:

The 'tweets' will be whatever it says/illustrates on the board. This way 140 characters becomes obsolete and not only will the messages be online but they will be in a 'live' space for people to interact with and change if they please.


Jason deCaires Taylor

I went along to 'Heft: Weight and Touch in Contemporary Sculpture' today at The Discovery Centre in Winchester and I saw some really awesome work. One thing that really took my attention, along with many other pieces, was a film by Jason deCaires Taylor of his 'underwater sculptures'.

The film itself was a great piece of work. I felt really immersed in this underwater world where all these sculptural forms were so still and the water and sea life around them were moving and carrying on with what they do. As humans we rule the land, but we become totally different creatures in water. For me the sculptures mirrored that and it made me think about the whole other world that's down there. The human like sculptures standing there are, in a way, fulfilling our dream of being immersed in that kind of world. Sure, as humans, we have the technology and apparatus to view that world but we will never truly be apart of it like these sculptures are.

The following videos aren't the one I saw in the gallery but they contain similar shots. Definitely worth going to the exhibition if you're in Winchester to view it context with the other pieces. I was really impressed with the other work their too. Artists of note were 'Sophia Olivia Clapham‏' and 'Noemie Goudal'.

Jason DeCaires Taylor Underwater Sculpture from Christian Sandino-Taylor on Vimeo.

It's a nice change not to be so self-indulgent on your own blog. Sometimes you get a bit too involved with trying to develop yourself. Taking a step back and reflecting on something you've never seen before is an amazing way to get yourself in a good mood and inspired once again.


Sunday, 3 October 2010

Time to change.

Some new type stuff and a bit of progression from my last couple of posts. I really wanted to do something awesome and different for our summer brief but I've been spending so much time working for Dad and trying to find a house over the last couple of weeks I've neglected it a little bit.

Still, I'm pretty sure I'll be doing as much of my own unique type this year as possible.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Hello again.

Listening to Lostprophets again for the first time too so the title seems relevant!

Been back on the summer project stuff again after almost sorting out where I'm going to be living this year!

Looking at combining a technique I found over the summer with some of the type stuff I've been doing. The plan is to make a couple of posters based around the theme of the Renewable Energy industry and the Energy industry in general. I've learnt a lot of new things and come back to things I already know so it seems relevant right now.

Also having spent a large chunk of the summer working on a campaign for a Renewable Energy company, why stop now? I've lived the last 17 years of my life with my Dad building up his company and I've learnt a lot that I don't think many people my age know, so I've got to get my knowledge and opinions out there!

Enough gabbing. The following image features the 'Hello Hell' type I've posted already but I've been messing around with some transfer techniques, scanned the image in and inverted it to get this rather awesome aesthetic.