“On the gallows tree, all men are brothers” -A Feast For Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book Four) by George R. R. Martin
Since finishing the first year of my course, life has been so busy and hectic. Last week I got about four and a half hours sleep a night, due to working from 7AM, returning home for dinner about 4PM, and working through until midnight. So the design work has had to be put onto the back burner for a while or I’d literally have a mental breakdown!
However, I don’t want my blog to become stale and have decided to upload some designs that are a couple of months old now, just to keep things interesting and as up to date as possible.
This here, is my logo that I have created for myself. I am planning on incorporating this into as much uni and personal work as possible, so hopefully people can become familiar with the brand that I am trying to create for myself.
I did this in exactly the same way I did the Dita Von Teese image by tracing over the letters of the word ‘Sky’ in Illustrators boring default font that is Myriad Pro in regular. I then used my imagination to create something a bit more interesting and decorative using just a 0.5 fine liner. Once I had finished I scanned it in, live traced it in photoshop to neaten it up, and after playing about in photoshop for a while I ended up with this…
Yesterday in my Graphics lesson we were being taught the importance of not completely relying on a computer and how great it can be when different media, traditional and digital art are united to make something unique. For this I printed off the high quality image of Dita, grabbed some tracing paper and drew everything that’s in white with a black pen. I then scanned the tracing paper into Photoshop, but wasn’t happy with how it looked, so I then imaged traced it in Illustrator. Once back in Photoshop I inverted the colour to make it white and here you go.
Also I think Dita Von Teese is crazy beautiful!
This week in Graphic Design class, we learnt about the art movement, Constructivism. Many people consider it to be directly linked to Russian propaganda posters, but this was not Alexander Rodchenko’s intention when he was first creating his artwork in this style. Using constructivism in propaganda posters was actually used after, mainly because the geometric shapes, use of red, white or cream, and black, suited the messages they wanted to send out so well.
Our task for the lesson was to create an event poster in the constructivism style, and use the same colours. This was mine, and I chose to do a gig poster for one of my favourite bands, Deftones. This is not a real date for a gig, I entirely made this up for my task, and I used Adobe Illustrator.
I recently stumbled across this amazing designers website, and simply fell in love. Every single image of her work is a joy to look at, and it really inspires me to want to learn to manipulate type the way Hische does. Everything flows so well and after looking at these images over and over I think I’d recognise a Jessica Hische piece of typography anywhere. Here are some of my favourites from her site. I did have to restrain myself from posting all of them though!