An intersting take on a classic...
I think this is beautiful.
Im not even sure why.
Firstly, Im sure it's the colours, lots, bright but muted, like low opacity.
Layers is proably something else Im attracted too.
Strong element of pattern and structure.
The mix of straight verticals with swirls.
I want to doodle.
There really is a difference between Sketch and Module and I'm preferring the old ways at the moment.
I shall create my own sketchbooks [HOPEFULLY IF I
These are some inspiring images from the Sketchbook Flickr pool.
A Level kids were doing, that I actually WANTED to do them. So I will. I think.
Presentation went alot better than I thought...and has cemented the fact that I want to do a placement at Tigerprint...maybe next Summer? Although, I don't believe that I am good enough to do my own briefs etc I feel as though, I should have my own style before going somewhere so...wow.
I want to do me-art now.
Must finish other projects first.
I'm thinking during the holidays [SINCE WE HAVE UNTIL FEB] I will focus on inspirations.
I will blog more.
I will blog more designery-arty-crafty- things.
I will start one of those sketchbooks that's sitting on the 'sketchbook' shelf.
Just arrived home from Leeds, Bradford and Tigerprint Studios.
It was amazing.
Im doing the right course. Most definately.
Im actually excited to do my presentation and write my report.
I even have a propostition for the designers of UCS...
[WATCH THIS SPACE]
I honestly, have no idea how I am going to get all that I need to do in the time I have to do it.
It's 2 weeks until the end the semmester, I've already compromised most of my projects so far with having to work so much to pay the fees...
Does anyone have Bernard's Watch?
Ideally it makes you see something differently
It makes you see through the eyes of the artist
The world looks different
It may make you think differently
It may make you feel different
It has to affect a change in the mind of the viewer"
Has anyone else seen this?
I didn't even realise it was on...did I miss a good first two episodes or is it not worth holding out for...
Im not into conceptual art anyways =]
December 8th 2009
I may not be able to speak to any of the designers as this is THE busiest time for greetings card designers (heh) but I will be speaking to Studio Manager, Anna Woods at the main studio in Bradford.
Im so nervous.
I hope there's one designer who can spare a moment, as Im not sure if she will be able to answer my questions on influences and inspirations, but we shall see.
I have just finished my latest project, a Maintenance Log Sheet for the Manager.
Awkward. Why you ask? Because he only has access to Microsoft Word. Which meant VERY stupid tables to get around. And he wanted it A3...which Word doesn't like.
4 hours later, I'm done and dusted.
A mug of hot choc and some doodles are in order now
[before I get on with the next project Cement Bag re-designs]
Although I love wedding ides, going is so much effort! I'm looking forward to the sweetie bar however...bet it wont come close to my ideas for Mum's 50th Alys in Wonderland party.
Maybe I should take my new-found-love-of-doing-line-drawings and illustrate the ideas I have so far?
One thought: need to finish
Two thought: layout layout layout
Three thought: must stop eating ice cream
London trip was...eventful. Images soon.
The closest I have ever got to a studio was in Year 9 at a MEN ONLY printers. It was awful. Although I did get to turn on my first Mac. Good times.
So, I'm now moving up to a 30 designer team, specialising in greeting cards for M&S at the busiest time of the year. Cannot wait.
"as designers we have the tendancy to hoard things of interest"
I knew there was a scientific reason behind the madness this squirrel drey of a flat.
And that is what I will tell people.
Things done at, for, and inspired by university.
Somewhere for all these thoughts, graphics, and hoarded paper fancies.