2013 Penguin Design Award: Final Submission. ‘The Big Sleep is a serious and significant mainstream novel that just happens to possess elements of mystery and crime. The story is well known both in celluloid and print so it is essential to come at it from a fresh angle. Try to design a new cover for a new generation of readers, avoiding the obvious clichés. Originality is key.’
WARNING THIS ESSAY DOES FEATURE IMAGES SOME MAY FIND OFFENSIVE. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!! Written by Hannah Yapp Essay Question: Contrast different approaches to feminist artistic practice since the 1970′s and assess their strengths and weaknesses in the context of the women’s movement This essay will critically evaluate the contrasting approaches within feminist artistic practice, considered against the contextual issues of the women’s movement succeeding the 1970′s. It will begin by offering a brief social commentary on the movement itself, before examining differing approaches between prolific artists of the era to possibly identify and explore recurring themes, evaluating…
This year I’ve taken part in curating our ‘Make do and mend’ end of year show. The building chosen, is an old cafe which is now a bus shelter waiting room and soon to be knocked down. We had full control and freedom over the project, pasting images on the floor, painting the walls with chalkboard paint, hand made bunting created to display further work and more. Its been amazing! Heres the poster illustated by Amy Wiseman and created by David Dixon… Updates will follow!
Sunni Brown has been hugely influencial in my research and creative process. Using these visual techniques has improved my information intake and recalling of information at a later date. Also in initial design concepts its a brilliant way of brainstorming, after all designers are visual thinkers…bring on the doodle revolution!
Have always been a huge fan of Stefan Sagmeister, ever since his book, ‘things I have learnt so far’ its a good collection of some fantastic typography and inspiring phrases. Came across this talk and it really humoured me. Learning design so far we’ve focused on design as a vessel ie. Advertising, packaging, but what about design for fun? Its purpose, pure happiness?
This piece by Davy & Kristin McGuire is absolutely beautiful. I’ve found a keen interest in book making, especially unique and interactive designs. The Icebook is a truly genius concept, an innovative piece of design. I never would of imagined creating a book as a performance piece and emotionally its supprisingly moving. For more details and information on The Icebook click here.
So….heres my blog! Im currently in my 2nd year at Colchester school of arts studying a degree in graphic media. Having no previous experience pre-course its been a VERY steep learning curve. This blog will be my vessel to archive all my projects, research, inspirations, successes and fails….well thats the plan, lets just see what happens. The website itself is still a work in progress so expect to see changes in the future.