Friday, 31 October 2008
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
I have been designing some posters for my supermarket project and for one of my posters I have focussed on Supermarkets blurring the edges between eating out and takeaway food. Band aid in 1985 was a collaboration of differing singers and groups led by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure that aimed to raise money for suffering third world people. The song they produced was called 'Do they know its Christmas' and I remember my Nan playing it to me as a child the lyric- 'Feed the World' stuck in my memory because it sounded such a positive message. These words informed the takeaway bag part of my poster reflecting the world foods section at Supermarkets.
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Saturday, 25 October 2008
This is a image from 'Yellow Submarine' (1968). I love this film, I saw it as a child and thought that the imagery was dreamlike. The characters' of the Beatles legs were long and accentuated, the sound effects were unlike anything I'd heard before and the colours were bright.
Matthew Richardson is an Illustrator who similarly to myself works with collage, print and digital media. What interests me about Matthew's style is the abstraction behind his work which I feel is appropriate to Fine Art aswell as Illustration which is an area I am examining in my journal.
This is a piece by Chris Corr, an illustrator whos work has been inspired by his travels around the world. I love the charm and his vibrant colours depicting a world that 'He would like to live in'. I feel his work is childlike but sophisticated and it is no suprise to me that he is illustrating for children too.
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
This is another influence on my self initiated project 'Shopped: The shocking power of british supermarkets'. Blythman documents how supermarkets bully suppliers, claim to offer customer choice but control what they stock and stock poor quality goods among many other points. Similarly to the fictional 'Kingdom Come' Blythman comments how supermarkets are taking the character out of places/towns.
This is a piece of work by Andrew Pavitt an Illustrator who did a talk in the second year and who similarly to Gillian Blease works with digital media. I instantly liked Andrew's style because of the clearness and simplicity of it again using pattern, form and shape. He talked of developing his own fonts being influenced by the 1975 film 'Rollerball' and to consider developing your work to expand into other areas such as card design.
This is an example of work by Gillian Blease who works with digital media in the formation of her visuals. What I like about Blease's work is the use of pattern, shape and form which is a way I like to work. I was interested in the versatility of her work because of its simple style especially with her experience in surface design with Jenny Duff.
Monday, 20 October 2008
Another childhood influence on my Consumerism project is Dr Who. I have produced different heads to reflect the process of formation of a supermarket and what is entailed in doing so which reminded me of the way the character of Dr Who's face continually changed to form a different personality.
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
Saturday, 4 October 2008
Sim City is a game I used to play on my Super Nintendo when I was a child. Based around the idea of building this is an aesthetic influence on my compositions. I love the birdseye view style and flat but sort of 3dimensional graphics that we dont see in games anymore.