Monday, June 21, 2010

i'm loving this pro-activeness i've discovered in myself!

yesterday, i saw a flower and it's shape inspired me, i took some photos and today, after working on my pdf portfolio for a few hours i decided to make motif based on the flower i saw yesterday. here is the first result of my experiment.. not sure what to do with it next..

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

i was clearly feeling very pro-active

Yesterday i was clearly feeling very pro-active as not only did i get quite a lot of the work i needed to do done but i also started a self initiated project making a repeat pattern.. some of my first attempts at the pattern can be seen below..

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

working on my portfolio

So i've started the long list of tasks my tutor set me to do to my portfolio, first on my list, turn a letterpress poster i made into a book jacket from a series about conflict and peace..

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

surface design exploration

Today i met with my tutor about fixing up my portfolio for my year out, she looked at the pattern i had used to make a wallpaper and suggested i tried applying this to plates etc and apply it to something to show use of the pattern in my portfolio. this is pretty much my dream job, so i took great pleasure in adding my pattern to a crockery set, i wish i could have this made up in real life!!
this is just a start, i can think of a million things i could apply this to!

Monday, June 7, 2010

so it appears to be world cup time again..

i am not a fan of football, but i believe "felines" is much better than "three lions" so here is my take on felines/ three lions on my shirt!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

defining the times..


Spread 1..
Spread 2..

Spread 3..Spread 4..

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

which one to choose..

i thought the photographic cover looked much better, but when i printed the covers out to do small test runs the graphic one was much stronger than i had thought and now i don't know which one i prefer! both need some touching up to finish them off though..

photos form a better approach?

completely new approach.. think maybe this fits better with the spreads I have designed..

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

jacket jacket jacket

getting there slowly..

more book jacket

bit happier with this now but it's still not quite right, the text isn't right but I'm not sure where to go next with it.. break to finish off my spreads then see if i can finish it off!

Defining the times - book jacket

So I have been designing some spreads and a book jacket for my current uni project..
this is literally the first idea and initial stages of the book jacket..