IXD104 – The interface – Week 4

Should have done and posted master apprentice exercises mind maps initial sketches Research ————— Week 6 group critique and hand-in ——————– It’s important to separate yourself from your final product to evaluate it – Is it functional? Does it answer the client brief? The interface A minimal, consistent colour pallet can be quite successful. Show…

IXD104 – Week 3 – Hand to mouse

This course does not create illustrators but if  you are passionate about it then pursue it! Practice makes perfect. Reminder: Research 40% is all blog and backup work — Get on it! Alex, Ethan, Georgia, Jessica —> IXD students to look up What is illustration? Anything. A visual material. Marion Deuchars (traditional media) look up…

IXD103 – Week 3 – Typography

Feedback on initial monogram designs: It does not have to be a monogram, it could be a watermark. Maybe try sharp shapes or point – make it different. Shapes can form part of the visual language later on. Do by hand first The typeface is too thin, not fully formed He likes the rectangular one…

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Research/Inspiration objectified by Gary Hoffman – movie Beautiful world, where are you? – movie Paul Elliman Olly Moss (Illustrator) Firewatch Inga Hampton Heyley Gregg Lucy Cook Dribble – good source for inspiration Cue Calendar Mikael Gustafsson Harry Nesbitt Aaron McAllister Kyle Tezak Olympics icons throughout the years. Susan Kare The noun project Adian Frutiger Zip…

Icon recreation

We were encouraged to take a master–apprentice approach to our studies and development as artist; searching for artists and in some cases reproducing their work to learn new skills and improve. We were tasked with breaking things down, analyzing and reproducing them. I will now reproduce an Icon set given my my professor; that I…

Typography moodboard

Task 2 Gather inspiration, identifying all different types of typography. Create 2 mood boards: Magazines and Ephemera Digital (photos, online) go for a walk and look for type in your environment, finding letter forms in different applications. Typography based shapes – a ladder, a desk, a window, etc… and identify what makes that shape recognisable?…

IXD103 – Exploring identity – Week 2

Week 1 tasks feedback and general questions The logo of a brand can be thought of as the starting point for describing it Your bios are open to change and that is ok – they are not set in stone. More reviews will be done later on. Overview of next few weeks Monograms – these…

IXD104 – Image and data visualisation

Image and data visualisation We have heard before ” a picture is worth a thousand words ” but by exploring non-verbal forms of communication we can introduce illustrative and diagrammatic approaches to communication. We can even go as far back as the stone age where images were used for communicating; by paintings in caves. One can’t…