A Century of Change

After having looked at how art movements that developed throughout the 1900s as a response to the movement from rural to urban bases I thought I would look at Japonism the Art’s and Crafts Movement and Art Nouveau in a little more detail. I particularly want to see how I can draw influence from these […]

Follow the Rhythm

For this project, we were required to select our favourite song and present the lyrics in a style that is reflective of the artist/artists that perform it. I began by selecting the Holocene by Bon Iver. I love the Indie Folk/ Baroque Pop feel to this song and how it often features in films at […]

Week 4- Typography and Colour

Type scale, lettering and colour are all incredibly important components of design. Therefore I believe that by building a strong understanding of these areas I will be developing a strong foundation and understanding of typography in design that will allow me to produce considered and effective design outcomes that communicate effectively with the viewer. As […]

Type Specimen- Helvetica

Origins Helvetica originally named Neue Hassocks Grotesk, was created by Swiss typeface designer Max Miedinger in 1957. The typefaces name was changed in 1960 to Helvetica, a Latin word meaning Swiss, in order to lend the typeface more readily to the international market. The typeface is now one of the most popular and commonly used. Miedinger […]

Gutenberg and Beyond

The history of type and why it’s so important! The history of type might be mistakenly viewed as a “good to know” topic rather than a “need to know” topic. As a designer, I have realised this couldn’t be more wrong. The history of type is a definite need to know topic because it helps […]

Week 2- Point, Line, Plane

Point Below I have experimented with point in a 2, 3, 5 point formation. For might outcomes, I wanted to add a conceptual element using point to create a simplified flower, face and person. The first column was created as a representation of a flower, the top composition the simplest form, 2 points representing the […]