Right I’ve got an idea for my CV/portfolio. Now I have just have to try and make it. Wish me luck!
Selfridges & Co.
www.selfridges.com/ I have been looking at some of their previous shop window displays. They all are very much ‘Handmade’. Below is a display Yulia Brodskaya did for the store. I have done work inspired by her before so will add this to my portfolio. Below is a display done by Richard Sweeney. I will add my work from the skills module as it is very similar to the...
I think I need some colour.
A few little ideas.
Headings, bullet points and page breakers.
Resume on Fabric http://www.melissamakesthings.com/ Her craft work is pretty amazing too.
After lots of drawing I narrowed my ideas down to these . And then I narrowed it down to two ideas. I decided to use a font for my two letters. Arial Black seemed to work the best for the overlap of letters. Playing with colour. Its too ‘digital’ at the minute. Final drawn idea. I really like this but I need to make a digital copy.
I was doodling earlier and produced the above. I am going to use this as a base for the theme of my design application.
First things first.
What do I want my application to say? I want it to show I have specialised in Handmade design visually I want it to look professional I want it to stand out I NEED A LOGO.
Ok, heres another brief. We have to create a professional CV and portfolio in response to a job application related to our area of design. This will consist of: A cover letter Curriculum Vitae A digital portfolio (PDF format) Here is the job application I have chosen: VISUAL MERCHANDISER FOR SELFRIDGES & CO Ref HO551 London, Oxford Street Up to £15,500 + excellent...
A few simple ideas.
Duplicating the same figure to try and create a pattern of ten leapers
Laser cutting is a process that can cut out very intricate, detailed patterns. Here are a few examples. I cant wait for this workshop as the outcome will create much more detailed shadows. The edges will be smoother and the designs will be much clearer. Now i’m just hoping I can get into uni in the morning with this bloody snow! :(
Its not really working.
6 of the ten student commandments Thou shalt not binge drink. Thou shalt get 8 hours sleep. Thou shalt not eat fast food. Thou shalt wash. Thou shalt do work. Thou shalt not party. I am not very happy with this idea I will keep developing.
Look at the shadow on that!
I got rid of some of the candles and just used one tea-light. The shadows became instantly bolder and clearer. I really love the candlelight outcomes but I need to look at other lighting methods also I played around with the candle and stencils looking at how moving them forwards and backwards made the shadows larger and smaller. I really like the outcome made from candles and...
First attempt using candle light. Shadow not clear. Very disappointing.
Heres an idea.
Adding symbols that represent each ten commandment to a leaping figures body Thou shalt sleep for eight hours.
My ideas are all over the place at the minute. But I don’t think it matters too much at this stage as it’s all experimentation. I’m constantly thinking about how my ideas could be finalised but haven’t thought of a solution as of yet. I will carry on playing with my shadows.
Another little idea.
Just an experiment. I cut stick men out of card. It creates nice, strong shadows. I decided to use the spiderman figure to make people chains because I used the figure in my other work. I produced this above on Photoshop to see how it would look. Here we go. More ‘life-like’ than my initial stickman paper chain. I really like how the stencil has caused a shadow on the...
A bit of play.
I decided to cut out some stencils for a few of the ten commandments and experiment with them. Thou shalt sleep.. created Zzzz’s on the wall. Don’t really like it but it gets the point across. Thou shalt not let Facebook rule your life. - I like how clear this is. I also like how the shadow has turned slightly blue as we all know the Facebook icon is blue. I decided to play...
Thou shalt not..
A few ideas… Thou shalt not binge drink Thou shalt tidy your room Thou shalt not eat fast food Thou shalt not embarass yourself Thou shalt not party Thou shalt do work Thou shalt not take drugs Thou shalt not throw litter Thou shalt not hook up Thou shalt follow the fashion police Thou shalt not use facebook every day Thou shalt spend on clothes and alcohol instead of food and...
If i’m making up my own ‘student’ commandments do I put: Thou shalt not nap? or Thou shalt nap? Do I make rules that should be followed but aren’t or make rules that students would like to follow? (Like the facebook commandments) I am going to make rules that should be followed but most likely aren’t because I think this relates more to the real ten...
10 commandments of a University Student.
FOUND ON FACEBOOK Name:10 Commandments of a University Student!!Category:Student Groups - GeneralDescription:10 Commandments of a University Student I- Thou Shalt Nap And God gave unto Student a great gift, the gift of napping. God said to him, You shall spend half your day napping. You shall nap in class, in your room and in your friend’s room. And God said, if you don’t nap, you...
My idea is boring me.
Which means I need a new one. The idea of ten male leaping stencils is too boring and too obvious. We have to create something that challenges the mind - in other words don’t do ten lords leaping. SO. New ideas? I want to use the ten commandments but don’t want it to feel religious. A modern take on the commandments? Or Make some new commandments? - student rules to life?
Another Little Idea.
Added the cross into the body of the stencil to represent religion. I really like this idea,and will develop it further. Will try adding the cross to different figure movements.
Playing with Shadows.
I cut out one of the silhouettes I created and stuck it to a stick. On photoshop I deleted the shadow stick. I like the ‘playfulness’ of this shadow. In the image below I got rid of my hand and the stencil leaving just the shadow. I will carry on playing and experimenting in these ways as I think a good idea could look really effective produced in this way.
Out of the figures I borrowed off my little cousin, I decided the best one to use was Spiderman. He can move in lots of different ways and has muscles which in the shadow will show its a male. I have took pictures of the figure in different positions (leaping and jumping positions) as I want to create some silhouettes that I can then use for stencils. I am doing this as I think stencils will be...
Shadow created from a plant. Me and my camera. A man on a stick. Shadows of the man.
My light source. My first attempt at shadow art. I have just played with the figures trying to make different movements and positions. The figures in action. Flash on so no shadow. Flash off.
Meet the crew.
Figures that I could use? Going to use these figures in my shadows as I think it will make the outcome less obvious which is stated as a requirement in the brief.
Heres some brainstorming I have done. Thinking about how I can show the ‘tenth day of christmas’ Do I do ten leaping men? Or the ten commandments been acted out? Below I have come up with some quick ideas for the ten comandments
The Ten Commandments
I have been trying to understand the ten commandments as this is what ‘the tenth day of christmas’ represents. This is what I found: You shall have no other gods before me - Put God First Do not make an idol - Worship God only Do not take God’s name in vain - Use gods name with respect Remember the Sabbath Day - Remember Gods Sabbath Honor your father and mother - Respect...
Heres some random shadows I like. They all catch my eye in one way or another, visually interesting shadows. We got shown the above one in university today. Very funny what can come from such a nice wall. ...
These candles create really ice clear shadows on the wall. With it been a candle the shadow also flickers slightly which creates another nice effect. HOW IT WORKS. Lumen throws a soft shadow on the wall when lit. As the flame flickers the shadow moves about organically. Lumen is an original series designed by Adam Frank, an internationally recognised artist and inventor. Lumen is American...
3 of 3.
Did this on the projector in university. I like it a lot. Very playful. It is a totally different effect to the last two pictures I have posted. Both of them used natural lighting where as this was artificial lighting. I will bear in mind this difference when I start to think about ‘ten lords a leaping’. A bit of cropping looks good too.
2 of 3.
The railings in Sheffield create nice shadows on the floor. Very strong, crisp lines. It is surprising how something so simple can create such beautiful compositions.
1 of 3.
Love.Love.Love. This is my favourite image out of the three. I like the sharp edges produced. I have edited it below. Reminds me of a sunny beach somewhere, nice and hot. I like it in black and white it is a really strong, crisp picture
The shadow of ten.
Today we were set a task to go out and create or find shadows relating to our individual number. 10. I took lots. Below are my favourites. I really enjoyed this task and it got me thinking about what is actually possible in terms of shadow art. I took some really beautiful pictures. I first thought it was going to be really hard to find number ‘10’ but once I got into it i...
Shadows used in advertising.
Lego used shadows in their advertising campaign to show that the building blocks can come alive in you imagination. They have done this by creating a very realistic ’ real life’ shadow and put it where the block shadow should be. The blocks come to life. These adverts were produced by: http://www.blattnerbrunner.com/default.aspx
Ten lords a-leaping.
What does this mean? I have researched the tenth day of christmas on the internet to see if there was a deeper meaning to it. I found that each day of Christmas resembles something different to do with religion and the bible. The tenth day meaning the ten commandments. In Christianity, the 10 lords symbolize the 10 commandments. Here are the commandments: 1) You shall have no other gods...
Our first HANDMADE brief. Exciting stuff.
As you can see below I’ve been researching shadow art. This is for a new brief I have been given today. The first Handmade design specialism brief. Basically, the group have all individually been given a number between 1 and 12. These numbers are the twelve days of christmas. We all have to come up with a piece of ‘shadow art’ that explains our day of christmas. I got: On...
Check this out.
Kumi Yamashita http://www.kumiyamashita.com/ Surprising what you can do with some letters and lighting isn’t it! I love how he users objects to create texture to the shadows
Tim Noble & Sue Webster.
Two very talented individuals. They create beautiful shadows from trash which look amazing. “Tim Noble and Sue Webster skilfully skirt the boundaries between beauty and the shadowier aspects of humanity, playing with our perceptions as well as our notions of taste. Many of their most notable pieces are made from piles of rubbish, with light projected against them to create a shadow image...
I love his work - both sketchbook and finals. Is this hand made or Illustration? Or is it the two combined. His Blog - http://teddraws.blogspot.com/
Yulia Brodskaya - paper quilling Julene Harrison - Paper cutting. Sue Blackwell Craig Ward David Bray Hennie Howarth Mel Kadel
http://www.theworkshop.co.uk/ I visited ‘The Workshop’ with university today. The Workshop is a creative consultancy based in Sheffield and London. Established in 1993 and featured in Design Week magazine’s top 10 digital and top 30 design companies, we have industry credibility and a creative track record with some of the largest businesses and educational organisations in the...
Handmade or Illustration. I really loved both presentations on these two design specialisms but after what was said about both I believe I would enjoy and be better at handmade design rather than Illustration. I have decided this for a few reasons. • I don’t draw everyday, which I should be doing really if I want to be an illustrator. • I can draw but not as...
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