Sunday, January 29

Exhibition & Miscellaneous

I've been really bad at updating my blog and website at the minute because of all the deadlines going on, so attempting to counteract this by actually posting something. Once the deadline is handed in on the 6th of February and the exhibition is over (Februray 6th - 10th) then I'm going to update both with some new things and give them an image overhaul.

These past two weeks i've been working on some typographic treatments for my exhibition piece which is to rebrand our campus. The exhibition counts for 50% of the module so I really want it to be interactive and allow the user to add to the piece. On friday night I ordered some stickers and postcards to be used within the exhibition and hopefully just make it something people can have fun with. As of yet nothing had been properly printed for the exhibition so I only have some screen shots of the designs or rubbish print out versions. These are some of screenshots of things I have been working on which will hopefully look better screen printed on thick recycled card.

These actual designs are part of a series of seven postcards that will be sent out to design agencies as promotional pieces inviting them to Kingsway Gallery. Ideally I would of loved to get them screen printed to get that great texture and richness screen printing allows but time constraints means I had to just use the four colour printing process.

These are some examples of the stickers that will be used within the exhibition. The concept behind these were to promote a sense of positivity and interaction between the range of courses at Kingsway Campus. When the stickers arrive I am going to have about 100, so will probably end up with them just everywhere.

There are plenty more projects I am in the middle of right now so need to keep updating this blog with things i'm doing; working on branding, working on "live briefs" and trying to get more "live" work also dissertations, packaging, presentations and eating a lot of timeouts.

Tuesday, January 10

London Map & Brit Project

For one of my projects this year I have chosen to look into British culture and the preconceptions me make about it. The british are seen as patriotic but I wanted to know how much we really know about our culture, in areas such as history, food, bands, royal family, language, sayings and traditions. The issue is pretty relevant right now with the debate on foreign students and citizenship for the UK, which has also lead me to look into the British citizenship test. I plan on interviewing a range of people and asking them to complete a mock up citizenship test, taking their answers and creating some visual responses to my proposed question. The module we are creating this project for is based on research, which is great because it allows you to get so much depth of knowledge in one area and really make something great with it. That said, anybody willing to be interviewed please email me at

While initially researching into this topic I came across this beautiful screen printed info graphic map of East London from here. The vintage texture and use of typography works so well together, it's just really nice to have it on the wall to look at and get some inspiration from. The map is tactile yet cleanly designed which is something I try to achieve in my own design work - I always things look so much better with a hand rendered touch to them. Excuse the bad photos, I left my SLR at home after christmas break, I will replace them with better images once I have the camera back.





Tuesday, January 3

Vector Web Images

As part of a collaboration with other departments of the university I have been making some vector based illustrations for a uni run web project. The illustrations are intended to convey the purpose of the web project and what services they can offer customers. Initially, it was quite hard to show some of the more complex areas of the company, such as content management systems, but hopefully this has been achieved. This is the progress I have made with the project so far. 

Content Management Systems
Web Devlopment
App Development
Web Systems