So I gave a man what change I had in my pocket tonight because despite how cynical his shopping bag made me feel about how long it was since he’d eaten, anyone who feels they have to lower themselves to ask a stranger for money is probably worse off than me, a jobless 21 year old that somehow manages to only wear pretentious boutique clothes. There’s probably a moral or a socio-political comment in there, for your consideration.
Adbusters Vs Calvin Klein (Obsession)
1500 word essay for the ‘Design: Change and Conflict’ unit from Northumbria University’s Interactive Media Design course (Year 2). It explores how theories of semiotics, Marxism and Pop Art could be applied to the campaigns and how they compare to each other.
Missed out on a 1st by two marks unfortunately
Putting together my website for reals. Not easy, psyched for it though. I will 100% be keeping Tumblr for my blog though so nobody panic.
Ok, things did not turn out as planned for posting stuff by new years. I just handed in the last of my projects from the first semester of my second year. I just need some time to prepare all the posts and queue em up. The usual highlights of the project, then the design document. I’m probably gonna scan my sketchbooks and make those into digital books too. Not sure how other people feel but I dig looking through sketchbooks.
I think one of the projects I’ve done this year is the best work I’ve ever done and looks like the work of a pro designer, so I’m kinda psyched to show it off a bit. Of course, some of the stuff I’ve done is naff (like, well naff). I’m still not there yet.
This is why I hate user research.
Ancient people really did live in a world of fantasy, because they were not very good at telling dreams from reality. I think it’s kind of sad that due to our increasing intellect and natural thirst for knowledge we’ve really have ‘lost’ all the magic in the world.
Bit of work vectoring out the illustrations of long time friend and fellow black ink aficionado Tom Lodge.
He recently decked out a coffee show with illustrations.
You should check him out. [Here]
I dislike the negativity that disliking things gets.
Giraffe Illustration - Copic Marker
A client lead illustration - giraffe/building hybrid.
Was originally uncomfortable with this, currently much happier.
Drawing is finished as per the client’s brief but I’d like to see it coloured.
So far my experience at university has been less than ideal and it’s not entirely down to my lacklustre efforts in socialising. Currently it’s not quite what I wanted or expected. (I scored a high 2:1 so not all bad). With but a few weeks til my second year begins this is what I feel so far…