Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Monday, 25 October 2010

The story of the DIY music video.

Whist beavering away last week trying to finish my last project I was listening to some late night radio on on Radio 1. It was one of the 'stories' features and this week they were looking at the phenomenon of music videos, as well as videos created by fans. They had many interviews with creators or directors of some of the videos featured. I think it offered a great insight into the world of music videos as it is something that I don't really know anything about. It also may proove usefull for the new my brief which is based on mapping music. I found this broadcast really inspiring as it made me really want to make my own fan video for some of my favorite artists/bands! Below are some of my favorite videos that were featured. I think you can still catch the 'story' on www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/stories. Enjoy!!! x

Daft Hands- Austin Hall

Oxford Comma- Vampire Weekend

Gabe Askew fan video for Grizzly Bear- Two Weeks

Radiohead- Jigsaw Falling Into Place

Project 2.1- RESTRCTIONS

First project back was a hard one. The project was called restrictions so, we had many placed on us. We only had a limited selection of words to choose from, we were only allowed to create four double page spreads or an animation and we could only used helvetica and two colours. From the list of words I chose 'belly flop' as mine. The brief asked us to 'explore the word in a new and interesting way.' With belly flop I decided focus on how the word is said with the mouth and how 'flop' is a very onomatopoeic word. The four spreads below show my final outcomes, the text on them all relate to onomatopoeia and the large amount of text is the lyrics to the 'Trolley song' by Judy Garland.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Lovely Animation

Haven't posted in ages, had way too much work with my first second year project. I'll fill you in on it later this week when I have time to stop and think!

In the meantime, thought I would just post this up this great animation by Ed Barratt called Man Up. I think I like it so much because of it's effortless simplicity- an aesthetic I'm beginning to realize I strive for in my own work. x

Thursday, 7 October 2010


For my housemate's 21st birthday we had a house party at our new uni home. I, as the graphic design student of the house was roped into making a flyer/invite to post round to the neighbors on our road. I went for something simple, eye catching and only black and white to save on ink-we are poor, poor students! I thought I would try using just helvetica as that is one of the restrictions we have been set in our new uni project (more of that to follow). I think it turned out well, lots of people came and the birthday girl was happy! x

Final: summer project

Final outcome for my summer project brief A is not for apple and z is not for zebra. I decided to go with the 2d design with different coloured blocks in the the end as, after much deliberation it thought it worked best. Photographing the block letters turned out to be a complete pain in the arse; messing around with different background colours and angles of shot, but eventually I decided to have them on a plain white background, but the photography still isn't great.

Crit turned out to be pretty disappointing, it ended up taking a long time to get around everyone and when it was my turn I don't think I got that much feed back. I know I want to add to my project and present it in a different way for final hand in, as the way I initially presented it I don't think did it justice. x