Just some bits and pieces I’ve done for Leeds Student so far…really enjoying it! Though think I may have a bit of an unhealthy obsession with the Cubano typeface!
Might as well preserve this here too - my final major project for btec (June 2011), a collection of I thinkkkk 12/13 pieces of laser cut, hand painted jewellery with the theme of fairgrounds. There was a whole bunch of pretty tedious sketchbook stuff, but making and designing the jewellery was AWESOME. Also had a lot of fun with branding and packaging, but cutting out the shapes I’d designed on the laser cutter and kinda bringing them to life was by far my favourite bit. I’d be so interested in doing something like this again, it was one of the only positive points about college haha.
haha, was flicking through files and found my uni application portfolio, it was horrible to put together the other year, but pretty fun to look through now so thought I’d chuck some of it up here. There’s a lot of painting, printmaking and drawing (thanks fine art btec; so glad to be rid of my horrifically squeaky arch-nemesis, charcoal) and actually hardly any graphics ha, surprised I even got offers?! and then ended up getting into Leeds without even showing a portfolio but OH WELL.
Working on my first bit of illustration for my role as design editor for Leeds Student - exciting! A map of art/theatre locations in Leeds, still a lot to add yet, but getting there. Will be so good to see this in print when uni starts up again!
(Here is the result of me carrying a massive bag of sand that weighed over a quarter of my bodyweight for a mile uphill from Leeds city centre, then up 4 flights of stairs. That is up there with some of the most stupid things I’ve ever done. But this poster turned out pretty sweet in my opinion so almost worth it? Ha.)
For a first year uni brief of creating a poster depicting song lyrics & meaning through using alternative, real life materials (no pens, pencils etc). After a couple of failed and just-not-good-enough attempts I landed on this, portraying Stop this Train by John Mayer (who is extremely talented, this song does not let him down) using sand and an hourglass shape to symbolise the passing of time. I just wish I’d thought to use something lighter to carry though to substitute for sand - like brown sugar - since I used such a small amount of the 15kg bag haha - the removal & disposal of the remaining sand was a whole other story…
Since I haven’t been on holiday anywhere this summer, I’m being lame and creating a project based on a typographic road trip instead, oh dear. Just some practise at hand lettering really using different sayings from different US states in no particular order. So first stop is New Orleans! This little thing means ‘let the good times roll’ in Louisiana Creole; it seems to me like this definitely suits New Orleans. Thought I’d show a bit of my process, so here’s my disgusting pencil sketch that I was too lazy to scan/photograph properly so just took a shoddy pic with photobooth, along with the inking in illustrator and the colour in photoshop.
haha, so so lame but it’s getting me back into the mindset of working on something since I’ve been extra lazy recently…