Sunday, 25 October 2009


Design for the branding of Joe. Having trouble with ideas but I've done this so thought I'd post it. May well change this before I take it to print.
Focusing on Joe's personality trait of wanting to be the excel/be separated from the average I've put together this little logo. The three bars represent the normality or the crowd with the furthest right just hovering slightly above the others.
Didn't really know what shapes would work well as representing humans, i played around with a few shapes but i thought these bars were the most suitable. But i wanted them to have some texture, so i scanned in a section of printed type and used that. I thought these rough bars had a more human aspect to them rather than using a clinical straight line drawn on the computer. Hopefully this should be effective when printed up at A2.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Bit of this bit of that

Exercise in some basic design, at first incorporating type with image under a time constraint. These mostly focused on composition and balance of space. Then concentrated on some fonts. Had a bit of trouble with working at the rate we were supposed to and still keeping it neat, some of my letters are really wonky. This is something i need to improve, I'm just really used to working at my own pace..
The next page we did was a collection of three words taken from the "war words" list and the idea was to design the font in some way to get across the meaning of the word. Again some slightly wonky typo! Finally we injected character by adding dynamic pictures to the design while working fast and under impulse. Tearing out/ripping up the page was encouraged to emphasise the subject matter. Some dope work was produced by everyone..

Thursday, 22 October 2009


Page of scribblings from part II of the Brand me up Buttercup task. Idea here is to try and symbolically brand this matey in my class in the medium of a reductive, graphic logo. Its quite a fun but difficult thing to analyse a person's character and then translate it into a piece of graphic design, the most tricky bit being trying to decide what one thing it is which defines them.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

playing cards

Quick design for a card which had to include a pictue of some guy, his name and student number.
Looks a bit gay, but had trouble finding a better image..

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Brand me up Buttercup

Little trip to the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising.
The ultimate nostalgia trip neatly situated in Notting Hill.
Well good place..

Took some pictures of some personal favourites and iconic brand identities, if you search theres some real gems hidden away. Also did some sketches of packaging graphics which caught my eye..

My cameras battery died pretty quickly so most of these were taken on my phone unfortunately..


Exercise done in class

Sunday, 11 October 2009


For this task we had to carry out an urban scavenger hunt through central london. Looking for and discovering cultural points of interest in the heart of town. I managed to complete the majority of the items on our list as well as finding a few extra cool stores and exhibitions which wern't. was a funny day and below are a few pictures taken on my phone from our adventures..

Thursday, 8 October 2009

St Johns Church..

err, pretty poor sketch from the outing around central last week. thought i should probably upload it anyway.
when i can get my phone to communicate with my mac
i'll stick up some of the images from that day aswell..

Still need to post our awesome song about "Tahoma"
font but haven't been able to get the whole group toget
her to record it yet..