My rules page of my website. Keeping to a colour theme and overall theme with this.
Just some initial ideas I have. Threw some paint, paper and type together. Not sure where I am going with this yet… Will make up my mind when my mind is in a better place.
I took this.
I’m really not much of a photographer, but I like this. I took my camera out the other day to test it’s boundaries. Some photo’s came out awful but some lovely, I now know what my camera is best at. I like the film I get, it’s from a shop in Manchester, and the film is out of date, so when they get developed the photo’s have a really nice look to them, like the colour is a little off, and it helps make the photo’s look older.
Today I handed in my essay, BIG relief. Now I just need to crack on with this poster brief. It doesn’t stop!
This is another printing technique I tried while in the print room, I think it’s one of the easiest techniques, but one of the nicest too. I really like the way the lines aren’t neat and how the ink picked up things I didn’t really want it too, but it looks great. I tried some simpler ones, but this is my favourite, I like the detail in it. I would like to use this technique again… and again.
Last Thursday while people were still in Amsterdam, I went (with a few friends) into the print room, I didn’t really have any techniques in mind that I wanted to try… But when I got there, I decided to try some letter-pressing. Never done it before. I was so easy, I was really surprised. I really like the texture and neatness that you can get from it, I did a few to try and this one is when the letters had less ink on them. I really like where the ink hasn’t picked up aswel, it looks distorted.
The reason I wanted to do this, was because during this “inter semester break” I went back home and my six year old sister asked me if I could help her make a potato stamp for her homework. She said she asked me because she knows I like art, bless her. Anyway I helped her cut out a love heart shape (she thinks they’re pretty) and we made the stamp using some paint I had left at home for my art box. It was so much fun, and I hadn’t really thought about using it for type before, until today when I remembered about it.
But cutting a love heart out was easy, trying to cut a ‘G’ out wasn’t so easy. I remembered half way through cutting one that it would be the wrong way round when I come to stamping it on paper, so I started again, I think I did fair well. I then used some Acrylic paint to stamp it on paper and it’s come out really well… The paint is still wet so I’ll scan it in later.
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I’ve now added the prints that I made using the potato. I really like the outcome. I think it’s personal, and it was really fun to make. I chose my favorite two. The reason I like them is because ones so bold and the other you can barely see, I think it’s interesting how they look next to each other.
This is my front cover… At first the type was just white, but after looking back and my research I found that adding a bit of colour really helps to make a publication stand out and look more interesting. I chose pink because it is the colour of Salford’s council, and this is a publication for them. I have also added this colour in bits throughout my publication, and I personally think it makes a lot of difference.
I did the same thing as I did with the type, I turned the colour of the illustration to white and put it over the cropped image of the background that I created. I think it looks really good and stands out. I printed it out to see if it looked just as good and I think it does. Then I decided to try it on a different coloured and textured paper, I had some spares lying around and thought it’s worth a try. So I printed it out onto green textured paper, and I really like the outcome. But i’m not sure if it stands out as much as the white plain paper… advice anyone? cheers.
I have also looked at type that I like, and I wanted to also do these hand-rendered, I don’t know if it’ll look right when I come to putting it all together, but for now I really like it. I think it looks personal and that’s what I am going for.
I have looked at a few different typefaces and I made stencils of them all, I then used paint and a sponge and went over them… I liked this one because I mixed a San Serif and a Serif to get the Old to New feel, I like it as it is subtle and I didn’t want it to be over the top.
I then scanned it in and changed the black type to white and put it over the cropped image of the background I created, I really like it, I think it stands out and I love the different textures. I’m proud of this so far.
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