On Friday the 11th March, I set up an exhibition of my own. I wanted to give myself a challenge, on what would have happened if I was to set an exhibition within 3 days. I did this only to experience on how well I am on short deadlines. Advertisements
Within researching, I learnt that in other cultures, dolls represent and symbolize other things. For example in Japan dolls are used in festivals. The well known holiday that dolls are used in is a day called “Hinamatsuri” translated as “Doll’s day” or “Girl’s day”. It’s a special day in Japan that is celebrated each year… Continue reading FMP Researching : Hinamatsuri
During my research for my final major project, I went to the Victoria and Albert Museum to research about dollhouses and dolls. Within exploring and researching I’ve learnt that the earliest examples of doll houses were found in the Egyptian tombs of the Old Kingdom which consisted small wooden models of furniture, boats, animals, people… Continue reading FMP Trip : V&A Museum of Childhood
On Friday we had a talk from an artist named Lakwena. Lakwena is a mural artist based in London. Her inspiration came from an book she read in her childhood called “The Magic Paint brush” And was heavily inspired from the book.
Our new brief was to use our techniques to create an “editorial” illustration. An editorial illustration is usually commissioned to an article on newspapers or magazines to respond to highlight the text, in a way to understand on what the text is about. We were to choose an article of our choice, read through and… Continue reading Editorial
Relating to the beyond the limits brief, we were recommended to visit a couple of exhibitions, but me and leon decided to check out the Leonardo Da Vinci : The Mechanics of Genius.
For my final major project idea I wanted to link it with my dissertation. In my dissertation I wrote about a Japanese trend which is called”Kawaii” culture (kawaii translating in english cute”, the history and the good side of the culture of expressing yourself and the bad side of the trend which is stereotyping Japanese… Continue reading FMP : Idea
Last Friday Tinkerlink came in to see what the students who wanted to work on their brief has come up so far. It was nice to see different range of ideas, I was mostly drawn to Rosie’s idea of having many different illustrations with the phrase use a little charm with a pastel colored background,… Continue reading Design Comp : Tinkerlink
On Friday afternoon we had a workshop with Rachel Gannon the new head of Visual communication, she taught us a method of by using charcoal and erasing repetitively it can create a quick vivid animation. In my opinion it was a fun workshop because you can alter it’s movements and have a small narrative.
On Tuesday afternoon we gathered to have a presentation about our studios and what we do as a collective. Each studio showed their processes and briefs, and in addition we also had design competition and CIP have a presentation of their own.