About Me

Studying BA Illustration at the University of Brighton. This blog is dedicated to work done while studying abroad at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (FALL 2011). Also see the work of Philippe Nash, who is also here with me on exchange from Brighton: http://philippenash.tumblr.com

Friday, 30 September 2011

Editorial Illustration

Uhm, here are the spot illustrations I came up with for my Editorial Illustration class.  The article was called 'Etiquette 101' for the magazine Conde Nast Traveler and it's all about 'unusual practices ' in different countries/cultures around the world.

Our only restriction were that we could only use 2 colours for each image (no black) and the illustrations are spot illustrations - very small, only about 2 by 2 inches..

oh and so I made these by colouring paper with wax crayons, and then scraping the crayon off the paper and it leaves these awesome textures and color. Then just paper cutting.

Click image to see larger.

TOP LEFT: In some traditional places in Africa, it's customary for the host of a gathering to take the first sip of every guest's drink.

TOP RIGHT: In Latin America, if someone asks you for salt at a table, never hand it to him directly. Put it down in front of him instead - otherwise you're tempting bad luck.

CENTRE: In China when dining, it is completely acceptible to slurp your soup loudly and to leave leftover bones on the table.

BOTTOM LEFT: In the middle east and Asia, showing the soles of your shoes remains a definite no-no. Buddhist cultures also consider the foot the dirtiest part of the body.

BOTTOM RIGHT: In Russia, giving yellow flowers to a love interest is bad luck, as it implies infedelity.

Catherine is slowly getting over her fear of all things Type, Design and Adobe

So here are some outcomes for layout that I produced for this week's class. We had to take the Vernacular type we photographed around Nicollet Avenue, isolate them to make an alphabet of vernacular, arrange it into the pangram 'the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog', include an image, the street name and the definition for 'pangram'.
Philippe lent me the photograph on these layouts, but I plan to photograph Nicollet Ave this week specifically for this assignment and see what I come up with..
I'll post the final design up next week.

Also here are some scans of the final rendered patterns I made for the last assignment, aswell as a scan of the original patterns made with repeated letterforms.

That's enough Typography for now. Bleugh.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Screenprinting Class

This is my rough sketch for my first reduction screen print.. I will give the actual screenprint more texture and make it more painterly - this sketch is stencilled just so I could figure out the order of the colours and shapes.
These colours are inaccurate. 
BROWN backround will be YELLOW.
BROWN of skirt will be a DARK PINK.
RED of skin will be RED/BROWN.
LIGHT PINK will be a nicer PINK.
But the BLUE will be BLUE.

This is based on a picture Hannah Repko took of Jovia and Justine in Uganda in 2007.

Will post the prints here in the next week. 

Monday, 12 September 2011

Typography Class

Philippe and I are learning all about InDesign and Illustrator in Typography class right now. These are a couple examples of my outcomes for our latest assignment - to make patterns out of letterforms. It's been tough...