Thursday, 20 May 2010

Monday, 17 May 2010

Map To The Faversham (OUGD103)

This is the map on the website for The Faversham. There seems to be a common denominator in the maps that I have looked at. This is that they are all made up of very solid colours in order to induce clarity in the communication of information. Roads are always manipulated to have a very graphic essence about them which is also an integral factor in adding to clarity within the design. This should be considered in my own map designing.


Dead Meadow @ The Faversham

I don't know this band but they appear to have played at one of my venues I have have looked into - The Faversham. The design of the poster relates to my work in the fact that it has a strong influence to psychedelic 60s design by designers such as Wes Wilson and Tom Weller. The design is likely to reflect the style of music in that it is most likely to be pretty relaxing which is a key mood for this style of design. I want to communicate this mood to my target audience of first years in order to suggest a positive attitude about my design work.


Tuesday, 11 May 2010

6 Chosen Bars/Pubs (OUGD103)

6. (The Cuthbert Brodrick)


Tom Weller (OUGD103)

Tom Weller was much less known than Wes Wilson in the late 60s for his poster work. His work was largely confined to the band Country Joe & The Fish and he expressed a very similar style to Wilson himself. It is still nevertheless relevant to my work.


Leeds College Of Art 2010 Exhibition Booklet Map of Leeds (OUGD103)

Here is another example of a graphic map of Leeds which is on our very own LCA 2010 exhibitions booklet. Another example of how directing and informing people can be made clear through informative graphics. My map needs to do this.


Wes Wilson (OUGD103)

Wes Wilson is something of a pioneer in 1960s graphics. He specialised in designing concert posters for the psychedelic rock bands of the late 1960s. This how he became so big. His typographic method is extremely relevant to my work as a contextual reference. Through colour and form. The colour is important. Wilson at times uses complementary colours to really make an image stand out.

It is clear how contemporary designers such as Sarah King - to name one in particular - have been influenced typographically by Wilson. It is a style that is not dead. I hope to revive an essence of it in my own work to communicate the fun of going to bars and pubs in freshers week to next years graphic design freshers.

Wilson is still working today as an artist and designer.


Reid Miles (OUGD103)

Reid Miles was recognised for his Jazz record sleeve designs in the 1950s and 60s. His designs are notable for their distinct connection with the music associated with it. In this case, the type loosely flows to reflect the loose and relaxed atmosphere associated with Jazz. The same mood I wish to communicate to graphics freshers through my design. It is very clear to me how this form of design influenced 60d art and design.


At The Hop Map Of Leeds (OUGD103)

Here is a map of Leeds from the website for The Hop in Leeds that has been Graphically styalised to form a nice, easy to understand, piece of information graphics. This is what I need my own map to be doing.


Coffe Cup Heat Protector (OUGD103)

Slide on coffee cup heat protectors are where the idea behind the pint glass sleeve originated for my project. The influence is very clear yet the purpose is very different. The coffee cup sleeve's primary purpose is to protect the user from the intense heat of the coffee cup to stop them from burning themselves. This is a practical function, whereas on my product the primary purpose is to form a brand image. Two very different reasons, yet the same product concept. I saw how the coffee cup sleeve worked and used its potential to harness a design. and made this the sleeves primary purpose. Here is an example of the kind of coffee cup sleeve I am talking about:


Monday, 10 May 2010

Pretty Green Clothing (OUGD103)

For some reason (probably for more money or just plain sibling rivalry with his brother Noel), Liam Gallagher started his own clothing label. He managed to get some decent designers in for the branding by the looks of it. The clothing brand is aimed at new age mods and what could easily be described as rich indie kids so it therefore required an appropriate logo to fit the theme. Low and behold, the 60s come into play again! Clearly, the 60s are seen as something pretty trendy amongst the youth which makes it very appropriate for my project with the target audience being freshers. Type as image is a common theme in 60s typography with the letterforms twisting and curving to fit any shape possible. Pretty Green utilise this technique in their branding. It is something that associates itself with my works direction quite heavily.



Website screenshot displaying t-shirt designs that bear the logo above:


Designed by Tenfold.

Liam Gallagher Signing The Packaging


I assume the brand name came from the song Pretty Green by The Jam due to the clothing brand's heavy relation to culture of which The Jam were situated. Here's a video of the song live. It's a pretty well known tune.


The Hop (OUGD103)

The Hop is a bar in Leeds that I have heard about but have never been to myself. I love its logo. It encapsulates everything that I want to communicate to freshers about the experience of going to bars and pubs in Leeds. The clear 60s influence in the type is exactly what I'm after. The purpose being to match the general relaxed nature of the 1960s associated with hippies and freedom etc. (None of the drug taking!!!). This is exactly what The Hop does in their logo which is a mood transferred to the website also. And I want to transfer this feel into my own design work. The design becomes fun making the recipient relaxed in engaging with the product, its contents and the information relayed.




Friday, 7 May 2010

Anthony Burrill (OUGD103)

This is a poster for the electronic music festival Short Circuit at the Roundhouse in Camden, London. The geometric nature of the design reflects the computer age around which electronic music is situated. Appeals to the younger generation because of this and how young people are generally related with electronic music. Interesting typography which all seems so irregular but works very nicely together due to its abstract nature. This is something to perhaps consider when exploring contemporary elements of my own work for the Speaking From Experience brief.


Anthony Burrill (OUGD103)

Anthony Burrill is a Graphic Illustrator originally from Lancashire. He has worked for such clients as The Economist, The London Underground and The British Library.

WHO, WHAT, WHERE? - The following illustrative posters were commissioned by NY GO. They follow the timeless New York slogan created by Milton Glaser that is, "I Love NY" and are designed to bring tourism to the city. The colours are something I intend to interpret in my own way in my design for the Speaking From Experience brief. Bright, vibrant and highly chromatic. The colours certainly attract attention to the design, especially as it is aimed at tourists. The - what is now known as universal - slogan, "I love NY" engages with an international and the various times of day depicted run with the notion that the city, 'never sleeps'.


Thursday, 6 May 2010

Map of Leeds City Centre For 6 Chosen Bars/Pubs (OUGD103)

This map section of Leeds city centre contains my 6 chosen bars/pubs for my project that I wish to make fresher students aware of as they have proved popular with freshers of the past.

The 6 bars/pubs are:
  1. Dry Dock
  2. Nation Of Shopkeepers
  3. The Cuthbert Broderick (Whetherspoons)
  4. The Faversham
  5. Bourbon
  6. Vodka Revolution - Millennium Square
They are all within the vicinity of the following map which I intend to incorporate into my design work:


Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Phish Band Logo (OUGD103)

Very much like the music that the band themselves write, this logo was influenced by the 60s. Psychedelic colours and disjointed shapes. The type works with the shape in which it is concealed. Type form is very much dictated by the rest of the design.


Sarah King (OUGD103)

Sarah King's work is very much the kind of way I want my packaging design to be heading. Very smooth flowing shapes in the typography of the design which is reflected in the rest of the design. Very reminiscent of typography of the 1960s. Psychedelic.

WHO, WHAT, WHERE - King's work is used in a variety of forms. Poster design is very common and generally design for print. She sells her work on t-shirts as well which can be found on her website. Due to the visual nature of the work relating the the fun-loving 60s, it is very much directed at young people working for clients such as Brighton University and Penguin books.

Poster proposal for University of Brighton degree shows

For Diplomat Magazine