Friday, 24 December 2010

Reverting to Type

The 'Reverting to Type' Letterpress exhibition is running until 22nd Jan at the Standpoint Gallery in Hoxton, which includes Chelsea GDC first year's 'Cockney Alphabet'. The exhibition has had a mention in Creative Review magazine, check it out here

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Iconic Photo

Me attempting Mick Jagger by David Bailey. So much fun. The original:

Final Shrine

The photograph was shot from above as we felt this would appear as more of a shrine, and it includes hands to imply banter between people.

I'm pretty pleased with the final photograph. We managed to find a perfect tea set thanks to my wonderful housemate Eloise, and I feel the colours and symmetry of the photograph are effective.

Plus it's been 'absolutely bloody cracking' working with B-radz.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Tea and Banter cont..

So I have been working with Bradders, eventually to produce a 'shrine' combining our two passions: tea and banter. As a starting point we decided to have a day out, looking around for tea-related things with a banter along the way. We visited the fine china section of Harrods and were soon asked to leave as photography was prohibited. But we got a few pictures, and saw how tea sets were arranged which gave us a few ideas for how we could incorporate tea in our shrine.

We then stopped for tea in a lovely shop called L'Opera in Knightsbridge, a very educational experience especially for Bradley..

Perhaps the most valuable part of our research day was a trip to the Ceramics section of the V&A. There was an overwhelming collection of tea sets, and an interactive 'design your own teapot' game.

 Bradley designing teapots..

The teapot designing reminded us of an initial idea, which was to somehow add subtle banter phrases to delicate china tea cups. As an experiment we used Letraset transfers on teacups found in a charity shop. 

We liked the idea of subtle additions of banter, but feel that for our final shrine, the 'banter biscuits' would actually show this more successfully.

However instead of words such as 'Banter', 'Lol' etc, we will make biscuits that imply banter in conversation; phrases rather than single words as banter does come through chat. We hope to find a beautiful teaset (we think blue china looks best) and create a tea-party setting, which we will photograph with the biscuits creating some sort of banteriffic narrative. Fingers crossed.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Christmas family photo

Say Cheese


Project brief - You will create TWO pieces of typography. One will be your interpretation of a manifesto issued between 1880 and 1930. The second requires you to produce your own manifesto. This should reflect the technological and cultural changes that beckon in the 21st century.

I decided to produce an interpretation of 'The New Typography' by Moholy-Nagy, taking inspiration from some of his own typographic compositions.

And for the second part of the brief, I decided to produce a guide to being 'The Perfect Housemate' for my own manifesto.