Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Creative Typography

As part of my Creative Typography Elective directed by Suzy Wood, I am developing my own concept typeface. 
I have decided to base my typeface on fluid motion, and have begun photographing ink falling in to water.

My typeface is going to be drawn from the various shapes that are formed in this process - I  am spending the Christmas break working on this brief.

Consume Peckham - Jonathan Payne Ltd

Last Thursday, our documentary films were screened at the Peckham Multiplex Cinema. Each of the films are based on different businesses in the local area; my group's was with Jonathan Payne Ltd. And here is the end result:

'Jonathan Payne Ltd:
By Genevieve de Rohan Willner, Thanawat Singtosap and Emily Crook
This documentary follows a Peckham-based construction company, owned by local resident Jonathan Payne. Following a recent start-up, Jonathan Payne Ltd is soon hoping to become Peckham’s local construction company of choice. With a tight knit team of 8 men, Jonathan Payne Ltd are currently working on three sites in the Peckham Area. The documentary follows the team through their daily routine as well as the ups and downs of the trade. Stereotypical views on builders are questioned, as they reveal the realities of manual labour. The voice of Stuart, Jonathan Payne’s site manager talks us through his personal experiences as a builder as well as an overview on his team and the dynamic amongst them and builders in general.'

Animation - Shape Rainbow

'Shape Rainbow - A film in 16 sections by 2nd-year BA Graphic Design Communication students at Chelsea College of Art and Design, made in response to a brief by animation artist Max Hattler.'

This is my group's section of the film, which shows a transition from dark blue to violet, and triangles to lines. The film was made by close-up filming particles of icing sugar in the air against a bright light. We made a lens hood with a small triangle cut into it, this changed the aperture shape, giving the triangular effect that is seen in the first half of the film. We then animated individual triangles using After Effects, to make them remain in shot for longer and control direction/colour etc. 

The entire film will be up soon!