Friday, 25 May 2012


Here is my final outcome for the SAS brief based on Hydropower.

The Water Powered Phenakistoscope is a visual/physical analysis of what Hydropower is in itself - and reveals the idea that something as simple as water can be a perfectly viable solution as a renewable energy source. 

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

New Structure in Progress

I have been spending the past few days working hard in a workshop, producing a more complex structure with multiple water wheels that power the phenakistoscope. It's looking nice, will be producing a short film about the structure for my final outcome.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Monday, 14 May 2012

Phenakistoscope developed

I wanted to develop my idea of using a water powered Phenakistoscope as an analysis of Hydropower. I think the main problem with the first attempt was its reliance on the kitchen tap - so that's the first thing I tried to solve. So off I went to the workshop - and here are some images of the result.  Film to follow.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Water Powered Phenakistoscope

Following my research on Hydropower, I wanted to find a way to portray the process of Hydropower generation in a different way. I was drawn in to the fact that power is generated by the spinning of a turbine; I then took this motion and created a Phenakistoscope, that is powered by a water wheel. A Phenakistoscope is an early animation device that uses the persistence of vision principle to create an illusion of motion.

I am going to develop this process, as I think it informs about Hydropower in a way that is more interesting than a documentary etc. Obviously a lot more work is needed to produce a more informative response to the subject, but it's an interesting start.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012


I have recently been working on a brief about 'Energies' for award winning agency, SAS. My given energy is Hydropower, and the brief, in short, is to produce a digital outcome which portrays an informative and creative response to the subject.

I started off by visiting Pann Mill, an old water wheel which displays Hydropower in its oldest form, before it was harnessed to generate electricity.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Pick Me Up was awesome

Modern Toss

Alphaboobies - Anthony Peters

Yuko Michishita

Yuko Michishita

Crispin Finn

Valero Doval

A great day out - look forward to next year!

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Paradise Now

Last project of term - a group publication project based on the work "Territories". My group (Bradley Bell, Don Ackerman, Katie Knowles, Jasper van den Bosch and Will Whiting) were lucky enough to meet Richard 'Saleem' Sleeman, an all round genius whose current project is titled "Paradise Now". Our publication questions the true meaning of 'Paradise', by exploring the term through Saleem's eyes. Paradise in his case, has been fulfilled through his friends, family and the work that he does.

The book was printed and bound at Old Street Press, and was displayed in an exhibition called Eightfold at the Russian Club in Dalston. Absolutely loved this project and have really gained a new interest in editorial design.

Saturday, 3 March 2012


I've been developing a new website to show my work..

Friday, 2 March 2012


A project created for a brief titled 'Cataloguing Collections' - involving creating and producing a book using traditional bookbinding techniques, cataloguing a personal collection.

I wanted my collection to question the idea that a collection has to be a group of alike objects. By spending a lot of time searching through facts and trivia, I was able to link an obscure collection of objects together, and it was the information gathered which connected one object to the next. SPAM presents a series of photographs of a collection of objects. 

The book is perfect bound, and covered with a simple dust jacket.

At a first glance, the choice of items may appear obscure, however it is through the text that follows alongside each image that a link between one object to the next is created.
This book questions the idea of a collection as a group of alike objects, and explores how disparate objects can be related in some way.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Zine Workshop

I produced this in a one-day workshop. It is called 'Dear Mum and Dad', referring to the photograph that features throughout - the front of a postcard from a boy writing to his parents on a trip to Paris.
On each page, the photograph has been copied, but further zoomed in each time. This effect was repeated again and again until the last page appears to be just an abstract range of colours. The zooming effect reminded me of some kind of surveillance camera, closing in on the building in the photograph. For this reason, alongside the images I placed an excerpt from Orwell's '1984'. 

"There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to. You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinised."

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Shape Rainbow

As promised in this post, this is the full length 'Shape Rainbow' animation:

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.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Fluid Typeface

A typeface created through the shapes formed with the fluid motion of ink dropping in to water.

After taking photographs of falling ink, I traced from prints using water-soluble pens and crayons - some of these strokes created are seen below.

 I then scanned in the individual strokes and placed them together to create letterforms. 

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

I bound a book today.

Traditional bookbinding workshop. Definitely something I'll be doing again very soon.