Assignment 4: Greed Game Saudi Arabia

With Saudi Arabia I have only got as far as a pdf InDesign mockup and some initial visual ideas. Background booklet Saudi Arabia very preliminary digital draft of background booklet: Saudi_background2 Saudi Mindmap : style and concepts   The main style with Saudi Arabia will be abstract, with shady figures. A key challenge is that I […]

Assignment 4 : Greed Game – Iran

Overall messages/tensions: deep-rooted ‘spiritual’, sufi and also progressive art ‘feminine’ side (even lorry drivers I met in the 70s could recite poetry and the Shah and his father implemented social reforms eg in position of women) which became linked to corruption of the elite class the very conservative male domination of the mullahs that took […]

Assignment 4: Greed Game – United Arab Emirates

UAE Background booklet so far: UAE_background_Version6 UAE research page UAE art Overall messages/tensions UAE has been cobbled together by colonial powers from 7 emirates that find it quite problematic to work together, because of historic rivalries. MKuch of what has been built has risen out of the desert because of a wish for self-aggrandisement by sheikhs […]

Assignment 4: Greed Game – Oman

Overall messages/tensions Oman is a relatively peaceful country, proud of its cultural past and developing a tourist industry. Although lots of money was wasted by Sultan Qaboos who is lambasted in the book, there seems to be little political repression and Omani women have a lot of freedom. The main concern is what will happen […]

Assignment 4 Altered Book : The Greed Game

NOTE I did a lot of work on this assignment just prior to sending for assessment and did not have time to take photos and update these blog pages. Please refer to physical submission for assessment and treat these pages as background only. Contents of physical submission for assessment:  The Greed Game Box tied with a […]

Project 4.4: Collating and binding

In producing the images and selecting the original illustrator files I had had in mind a narrative of an ‘anonymous’ individual seeking hard to find their identity in a crowded and competitive world where advertisements are always trying to make people feel inadequate in order to buy products. Those who are not able to cope […]

Project 4.3: Printing

In this exercise I used the images to print at least 16 pages onto the paper samples from Project 4.1. I compiled these into a sketchbook for comparison. I chose an old, cheap and yellowed small Sketchbook for this – just because I liked it. The slightly fusty smell of the pages, and the size which […]

Project 4.2: Creating images

The aim of this project was to arrive at a set of a dozen or more images that could be reduced to a narrative series of about 12 or more imaged to print over about 16 pages in Project 4.3 and bind together as an experimental book in Project 4.4. A visual narrative is a way […]

Project 4.1: Paper/ephemera

This part of the project involved exploring different types of paper and reflecting on their personal associations – smells, feel, weight and so on. Associations with paper concern not only the unprinted paper, but also the ways in which the paper interacts with different types of ink during different printmaking processes. The main characteristics I found […]

Project 4: Experimental Book: Anon.

NOTE I did a lot of work on this assignment just prior to sending for assessment and did not have time to take photos and update these blog pages. Please refer to physical submission for assessment and treat these pages as background only. This project revisited the theme of ‘Identity’ from Project 1.3: Identity – a […]