Letter T

NOTE This page needs updating Doggerel: Tangled thorns trap twisted tree trickling translucent tears   Materials: Transfer, tea, treacle, texture, tessalation, tiling, tortoiseshell, tracing paper, tracing, tracery, tissue, toilet tissue, transparency Style: translucent, transparent, triangular, terrifying. Preliminary ideas Source images Developing the image Final image Research Colours Adobe Typefaces    

Letter G

NOTE This page needs updating Doggerel: Gleeful gremlins grin greedily, glimpsing gullibility   Media and materials: Glue, graphite, gouache, gesso, gloss, grease, gold paper, graph paper, gloss paper, glassene, greaseproof paper, gampi Style: gross, greasy, golden, glinting, grid, gravity Initial ideas   Material experiments Image development Final image   Research Colours Adobe Illustrator Typefaces Evolution of the letterform Edited and […]

A to Z from Armageddon

NOTE I did a lot of work on all these images and all the blog pages need updating. Please see physical book submission. This book is an exploration of creative processes in trying to make sense of random rules. The letters of the alphabet were taken as the basis for brainstorming apparently random associations between different […]

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: 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 […]

Project 3.2 Illustrating Text

TASK Choose two texts of up to six pages each to illustrate. Make sure that you choose texts with quite different requirements, for example a novel and an art history textbook or a book of verse and a business manual. Once you’ve selected some images, plan how you would integrate each one into the text. Give careful thought to […]

Project 3.1b Experimental Typography

TASK Using a single typeface of your choice, lay out the following text in as inventive a way as possible . It is important that you play with the text, with individual letters and words. Experiment with the letters and words to significantly alter the arrangement of the text, its rhythm and readability. How experimental can you be […]

Assignment 3 My Little Book of…

THE BRIEF Create two books explaining and exploring the typographic principles you have researched in this section. Your books should each take the form of a simple eight-page booklet – folded, stapled or stitched. Design the cover and contents for each. Keep notes to accompany the making of each book in your learning log. These notes should cover why you […]

Assignment 2: Jacket Design On the Road

Assessment submission The Brief This assignment will allow you to put into practice what you have learnt in all the projects and exercises you have done so far, in particular your ability to work through the design process and undertake creative problem-solving in relation to a set brief. Create jacket artwork for the Beat generation classic, On […]

Assignment 1: Introducing yourself Zine

Assignment Brief This first assignment is about introducing yourself so that your tutor can get to know you, your interests and your work better. This assignment is not submitted for formal assessment. What was the last book you read? What was the first book you read? What’s your favourite cover design? What are your ‘top ten’ titles? […]