So yesterday we got given our final major project and basically we have to decide what we are going to do and write our own brief specifying what we are going to do, this is a lot harder than it sounds.
The possibilities are endless, I could design around or for anything, any company, any place, any body, so I really need to decide and do some research into what I might want to do. So what I haven’t done in a while is I went down to the library and had a look at some different books, mainly “Communication arts, the illustrative editions” I know that for this project I really want to use some illustration, I really want to get into sketching and art again like I was before this course in my Art A levels and GCSE’s.
Below are some shoots of design that I like and find interesting, all of these are from the books in the library which I found really useful because instead of sitting at a computer searching for specific topics and key words I came across things that I wouldn’t usually find or could find on the internet so despite what I thought before books and libraries are very useful.
I really like this whole two-tone double print style, it can really add some depth and contrast to an already interesting design, this could be something that I could look into a bit more and possibly experiment with in this project In my design and development stage.
I doubt that I will use photography in my design work simply because I have used it a lot before in previous projects and it isn’t something I want to use, I really want to have a proper look and go at illustration, it has been a couple of years since I last properly used and drew but I’m sure this will bring my passion for design back I hope.
I really nice final print in a book from the library, I featured a completely matt finish for the background but then with a metallic top print in the sliver, this whole double print is getting pretty interesting and I really want to use or at least try it out just to see what I can do with it because right now it seems like the possibilities are vast and eye-opening for design.
Clean and simple design it where it’s at for me, it always has been but I really want to do something different for this project…
I have always wanted to try to use this technique in my own design work but the opportunity has never came up or the process has never been suitable for what I am doing at the time, Basically its a bit hard to tell but the pattern over the red is very small and fine print type, this can be any size type style or colour but it does look really eye-catching because it often encourages a second look or closer expectation.
Black and white photography Is one of my most favorite styles so it is something that I could use but I probably will not.
The designs above feature this really unique transparent circle with type in, this allows the image below to be seen completely with a new spice and style.
What I wrote about earlier with the two layer printing this design above and below could feature this, the image may of been printed first and the red with the type may have been done after, the design may have had more than 2 printings but this is something that I would like to look into a bit more and try out for myself.
These shadow figures are more than they seem they have been created by smaller fingers, the negative spaces and the dark shadows are all working as on to create a larger image, I know this is called something but I can’t for the life of me remember right now maybe I will remember soon haha.
I have always really liked illustration especially strong graphic styles and certain illustrators out there’s work can be recognized simply by there own unique style, I would like to experiment with my own style and possibly see if my own sketching and drawing can be my own, known and sought after because I am the only one that has the style.
Simple and clean colours with strong and powerful imagery can always work very well for almost any time of design for anything but it’s something that can be one to death so for me final mayor project I’m going to try and stay clear of this.