Friday, 9 November 2012

RSVP Poster Campaign

These posters were created for an upcoming event for our project RSVP. My idea is concerning the love letters that were sent between soldiers and civilians during War. We have Rememberence Day every year were we wear poppies to show our respect to the soldiers who fight/fought for us, but there are not just red poppies, there are purple ones to remember the animals that served us in the wars (i.e.War Horse) and white poppies that are for rememberence of the woman than serve in the war. My idea is to create a brand new poppy to respect the wives and families of the soldiers by creating an entirely new poppy made of excerpts from love letters. These initial posters are to promote the event.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Design Culture

In researching the brief for RSVP, i got to thinking about 2 main things, the power of curiosity and war time love letters. These 2 things are not connected in anyway but while looking at love letters from the World War era, i realised that these letters were more than just letters between 2 people...they were letters that actually meant more to the writer and the reciever due to the time they were wrote....they have much more sentimental value to anyone that reads them as they were real feelings in a time of hardship and depression....they helped motivate and reassure soldiers and they were yearning and loving letters sent from girlfriends and spouses who never knew if they would see their men again. 
This creates an interest for people and a curiosity of the language that was used back in those days. Thinking about curiosity, if your told not to touch something, or not to press something, your natural instinct to to ask 'Why?' and curiosity gets the better of you....this said there have bben many experiments where your told to 'NOT press the red button' more information is given and so curiosity kicks in...for exmple:

I am thinking of a way of combing this idea into wartime love letters, or even Dera John letters to see how peoples curiosity gets the better of them. It's a bit like when you walk into a room with a diary just laying one is you look at it or do youn ignore it?  Truthfully?.....
This could also incorporate some actual calligraphic handwriting rather than word processed
Would your curiosity get the better of you????????

Friday, 28 September 2012

Design Culture

In response to the new brief entitled 'RSVP'...i am interested in the concept of the 'Dear John' letter.  Dear John letters are sort of anti-love letters and is where someone writes that they want to end a relationship...usually in a way that is to soften the blow but ends up being fairly brutal. Would this type of letter get a response, an RSVP from the reciever?

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

These are the two posters i designe for Graphic Design Principles, one (the upper one) is meant to be more informative than the second one which is aimed more at promotion.

These are the graphics i designed for the third element of the graphic design principles module. I have kept the graphics consistent with the 2 A2 posters i designed so they all link in and feel like part of a family/set. Ech page was designed with type positioning in mind and reflect the juxtapositioning of the main logo and strapline.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Experimenting with the original image, i have played around with perspective and added traffic lights and also pedestrian crossing lights which correspond to the first chapter of the book. I am not sure how succsessful these images are, as i still prefer the silhouette covers i created.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

This image was created for the Blindness inside illustration page. The image is what i see as a representation of the a part of the book where all the people suffering with the blindness are put into an asylum and are left to fend for themselves, all they have is the senses of touch, smell and sound. By using hands, i thought it would represent how no oe knew what they were doing and were just grabbing to find their way around. By using hands in layers, adjusting the depth of field, it creates a crowded and dysfunctional appearence. The background texture adds to the feeling of decaying and gritty emotions.