Monday, 12 December 2011

Editorial Design Final Images

This is page one and two of my editorial design images. The concept behind my pages was that Wolverhampton was more than just a city and there were plenty of green spaces to enjoy minutes from the town centre. Not only green spaces, but Wolverhampton has a very historical side. So, the firtst set of images is about why you should visit these places, the second set is about where you could visit. I chose two places, one a recreational area and one a historical venue, both within easy reach of the city centre. I designed a cover for the booklet, one which i felt represented the context well yet also remained simple. I feel that the tree silhouettes in white on green compliment the colour theme of the entire project well.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Frenemies Final Piece

After having sat and looked at the image for a while, i made a few changes. By adding a halftone filter to the 2 figurative elements, i feel it ,makes the image more Pop Art in style, as Pop art was, in its time, current with news and the social climate. I added noise distortion to the background to give it a slightley more edgy appearance that makes the whole think look a little more grungy. I like the final outcome.

Monday, 5 December 2011


Just stumbled on this site and found it very interesting with some good type examples.


The two images i created for the 'Frenemies' brief in editorial illustration. I decided to create something which entails good and evil, as in my opinion, the media are both good and evil. Very controlling and contrived, yet still sell millions of units and people believe everything they read, no matter what the context.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

A Nation of Shopkeepers

My initial idea for the Creative Review project 'A Nation Of Shopkeepers'. Bear in mind i do not have the supporting text for this brief yet but thought i would create something for it. The idea isthe shops that were damaged during the riots have begun putting images of shoppers in the window to create the illusion that they are not shut, keeping interest in the shop. So i decided to use imagery of fake shoppers but the police tape still across the front. 

Friday, 4 November 2011

Updated Cycle Illustration

The final image with the addition of colour.

Bicylec Brief Development

This is a further development on the bicycle brief i am working on.It still needs more work but i need to think about it, and how i should use colour as i like it in this format.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Wolverhampton DPS

These are the developed DPS layouts so far. I have made adjustments with leading and font styles as well as adding more colour to give a better feel to the layouts and so that they are all consistent with each other. there is much more development to carry ut on them, but so far i am happy with how they are looking.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Viona Art

I have been following this website for a few years now. I love the photography and the way the images draw you in to look deeper. They photographer uses fairy tales for inspiration and they inspire a lot of my work. Just wanted to share the site for people to have a look and maybe even be inspired themselves.

Food Fight Final Idea

This is the final image for my editorial illustration peice. I changed the original image by taking away the written words and fuse wire and instead opted to incorporate symbols, warning symbols. This is to translate the meaning of the article, about people fighting over kitchen space, such as flat mates stealing your food or using your utensils. I feel this translates the meaning well visually.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Food Fight Idea 3

This is a third rough i dea i had for the Food Fight brief, simple rough with a fridge covered in No Entry signs. I have 3 ideas now but i am not sure which one to go for yet. 

Saturday, 22 October 2011

A Food Fight part 2

 A second idea for the Food Fight brief...again just a rough. I didnt know i could create eggs so effectivley on photoshop.LOL.

A Food Fight Brief

This is the initial rough for one of the ideas i have for the 'A Food Fight Brief'. I was basing on the perfect 1950's housewifes getting angry about having their kitchen space invaded. It needs more development yet, but its a start.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

This is the image i created for the Night Milk brief, i wanted to do something was not directed towards cows as that was too obvious. I though that if milk can help you sleep, that would anger the sheep who we count to help us i took that direction.
This is my Smart Home brief final image. The brief is about how in the near future, we will be able to control our heating sytems, household electronics ect from our smart phones. This is my response, where i made a smart phone look like a house, with the apps appearing with household items in mind.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

These are my initial computer generated ideas for Editorial Design. I chose to use green colours and a font that i thought represented the history from the parks i was looking at. So a serif font, Baskerville was used. The text is wrapped around imagery in some of the ideas and not in others, a basic grid system was used.