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.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

These are initial ideas i have taken from rough sketch compositions to InDesign just to see how the text layout works and how the images interact with the text. I have used alignments with text and changed scales and font styles to see what the best outcome may be. These will be further developed to create 2 final posters.

Friday, 3 February 2012


I found this website which gives a deffinition of the term 'strapline'. I found this quite helpful to start my visual design palettes, i hope you do too.


Hello, Hi, Hey….all greetings we are accustomed to and a more or less universal gesture. Greetings are a gesture of communication and they vary from country, and indeed area to area. Some are formal, some informal.  It is my belief that people greeting each other is not as an important part of social life as it used to be. People say it out of habit rather than actually meaning it.  Some countries are renowned for their greetings, the French always kiss on the cheek as do the Italians, and not just the male to female,  men will kiss other men’s cheeks without any prejudice.
I would like to create an even, a ‘Greetings Day’ where people learn a gesture of greeting from another country.  We already have friendship day, so this would be along the same line of that.  This would be aimed at any age group as it would not only be a fun experience, but also an educational one.  A fair with stands, each educating on a different country and their greetings. They could serve local delicacies, as in countries like India they give a sweet treat as a sign of welcoming. Greetings are a sign of recognition from one person to another and this would enable people to become accustomed to other cultures rituals. It would be beneficial for people who are travelling to other countries as what better way to impress the locals with an indigenous gesture of greeting.
Anyone of any age would benefit from this while having fun at the same time. This event could be promoted with a series of advertisement posters, each concentrating on a different area of the world leading up to the event, and then a final poster with an amalgamation of greetings in the corresponding languages used typographically.  This would mean using varying styles of typeface to communicate the gestures and greetings.  Flyers could be created that would be handed out in academic settings as well as local libraries and community centres to attract interest. The event could be aimed at areas where there is a large multicultural population and the local people could be involved in the Fair, helping set up stalls, making traditional food and beverages and having input on their native customs.
The stalls would have posters on each of them saying what area they are representing and the signs would all be created sharing a typographic familiarity so that all the stalls are connected to the one event and not appear separate. This event would, hopefully, create interest and enable people from all walks of life to be able to communicate easier and reach an understanding of each other’s greetings.  It would stand as one day where people from all cultures, religions come together and share a common interest while educating each other in a friendly and fun environment where they can socialise and maybe even make new friends.