It’s been a while since my last post! It has certainly be a whirl-wind of busyness in the past couple of weeks and finally I have been able to organise myself and gather all my photographs and finally show what I have been up to!
One recent personal project I have been working on is my experimenting and practising with calligraphy and script typography. A couple of posts back, I showed my sketchbook of calligraphy experimentation, and since then I have become for comfortable with that style and so I wanted to use this style towards something more personal to me, so I decided to experiment with my favourite piece of literature, Pride and Prejudice.
Pride and Prejudice has always been a personal favourite of mine and has special meaning to me, so I decided to experiment and take a look at different typography approaches. Below are photos of some first ideas and experimenting. I must apologies for the quality of the photos, they were taking on my phone as unfortunately I didn’t have my camera on me at the time!
This is a new biro illustration I have got underway. It’s quite a big and detailed image so it is slowly getting there, but I’m looking forward to when I complete it!
With my recent trip to Oxford, I was able to look around a book store called Blackwell’s. They have a variety of different book stores, and I went into the art and design book store. Now, I’m not going to lie, I’m not a big reader, I don’t really have the patience to sit down and read a book, I’m more of a picture book person, I like to see things visually, so this art book store was like a little piece of heaven with picture books galore!
One book in particular that really caught my eye was this Natural Histories book. I’ve always been interested in Natural History ever since I was little so to find a book which is all about the illustrations of how animals were seen back in the day, it was love at first site. I love old fashioned illustrations as I find they have so much character, they all seem unique with all illustrations being hand drawn.
This book package comes with a book going through the history of illustrations and the back stories of how the artists came about drawing the animals, and even though I’m not a massive fan of reading, I do find this book very interesting! The package also comes with 40 prints of the illustrations found in the book and I cannot wait to find some nice frames to put them in and get them on my walls!
I really recommend this book to anyone for a love of art and illustration as well as animals and nature.
I have now recently finished my second year of my Graphic Design course at the Cambridge school of Art, only one more year to go until the big wide world!! With year 2 out of the way, I have uploaded my second year work up onto my website, so please feel free to have a look at them and feel free to comment on my work!
I think these posters are just brilliant! They are so clever combining new with the old. I’ve always loved old fashioned film posters, they just have so much more character than modern day posters as nowadays they heavily rely on computer generated posters, but these just have that beautiful hand made look. I love the over the top dramatisation through colours, the typography, facial expressions. Its just inspiring to see how modern films would be portrayed with the technology they had back then. My particular favourite is the Avatar poster!