For this piece I looked at Art Deco posters for inspiration. I like the use of geometric shapes and fading colours. I have always been fascinated with designs that make use of negative space creatively and so I wanted to try it out myself. Initially, I used a digital typeface for the quote however, I decided to hand-render the letters to make it feel more organic.
Finally got a chance to take a photo of my degree show setup. I tried to upload it off my phone the other day but it wouldn’t work.
The degree show this year was really successful and we got a lot of good feedback. As did I! I’m pleased with how it went down :) I also put nearly 100 business cards out and that’s all that was left by the day we had to take it all down.
Further progress on my book sculpture. I cut out any illustrations from the book that suited the theme of pond/water life and created a 3D scene next to the butterfly page, ultimately creating the look of a typically British garden. I really loved just working away at this for a few hours, carving out the ‘pond’ and seeing it take shape was especially enjoyable.
Finally able to put my Heart of Darkness submissions up! Folio Society’s 2014 competition for 3 images and a cover for Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. I have been long listed with 24 others which is great stuff. Check out the long listing here: http://www.houseofillustration.org.uk/current-competition/
When i first looked at this i thought of monopoly money because it was red.
Because the money said £0 on i decided to create a new monopoly board on my life since moving to Bristol for uni. I have tried my best to include real prices for accommodations and uni fees as well as my weekly shopping and other costs.
The idea is, that it is an unplayable game. Basically you could never play this game of monopoly because some of the prices are so ridiculous. So i’m basically trying to say how ridiculously high priced student living is.
I have reworked all the street names to include names from various areas of Bristol. Using my university UWE as the red properties because they are branded in red. Also using Clifton area as the most expensive properties and so on..
My class and I are fundraising for our art show in London. Our first ever event BIZARRE is at Under the Stars bar in Bristol by the fountains. Live music, live drawing, bad poems and more! Check it out!