Thursday, 3 June 2010

Britishness Animation

So the second part of the 'Britishness' brief was to create an animation in Flash. I was torn when I heard about this as I've not properly used Flash in a serious way before, so it was a good chance to learn and experiment with it. But because I hadn't used it properly I was afraid it would come out crap. I was originally going to just animate my poster design, but after a little while playing around I thought its just looked like a made a Powerpoint presentation so didn't continue with that idea. The idea I moved on to was British people seem to always complain about the weather, whether it's sunny or rainy etc. I made a 'stop-motion' style animation, where one grumpy old man is in the foreground and a year flies by behind him and all he does is complain about the weather. If you watch closely there are several events that happen behind him too at the right time of year. I was fairly pleased with how it turned out, it could be muuuuuuch better but for a first-ish try not too bad.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Britishness Poster

So I was given a brief about 'Britishness' and what it meant to me. The first part of this was to create a poster, which you may of seen a sneak peek of in a previous post. The design, above, is based around the idea that British people often speak under their breath and say thing's in conversation they don't actually mean, usually so they don't feel uncomfortable.

Sunday, 9 May 2010 thats pretty

So I started another blog where I'm introducing the world to pretty, funny, thought provoking or otherwise generally nice art, design, pictures, video and other bits and bobs from everywhere. It's acts as a sort of inspiration space for myself, as well as letting other people see things they may not have seen before. Anyway, if you like, check it out here or by clicking the logo thing above!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Project 'Shop'...

So I visited the 'Shop' that ran from the 30th of April until the 3rd of May, and I must say it was brilliant. I found it such a fun and inventive exhibition, the whole theatrical aspect was excellent and the interactivity with the items was fun, and the fact everything is cardboard is amazing. The idea of taking your average shopping trip and flipping it on its head I think is superb and in this case was pulled of brilliantly. It didn't just attract people from the AUCB either, when I went an elderly man was outside, stood in wonderment and disbelief, and he told me "I've lived in Bournemouth all my life and have never seen anything like it, it's absolutely incredible, I love it!!". Whilst there I managed to pick up some Radiation Juice (to help me glow with energy), some Enlightenment Matches (for complete Enlightenment), Cellu-Lite (to keep me looking beautiful and tastes great on toast) and some Legitchew (great for washing the bulls**t from your mouth), although I really could of done with some Personal Space but they were all sold out!

More pictures after the break:

Friday, 30 April 2010

Oh dear Mister Brown...

So after hearing what lovely Mr Prime Minister Gordon Brown said to that lady, and the fact it links so well to my current Uni work, I felt compelled to create a poster about it. So here it is, kind of like an anti-election poster. Although I made this I'm not against Labour, I don't really know much about politics and I'm not inclined to any party. I only made it because I love the fact the Prime Minister was caught being a meanie!  The design is based off the poster, below, I created for Uni on Britishness and focuses on talking under your breath and not really meaning what you say. A proper blog about the whole Britishness project will follow some when. Make sure to click on them to see them in full detail.

Monday, 26 April 2010

How Fish 'n' Chips cured World Hunger...

Yet another brilliant piece of cinematography emerges from Bridle Animation Studios today, charting the epic tale of how the humble Fish 'n' Chips cured the World of it's hunger crisis.
Click the Fish 'n' Chips to have your mind blown!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Logorama by H5

Simply amazing short movie starring all your favorite brands!! The attention to detail is insane!

by H5
Video from here

Monday, 19 April 2010

Eyjafjallajökull, now say that 5 times really fast!

I have become fascinated by this crazy volcano that's been spewing it's guts since 21st of March. It's closed hundreds of airports and brought airline companies to their knees! Maybe it's a reminder to take care of the planet, like the earth is saying "don't mess with me, I don't f**k around!", yet it is such a beautiful thing. Mother nature in all it's frightening glory! Don't get me wrong it's annoying as hell, I know several people that are stranded and are going to miss some pretty important occasions due to the ash. But there's no-one to blame or get mad at and nothing nobody can do, except sit back, let it happen and remember don't forget Mother Nature will mess you up!

Thursday, 15 April 2010

It's been a while, so here's some Art Nouveau

So it's been a pretty busy month or so, and I haven't had time (or been bothered, you decide??) to update this bad boy, sorry!! So I finished a looooong group project based around the idea of creating an exhibiton to be displayed at the London Design Museum around the art movement 'Art Nouveau'. This involved authoring and designing a book, creating a poster and promotional items. My areas of work within the team were writing the chapter on furniture, creating the design for the book jacket, as well as, mentioned in a previous post (found here), creating a stained glass cover. I found the project throughly enjoyable and interesting as I had never really worked in group in such a way before. My team was a great team to work with and feel we created some really good pieces of work. Check out some image below:

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Wicked Cool Animation...


Yesterday was a Flash workshop and I made a TOTALLY WICKED COOL animation starring Robert Kilroy-Silk and his freakishly large hand! Just click here or the matey above to see it. I dont know about you but I'm sure this is on the verge of being a Pixar blockbuster.
But seriously though I've had a lil' mess around with Flash before so already knew about the basics like tweening and that after doing a couple of online tutorials. Including one where I created a simple animation of a bouncing ball, which you can see here or by clicking on the ball below.

Bouncing Ball

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

So I cut some glass yeah...

...and made some pretty windows!?! Well technically they are part of a book cover for the Art Nouveau project I am currently doing. A more detailed post will follow soon when the project is over, but the basic idea is the class was split into design teams focused on different art movements, I am part of the Art Nouveau team. The designs for this glass are inspired heavily by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The designs were created in Illustrator, printed actual size to act as a stencil for the glass and then also to help reassemble the jigsaw of glass pieces. Although the process was frustrating and tedious at times I really enjoyed learning the new skill and creating something with my hands. More pictures to follow.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Time Waits For No Man...

I think Twitter is an interesting thing, not only is it a good way to keep in touch with friends, but I also think it is a valuable resource as a graphic design student. Whether it be free fonts or textures from @freeloadthis, interesting articles about design from @smashingmag or just the everyday thoughts of other designers, Twitter is simple and quick way of seeing useful resources. Anyway I digress, after following awesome designer Kerry Roper on Twitter for a while, I noticed he posted a competition to win one of his prints 'Time Waits For No Man', which I happen to like. So I took the 2 seconds to do what it said to enter the competition and thought nothing of it, however the following day I surprised and well pleased to find out I had won!! Two weeks later I had an excellent limited edition print hanging from my bedroom wall, so I just wanted to say THANKS MR ROPER!!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Order in the Court!!

How do you punish someone in an AUCB court of law?? With a dance-off of course!!

Sunday, 21 February 2010

No little mouse NO!...

...just some little videos that made me laugh today. Oh and on the first one make sure you watch till the end before any complaints!!

Thursday, 11 February 2010


Mobile Enabled

After a little bit of messing around I've made my blog more mobile friendly. So bookmark on your mobile device so it looks lovely like this:

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Oh hi, I didn't see you there...

...long time no see. It's been a while since I've posted but hey there was Christmas and New Years and then the new term of Uni and a new project, so get off my back jeez!! Don't worry I still love you and hopefully I'll churn out new content more often, maybe you'll like it, who knows!?
Anyway I thought I'd start some good examples of creative advertising.


Thursday, 4 February 2010

Watch this space...