Thursday, 24 March 2011

Communication is a Virus.....External Walls

Communication is a Virus....Type on Internal Walls

To get ideas for placing our type Kirsty found this series of images of type that has been placed in unusual internal environments. 

Monday, 14 March 2011

Communication is a Virus...Manners Mall Typography

What is line... Story from North America

The full version of "Story from North America" (2007) by Garrett Davis and Kirsten Lepore.
Music written and performed by Garrett Davis

Really like this piece of design, the animation is basic but at the same time very experimental, i love the hand drawn organic feel to it even if the imagery is a bit dark. 


What is line... Ward Zwart Sketchbooks

Ward Zwart is a German Artist who also works alot in moleskin sketchbooks. The images below are of some of his personal sketches, I like how each drawing has a subtle element of humour behind it.

What is line... Jason Sho Green Moleskin Sketchbooks

Jason Show Green' s moleskin sketchbooks are for his own personal projects. This is the kind of style that i would like to work in in relation to my line project. I like how each of his drawings extend across a double page spread and how each drawing isnt 100% accurate or in proportion but still shows an incredible amount of skill. 

In Design Task Keaton Henson's Magzine Spreads

Below are some images of one of my favourite designers work for front magazine where he produced a series of double page magazine designs. I thought this would be a perfect comparison for how i would like to start working with my own subject. I like the intricate illustrations and the way he has layed out the image and type so that they are distinctive from one another but at the same time flow as one single piece of design.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Dusk To Dawn

After battling with ways of arranging my type using the phrase "From Daytime to Nighttime" i decided that the words really didn't flow at all and a much more obvious solution would be to slightly adapt my theme. I wanted to stick to using the sun or something astrological but keep it much more simple and i thought the perfect solution for this would be to use the words from dusk to dawn.

Dusk- The darker stage of twilight, especially in the evening.

 Dusk is the beginning of darkness in the evening, and occurs after twilight, when the sky generally remains bright and blue. It can be confused with sunset,  which is the daily disappearance of the sun below the horizon.

Dawn- The time each morning at which daylight first begins.

During dawn (and dusk) it is usually possible (provided that the sky is cloud-free) to see approximately in which direction the sun is.
It is recognized by the presence of weak sunlight, while the sun itself is still below the horizon. Dawn should not be confused with sunrise, which is the moment when the leading edge of the sun itself appears above the horizon.

Daytime and Nightime

 Daytime: The time between dawn and dusk; the day as distinct from evening or night

Nighttime: The time between sunset and sunrise.

I started to research the stages of the moon over each month and how the moon changes in the sky.  I thought this imagery once adapted would look really nice over my three posters. The moon is something everybody sees when they look out of their window at night and the sun is seen by everybody when they look out of the window during the day.

The moon

  • Mean Distance of Moon from Earth - 238,712 mi (384,400 km)
  • Greatest Distance of Moon from Earth (Apogee) - 252,586 mi (406,740 km) Shortest Distance of Moon from Earth (Perigee) - 221,331 mi (356,410 km)
  • Circumference - 6,790 mi. (10,930 km.) 0.27 of Earth's circumference
  • Diameter - 2,160 mi. (3,476 km.) 0.27 of Earth's diameter
  • Mean Radius - 1,079 mi. (1,737.5 km.)
  • Equatorial Radius - 1,079 mi. (1,738 km.)
  • Polar Radius - 1,077 mi. (1,735 km.)
  • Mean Angular Diameter - 31' 07"
  • Mass - 8 x 10 (19) tons (7.35 x 10 (22) kg)
  • Mass Ratio (Earth Moon) - 81.301
  • Volume - 2.1958 x 10(10)km³
  • Mean Density - 208 lb/ft³ (3.34 g/cm³) 0.6 Earth's density
The Sun

Diameter: 1.4 million km (870,000 miles)
Age: 4.5 billion years
Mass: 330,000 x Earth
Distance from Earth: 149.6 million km (93 million miles)
Distance to Nearest Star: 4.3 light years
Solar Wind Speed: 3 million km/hr.
Luminosity: 390 billion billion megawatts
Solar Cycle: 8 - 11 years
Temperature at surface: 5,500o C (9,932o F)
Temperature at Core: 14 milliono C (22.5 milliono F)
Temperature of Sunspots: 4,000o C (7,232o F)

Rotation Period at Equator: 25 Earth days
Rotation Period at Poles: 35 Earth days

Andre Beato

Andre Beato's variations of type work perfectly to communicate the message hes putting across. For my Day/Night Opposite theme i wanted my type to represent the theme I'd chosen and i thought that Andre Beato's work was a perfect place to get ideas for experimenting.

 I like the way he has edited the type to appear very mechanical in a subtle way. The extended brackets coming off each letter represent machinery and this is very well communicated.

Mark Weaver

Mark Weavers astrological themed posters below are a great source of inspiration for my opposites project. 

I really like the colours he uses within his work and how easy they are on the eyes. The subtle pastel tones and the imagery he uses combine together nicely. The composition and arrangement of his work always seems to be very well planned geometrically and each element of his pieces slot together so its easily viewed.