Today I have drawn up some sketches of the mussel and cook’s shells if I were to make necklaces that had an asymmetric style as opposed to symmetric. I played with rotating the main shells as well as the placement of different pearls and shells on the string to distribute weights and therefore affect the balance of the overall piece. Continue reading
This afternoon I visited Tangoio and Flat Rock and found a few natural objects that I thought could be used in my making side of the project. I collected some variations of seaweed however these dried up before I got home. Continue reading
03/04/17: LOCAL TO GLOBAL, INTRODUCTION.
Over the weekend, I made a trip to Spotlight and bought some MDF board and card to use for my final pieces. I have chosen to make up the Maui dolphin and yellow-eyed penguin couple. I feel that these two creatures truly celebrate a slice of native marine life in New Zealand and would like to make these images as they connect to what it means to be local to me. I really have a great love for the ocean and it has played a big part in my life.
After further researching Flox, I would like to adapt her style of image making into my final design for the brief. Flox uses hand cut paper stencils to spray paint layers onto a chosen surface. Continue reading
After having decided on a native marine theme and then gathering/quickly sketching images for inspiration, my four conceptual drawings were made.
20/03/17: LOCAL TO GLOBAL, INTRODUCTION.
Over the next two weeks I have chosen to research the media of ‘image making’ within Australasia. My thought process was to explore four well-known image-making practitioners; two from New Zealand and two from Australia. Continue reading
She used a three-column grid for her Clothbound Classic series, so this is where I will begin my conceptual drawings on. Continue reading
I have decided to use Coralie Bickford-Smith as my influence. I want to explore creating a repetitive pattern for my covers as she has, in a hand drawn art style that I hope will draw into the aspects of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Her use of vibrant colour as well as monotone allows for me to have a wider range in how I could apply colour to my own work. Continue reading
After having explored my four different practitioners, I am now ready to move onto choosing one of them to influence my own cover design process. Across the board, each designer has been tasked with reviving stories of older eras by creating covers that reflect the classic genre but in a contemporary manner. Continue reading
06/03/17: GLOBAL TO LOCAL, INTRODUCTION.
For the next two weeks, I have chosen to explore the branding of predominantly hardback book covers of the ‘classical story’ genre (except for Manuja Waldia’s ‘Pelican Shakespeare’ paperback series). Continue reading
After doing some hunting around, I have managed to source out a few sheets of card paper. I have specifically chosen a series of analogous colours that are bright yet contrasted with lighter pastel colouration too. I have a blank orange and teal green colour and then some illustrative, playful flora-based patterns. Continue reading
This morning the class gathered around the front table in B Pod to share our collections we had brought in. Because most of my belongings are currently in a storage unit, I had limited options as to what I could bring in. I would have liked to have shown my shells. Instead I only had my tin collection to bring in. Continue reading
After having a look through my book sources in the research section, I have decided to compile two mood boards; the first on paper origami packaging styles and the other on the tea packaging I have analysed. Continue reading
This afternoon we were introduced to our first brief of the year; Global to Local. The synopsis of our brief is to select a form of media from the list provided and then format our research around it. The physical outcome – a design object – should reflect our gathered research. Continue reading
It’s a new year, new semester – and a brand new location to top it all off. I am now studying down the line at Hawkes Bay’s EIT, after having cross-credited into their BVAD course. Today marked my first day here; introductions to students and lecturers, student I.D and online set- ups etc. Continue reading
Today was the last lesson for CDP and we spent it discussing how to present for next week. This was a good idea in order to prepare us for the main event. We were asked to draw up a plan that would layout how we will be presenting our work, so that we can verse ourselves in what we will be sharing on this day. Continue reading
Today was the last lesson for this year! No! I love this class so much! But it was such a good lesson; I really enjoyed the commentary and recapping and discussion about success. Continue reading