Category Archives: Future

Experimental

type

I’ve recently started the process of creating some type for the web site. I’ve wanted some very illegible but interesting, modern, sharp letters to decorate my site, but have been unableto find any on web sites like dafont. So what better way to get what you’re looking for than designing it yourself?porti

I have shown a number of people to see if they are able to see what each word says. No one so far has been able to read this word, some have seen “porndvd” others just see a mess of lines. The whole idea of this work is not for people to see something legible, but something interesting. I found that each word I chose to design gave me the shapes to play around with.

Zoe vs Oxford

Zoe came down to Oxford for a few days, saw the sights and sounds.

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I never saw Oxford from a tourists perspective so viewed my city in another way. For once I looked up and saw that the buildings were old, grand structures in some areas. We went to see the universitys and went to lunch at the stadium. Had a damn good time, had some laughs and one very terrifing but exciting experience that included a fat bloke with a Tesco bag.

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The days flew by, next stop, Kent for a BBQ with Zoe.

Up Up and Away!

The exhibition is up, and is looking damn fine. Ignor the cables and general mess as it’s only for assesment. It wont be open to the public untill June 16th where I’ll be displaying video/animation content.

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Also with thanks to Zoe, I’ll have some great vynil cut stickers to hand out. The designs all relate to my Final Negotiated Project, which I’ll be posting up soon. One design was a tad to complicated so couldn’t be cut too well. I guess I’ll have to simplify them slightly in future.

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All this work is for assesment and wont be here in time for the show; I just hope it was enough to pass on.

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The selection of work I chose to display is very vector based. I thought I’d show my stroingest side and stick with vector.

 I think it’s also time to tell people about the amazing work of Machine 56, vector king and experienced artist.

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His work is very heavily influenced by eastern art, something I try incorporating into my work. His use of vector based graphics really pushes the imagination into new areas. Through studying his work and countless others, it’s easy to see how things were created, but it’s hard to see how they got to that particular conclusion. That is where I’d have my problems, the work is the fun and somewhat easy part (although challenging in its own right) It’s the idea generation that makes the whole process so hard. Anyone can churn out a vector, but producing something truly remarkable is tough work.

ZOE of the enders

Zoe kicks ass!

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She’s a bit of a muppet, bit of a wise ass, but really quite cool. She’s been a great mate recently, helping me out with things and through hard times. She has some cool interests, apart from the obviously terrible love for one certain musical act that pains me too much to say. She likes graffiti, Games, kick ass films and a load of other random ass stuff. 

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She desrves the best and gets the best from everyone around her, and she works hard to attain some amazing goals. She never runs away from anything and fights hard to get what she wants.

 

Thanks Zoe

WORK WORK WORK

 

It’s starting to get really tough, the work is piled up and it’s pretty hard to keep it moving when I’m not the greatest of Illustrators.

 I’ve been asked to promote a Japanese exhibition, which is great fun, but so hard to get right.

 

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This really wasn’t something I liked too much.

 

The ideas were flowing to begin with and I had chosen one great possible outcome, unfortunately though while researching I had found a piece done by someone that funnily enough looked almost identical to the idea I had in my head. So now I’ve had to ditch the idea and start fresh….

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So now I’m getting some foundations down so I’m able to hopefully do the impossible and try something a little out of my comfort zone.

 

I dream, I draw, I vectorize, I roll

SNOWBOARD BOOTS

While in Milton Keynes I went to the Xscape and saw these excellent boots.

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 The only thing stopping me now from learning to get on the slopes is money. The second my car makes it through the MOT this week, I’m signing up for lessons at Mk.

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It looks like crap, but drives like a dream. You can zip around corners BMW’s find hard to stick too, park with your eyes closed and it can easily do a steady 90 but can be pushed further (not that I go those speeds)

Also has a transformers badge on the steering wheel!

UP!

1st post on a new blog dedicated to the mental ramblings of a Graphics student based in the Oxford area.

Read as I continue my daily battle with the Adobe creative suit, expand on my creativity and continue enjoying an obsession to Kit kats.

Check back for the good stuff, the bollocks and everything in between.