Thursday, 2 December 2010

Handmade Christmas

Monday, 29 November 2010

Handmade - Christmas Card

This is the Christmas card that I have quickly put together for the Handmade fair on Sunday, it will be part of a set with Aidan Liggins, Heather Bradley and Luke Hallam and will be a 2 colour screen print. Lets hope the printing goes better than it normally does. 

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Handmade III fair

Me and my sister took part in the 3rd Handmade fair today at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, we had things such as cakes, cards, badges, posters, tea towels, necklaces and bookmarks. It was such a great day and a really good turn out, with lots of cake. We only managed to get a small table but had a nice little set up and people seem to be really interested in what we had, we managed to sell quite a few little bits and bobs. 

I made some posters based on astronomy using designs from my current project, they were screen printed and even though there was a few problems they came out really well and they were really popular. My sister also designed and made this tea towel using really simple triangle and diamond shapes, beautiful.

I designed a range of birthday cards with simple cut out paper and i thought these would be really popular but even though people found them funny and quirky i came back with them all. So if anyone's birthday is coming up you might just find one of these in your card pile.

I really like these little badges, really quick and easy to make and there isnt much like this out at the moment. People really seem to like these and iv got a few commissions for a few more words to be created. 

I had the table today with my sister Aidie who made some beautiful designs, she made some gorgeous jewellery using geometric shapes out of perspex. Check out her other work on her blog. Im a big fan of her drawings especially her current project on geometric shapes.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Write or Die

I know this is going to be VERY relevant to 99% of the BAGD course. This site Write or Die makes sure you write your article in a set amount of time, no more distractions with facebook, food or amazon. You set the amount of works in an amount of time and then start writing, if you leave it to long without writing anything then it will start screaming at you and flashing on your screen. Needless to say it gets your attention back to what you should be doing.

Have fun!

Friday, 1 October 2010

Sockabet revisited

This was a project that i started at the end of the first year, and now going into 3rd year i finally develop it. I designed a typeface based on socks, however it was finished digitally and never actually assembled with actual socks. So over the summer i decided to just that, and im very pleased with the results.

Handmade III

Very excited about the next edition of Handmade III, hope you will all be there.

Have been working on some cards that im going to take down and sell, will be plenty more to see though so worth a visit even if you are light on the pennies.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Birthday Invites

For mine and my sisters 21st birthday we designed our invitations together, we are having a big kids style party/garden party. and for a first attempt i think they are rather good, even if we did notice all the mistakes right after they were printed

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

what I love right . . . now

Bernat Fortet Unanue’s 2009 Make Something Cool Everyday Project, you can see more here

I love this poster for the 'Flow Festival' designed by Juuso Koponen, this gives me the idea that this festival is a bit folk and relaxed.

Jeanie & Jewells beautiful typeface, each decorative character looking spectacular on its own but somehow works beautifully as a font. 

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Herbert Lubalin

I love the work of Herbert Lubalin, his work has a really style to them. Each typeface or layout he designed has some beautiful unique aspect to them, the shape of the serif, the slant of the character, all his work is individual to hi,.

The serifs on this typeface are truly beautiful, they look almost pinched out from the character, a more organic shaped serif to what is mostly used. the whole typeface has a a fluid movement, it dosen't sit flat onto a baseline it is shaped around the character.