Chromosone pilot editorial design
ISTD Visual Research
This publication was designed by design company Thirst to promote color 8 UV press. Rick Valicenti’s design juxtaposes Francois Robert’s photographic alphabet, the publication takes its theme from president Obama’s speech upon receiving a nobel peace prize.
The simplicity of this print is almost as bold as the colour palette, the clash of blood red and jet black create a tourment of angst for the viewer. Thinking visually about my publication I intend to re-create something similar, a piece that captures the readers attention but leaves them questioning the piece there after. Along with the collaboration of the horrifying photographic type faces this publication reaches for and creates an un nerving atmospheric.
Album Artwork for the band Everything Everything by TappinGofton design studio.
Striking imagery along with bright block colours and diagonal grid layouts give this album art work bold appraisal.
A series of designs by Intro design studio for the Oasis album launch campaign, a bright, fresh take on digital collage. The design studio was given a long reign on what they could create for the band which enabled them to produce a new identity for the band ignoring previous branding and making way more current forms.
Further artist research - Dissertation
Jamie Reid is probably one of the most profound and popular collage illustrators known to date, his most famous works would consist of those created for english punk/rock band The Sex Pistols. Looking at Reid’s work in comparison to that of Mat Maitland, there are definitive differences due to the change in the technology available as well as the genres of music the artworks were intended for. These artists represent very different fields of artwork yet work within a similar medium, the correlation between the two is what I will focus intently on, concentrating on the space between the two creative paths.
Dissertation Artist Research
Mat Maitland works for BigActive design studio
He creates photo collages using high resolution images, above are a selection of album covers that express his unique technique of collage using current creative editing programs.
It’s Nice That - Things
A few examples of some beautiful illustration and typographic works from an article by It’s Nice That.
It’s Nice That
One of the above designs; Wild Weeds by Emma Williams won an award from the ISTD in 2011. A paperback booklet ‘Wild Weeds’ that present the lyrics by the Fig’s singer and songwriter J. Maizlish.
Fabio Ongarato Design
"No-Name Station begins with the idea of cross-cultural contact and its impact on individual histories. Central to the project is the belief that a true exchange requires more than the freighting of artworks between two countries. A residency gathered together the 22 Chinese and Australian participants for one week in the indigenous community of Warmun in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. This creative encounter provided a catalyst for the subsequent publication and exhibitions in China and Australia. All participants took an equal role in shaping the themes of the exhibition and exploring and expanding upon the project’s opening premise by sharing stories and ideas."
- Fabio Ongarato Design
Previous ISTD premier award winning book, a beautifully elegant example of image and type. With unique and extravagant layouts and composition this piece has to be one of my personal favourites.