Drawing Machine (Spider)

•December 4, 2008 • Leave a Comment

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This was the second project of the course, the idea was to create a drawing machine in groups. Like the name suggest we had to create a machine that can draw on it’s own. We decided to create a machine that can spin to create some kind of mark. So Faisal came up with a idea of a box with two arms by using compasses on top attach to a rotating disk and at the end of the compasses will be drawing materials.

The box was powered by a motor that Faisal had brought, the original idea was to have the box run on it own by moving up and down and spinning on top at same time. But the problem was the weight of the box, it too heavy for the motor to run properly. So in the end we decided to go a lighter box and we use a butter container box.

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Overall the drawing machine was not how we expected to be, but it manage to work and these images above shows the result of the drawing machine.

Music

•June 8, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Music is considered to be an art form with the vibrations of the air in other word sound in rhythm. Music is used in nearly every form such as in advertisement, animation, presentation, radio, TV, performing arts and daily people.

I believe that music is a massive part in our lives, I mean there many people around the world involved in music as a career like singers making new albums. It is one of those inspirations that make us to do something similar, such as doing it in a play, a variety show or a song contest show.

Music is also a powerful way of relaxation for me of calming the soul.

Cereal Box Project (Snap! Crackle! Pop!)

•May 19, 2009 • Leave a Comment

For our final project of the year, we had make cereal box of our unique brand and to an make advert of it too. My original idea was something different and look professional so I though of doing a cereal box that was based on waffles. But my own idea was to do mini-size waffles, after getting feedback from my tutors, they said was not original and creative enough.

So I decided to do something different that has never been done before and I came up the idea doing a “Full English Breakfast” cereal, the traditional breakfast with mixture of bacon, toasted bread, potatoes and eggs.

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Geoff McFetridge – Ball of Doom

•May 19, 2009 • Leave a Comment

This was last project of the year where I had to a name randomly, research that person and then do work piece that relates to that person.

Geoff McFetridge (b. 1971)

McFetridge is a artist based in Los Angeles California. Born in Canada, he was schooled at the Alberta College of Art and the California Institute of the Arts. He is part of the Beautiful Losers Exhibition, and makes solo exhibitions from Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, London, the Netherlands and Japan. Instinctively ignoring creative boundaries McFetridge is a truly multidisciplinary artist, ‘an all round visual auteur’. From poetry to animation, from graphics to 3D work, from textile and wallpaper to paintings, McFetridge has complete control over these widely divergent disciplines.

Understatement is central to the impact of his work, inviting participation. It gets through the filters by offering the viewer an opportunity to play with a puzzle for a moment, a puzzle that doesn’t have one simple answer. Often imitated, but never equaled, In the past ten years, Los Angeles-based McFetridge has created in his work and in his commissions a unique imagery, which is detailed and abstract at the same time. Full of hands and teeth, objects and animals, hands and heads.

McFetridge won public acclaim when he was still a student winning awards from the Art Directors Club and ID magazine for his thesis project “Chinatown”. For two years, he was art director of the famous underground Beastie Boys magazine Grand Royal. Since then he has started the design studio Champion Graphics which has done pojects for numerous clients ranging from Nike, Pepsi, Stüssy, Burton Snowboards, Girl Skateboards and Patagonia. He made clips for Plaid, Simian, and recently also for The Whitest Boy Alive, and he created film title sequences for The Virgin Suicides and Adaptation

McFetridge has created a double helix of personal and commercial art projects, blending disciplines and purpose in almost every project he does.

“McFetridge is well-known within the graphic design community for imagery that is economical and spare, yet powerfully communicative. Geoff developed motifs echo themes found in sculpture, such as the relationship between man-made and natural forms, the interplay between two and three dimensional space and visual conundrums” said Michael Darling, Seattle Art Museum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

“He is part of a new generation of designers who are eager to leap the old divides between image and product, design and art, the flat page and the moving image.” Paul Warwick Thompson, Director, Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

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Geoff’s work is infused with irony, humor, sadness and imagination that challenges an audience at the most visceral and emotional level. It attempts to manipulate the way people look at and understand the objects that surround them. For example, he displays posters in a gallery as a work of art and then de-empahsizes their value as artworks by hanging several in a row using binder clips.

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Most of his projects begin with writing or sketching, which he then tries to simply down to one statement, written or visual.In his own words, Geoff “uses design to logify ideas.Yet through this reductive process, none of the narratives are lost.His narratives offer us a space to get lost in and engage our own imagination the way we used to when we were children.

Postcards Project

•May 19, 2009 • Leave a Comment

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Surrealist Self-portrait

•May 19, 2009 • Leave a Comment

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Graffiti

•May 19, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Graffiti (singular: graffito; the plural is used as a mass noun) is the name for images or lettering scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any manner on property.I always thought that graffiti was a bad thing to do, well if you graffiti on property that is not your own then is a bad thing. Because of that belief, i never consider it to be another art form.

The term graffiti referred to the inscriptions, figure drawings, etc., found on the walls of ancient sepulchers or ruins, as in the Catacombs of Rome or at Pompeii. Usage of the word has evolved to include any graphics applied to surfaces in a manner that constitutes vandalism.

Graffiti is known to crime but it also influenced Hip Hop culture (along with rapping, DJing, and break dancing).

I never taken graffiti seriously until now, i like how some graffiti you see in unexpected places like a alleyway, underground station walls and old buildings, the works is so visually amazing to look at.

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http://www.graffiti.org/

http://www.ukgraffiti.com/ukgv3/index.php

3D Computer Graphic Design

•May 19, 2009 • Leave a Comment

3D basically means an three-dimensional structure rendering from an 2D structure. 3D can be use in imagery, sculpture, CGI, animation, film, video games and graphic. 3D computer graphic are geometric data stored on computers using software allowing user to alter the graphic imagery.

3D computer graphics are often referred to as 3D models. Apart from the rendered graphic, the model is contained within the graphical data file. However, there are differences. A 3D model is the mathematical representation of any three-dimensional object (either inanimate or living). A model is not technically a graphic until it is visually displayed. Due to 3D printing, 3D models are not confined to virtual space. A model can be displayed visually as a two-dimensional image through a process called 3D rendering, or used in non-graphical computer simulations and calculations.

3D is another topic where the possibilities are endless for designers, especially graphic designers, it is a big subject to talk about and a lot to consider. I did 3D Design as part of my BTEC Foundation course at Lewisham College last year which i really enjoyed, it focuses on more the physical side of 3D where as 3D computer graphic design is more on the digital side which i find really interesting.

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http://www.2d3dbrun.com/

http://www.stormnetmedia.com/computer-graphics/3d-design-uk.as

East Asian Calligraphy

•May 19, 2009 • Leave a Comment

First of all, the word ‘Calligraphy’ in Greek means beauty and writing and to express signs in the most beautiful way. Calligraphy in Asia is incredibility famous, people there not only use it as a art style but also as a way of communication like writing letters.

The art of calligraphy is widely practiced and revered in the East Asian civilizations that use or used Chinese characters. These include China, Japan, Korea, and to a lesser extent, Vietnam. In addition to being an art form in its own right, calligraphy has also influenced ink and wash painting, which is accomplished using similar tools and techniques. The East Asian tradition of calligraphy originated and developed from China, specifically the ink and brush writing of Chinese characters.

There only three main tools you need for simple calligraphy, they are: a long calligraphy brush, a cup of black ink and some paper, those three materials are the most important of calligraphy. I think calligraphy one the most beautiful forms of art and fonts, they are very unique in they own way, I also think  that calligraphy can express who you are, your feelings and emotions on paper.

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Chinese Calligraphy

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Japanese Calligraphy

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http://www.asiawind.com/art/callig/Default.htm
http://42explore.com/calligrphy.htm

Japanese animation (Anime)

•May 19, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Anime is the japanese pronunciation of “animation”. Just like manga, anime is highly popular in japan and around the world. It is use in both drawn and computer generated anime exist and been distributed by medias, such as advertisment, website, posters, film and events.

Anime began at the start of the 20th century, when Japanese filmmakers experimented with the animation techniques also pioneered in France, Germany, the United States, and Russia.

Like all animation, the production processes of storyboarding, voice acting, character design, cel production and so on still apply. With improvements in computer technology, computer animation increased the efficiency of the whole production process.

Im am a massive fan of anime myself, love watching anime as brings a whole new level of story telling and stunning artwork which is proven to so successful and continuing to be sucessful. Some people refered to anime to be just cartoons. Technically, yes it is a cartoon, it been drawn first and then animated it but anime is more the advance version with finer details.

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http://www.theotaku.com/
http://www.anime.com/

Computer Games Design

•May 18, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Game design is the process of designing a game and it rules in a digital form. The game design industry highly popular and competitive to get into. The develop of game designs is quite complex when considering the many elements and concept such as, level design, audio, special effects, control and narrative. A document which describes a game’s design may be used during development (often called a game design document), although this is not the only way to design a game. Many games have been developed primarily through iterative prototyping which, depending on the type of game, can be a more appropriate way of discovering new designs than theorizing on paper.

Computer games has changed over the years past because of technology, the more advance technology the more advance games will created. There are three major companies in compete with eachother. Nintendo, Sony and Mircosoft, they are known very well in the game world for they countless games and consoles they created.

There are different types of genre of games such as, fighting, shooter, puzzle, simulator, role playing, action and adventure.

I personally love playing computers games, it one of the reasons why i studying graphic design to learn more how graphic can truly evolve.

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http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/fac/peabody/game-book/Coverpage.html
http://www.vfs.com/fulltime.php?id=14#/alumni/0/

http://www.gamedesignstudio.com/