Animated Shape

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Creating An Abstract Animation

Having experimented with the idea of compiling all my research and experimentation for my piece of moving image and deciding it wasn’t necessarily the most considered or well put together outcome, I decided to work towards a different outcome. An animated outcome


Moving Image

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Working Towards a Moving Image Outcome

Moving image of any kind is my idea of a nightmare. Mostly because my creative ideas never stem into the realm of moving image or even dabbling in adobe premiere pro. Therefore I knew this part of the studio brief would be particularly challenging for me thus I vowed to keep it simple

Sketchbook Zine

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Turning My Sketches Into a Process Book

As I decided that I wanted to make a publication to fulfil the process book/film element, I thought it best to a good idea to create a reflection of my visual exploration throughout the brief by representing my sketches and creating a zine that is an extension or compilation from my sketchbook

Riso Poster 

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Developing My Final Poster

The poster was a mandatory outcome for everyone in the studio as each poster was to be put together in a box as an alternative to a collective publication. In order to keep it consistent, each poster was to be riso printed and have the same text that details the universities involved as well, as the texts studied

Off The Page

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Hand Drawn Typography into 3D

After drawing my hybrid typefaces, the geometric and block like shapes made me instantly think about how well these could translate into three dimensional objects and rather than just dissecting the industrial and modern images of Southampton, use these typographic shapes as my building blocks for my cityscape

Hybrid Typography

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The application of typography to or into image

Often, typography isn’t present in my work. Either that or it is an afterthought. Which it shouldn’t be. So I was excited to spend some time working with my current idea and typography before getting anywhere near the final outcome. I wanted to focus mostly on typography that reminded me of the industrial nature of the city that is Southampton so I selected extracts from both Spike Island by Phillip Hoare and Owen Hatherly’s New Ruins.

Mark Making

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Experimenting with Image Creation Through Mark Making

As mentioned in Making Metropolis, I did a lot of mark making prior to building cardboard structures to try and decide what aspect of Southampton I wanted to focus on in relation to the texts. However after making my structures, I felt it would perhaps be interesting to translate this previous technique as a way to draw from my created structures

Making Metropolis

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Creating a New Southampton

After experimenting with mark making, I felt as though my work had two completely different potential avenues. Nature or Architecture. I decided to revisit the texts and my notes to help me find my focus, especially because I need to remember to  and decided that based on the two texts (Spike Island by Philip Hoare and New Ruins by Owen Hatherly) I would like to explore abstract Southampton

Beautiful Objects

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Artist Books That Are Artworks Themselves

As one of the outcomes of this first brief, based on the Southampton texts is a collective riso publication that will be included in a symposium, this week’s studio session involved a trip to the former Women’s Library space where the artist books are held in an archival space. The aim of this was to encourage a breadth of ideas of what publications can be, how they can be seen as objects and to kickstart ideas as to how we can work with this is in our own work