My Experience at a Hato Press Workshop
I love having access to the Riso printer for the sake of current projects but at uni, colours are limited. So I took it upon myself to book a two colour Riso print workshop at Hato Press where I had access to print with a range of colours, including fluorescent ones, as opposed to the limitation of five.
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
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.
Insight into being an illustrator at Make a Living Week
Make a Living Week was an interesting series of talks, from individuals both from industry and London Met Accelerator. Asides from it being rather passive and hard to focus at times due to being talked at and only engaged by powerpoint presentations slides for a long time, I thought it was a great opportunity that answered a lot of questions I had about putting my illustrations out there
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
Continuation of the Collage Workshop
After the first collage workshop where I collected images that were used directly to create new images, we were given the task within the studio to move on from this to create our own images using textures and paper types, focusing on the the use of shape. Based on a new sentence chosen from our selected Southampton texts, the overall aim of this second part of the workshop was to try and create metaphor and narrative based collages, not working with obvious imagery, but that which suggests what the sentence is communicating
Author: Reporter Studio Introduction
Today I was introduced to the Author: Reporter studio whereby, Susanna Edwards briefed us all on the first project that explores the role of the ‘Author’ and the relationships between text and image. The brief is specific to Southampton being the geographic location to be investigated.
As editorial illustration briefs are often quite short briefs, with the intention of being done with immediacy, we were given a workshop by Rachel Gannon which involved making and using textured/painted surfaces in order to collage and produce a number of images quickly. I usually disregard collage as a technique because
After researching more on Editorial Illustration, there was a studio session with Nick whereby he showed us how to approach a text in order to generate imagery. This involved going through the text and pulling out visuals