Friday, 18 November 2011

Letters From Brighton

Catherine and Philippe who are currently in Minnesota set up an exhibition of letters of what Brighton means to us. These are some pictures including my own work :)

£5 5 books






My project was based on looking into the amount of letters used in a book. I decided to count all the letters from my favourite childhood book Mrs Tiggy Winkle by Beatrix Potter. With this research I decided to create a series of books showing different ways of presenting this information. One book shows all the letters used and the amount of each in alphabetical order, one shows the same information but includes the illustrations to see whether the reader would read the book differently, one shows the same information based on each individual page and one shows the amount and the letters used on each page in order of most used. I designed the books with the same layout as the original book in order for it to create a narrative.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Sequences 2

I want to get back into letterpress, we have the equipment but havn't been making the most of it. My film I made isn't strong enough on its own and therefore decided to also do some print based work too. This idea is similar to my film just different execution. I took the speech and decided to remove all the letters in the quote not used in "Where one burns books, one will, in the end, burn people" so that the message is unclear. While I was researching into Heinrich Heines speech it was originally written in German and translated in different variations, conveying the same message but slightly different. In someways the message was "lost in translation" which is the idea that I want to convey in this idea. It also shows a sequence of letters placed in a certain way. It was good fun and really good at getting back to letterpress, it took longer then I thought but was worth it.

Sequences

These are a few stills from my film idea for sequences. For this project I decided to choose a topic which interests me, I thought this would make the project alot more fun however it took a while to create an idea, and also had problems with filming and computer space so overall its been a bit of a stress. The idea behind this piece is I took a quote I saw at the Imperial War Museum which says "Where one burns books, one will, in the end, burn people" said by a German Jewish Poet Heinrich Heine in 1821 just over 100 years before The book burnings of May 1933, in which Heinrich Heine's work was destroyed. Therefore with this research I decided I would like to try film and record the sequence of a book burning. In someways it can be quite mesmorising and hard not to watch, which I found during filming. Taking this idea from the quote I wanted to also link the Berlin Book burnings by including a speech by Joseph Goebbels.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Day out to Arundel

Tuesday 25th October Me, Roger, Beth, Christie, Rachel, Wai Wai and Harley went to Arundel castle. It was a lovely day and well worth a visit. Hopefully more trips to come.

A Letter from Brighton

Catherine and Philippe are two Brighton students currently on exchange in Minnesota, they have given Brighton students an opportunity to show some of there work in an exhibition held by them, expressing what Brighton means to them. I decided to take this opportunity to do something different with my work. To me Brighton is a place where I can express myself, show and explore my creative ideas. It is my home. I took some pencil and chalk rubbings around the Pavallion Gardens expressing Brightons own unique marks as a city.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Extend your Reach

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One Day Kaos project with first years. We got given Extend your Reach so as a group we decided to use the online site chatRoulette. ChatRoulette allows you to talk to people all around the world therefore was perfect for this brief. We then took the idea of "extending group 4" therefore we wanted to get the people we were talking to to put up 4 fingers as a way of connection between us and them, showing how we've 'extended our reach'.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Mapping Barber Shops


Some pictures from my mapping book on Barber Shops. Some changes need to be made but otherwise I'm pleased with the final outcome.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Fear Development



Taking the advice from my crit these are a few developments from my infographics book on fear.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

5 minute experience

My 5 minute experience on the tube from London Victoria to Oxford Circus. I decided to record a tube journey for this project but found a problem when listening to the clip. The sound was not very clear and the most dominating voice you could hear on the clip was the automated voice overs of the London Underground staff. Therefore I decided to take the concept that these voice overs are a sort of branding for the underground. You expect to hear these announcements and as a regular visitor to london you know what they are going to say and you learn to fade it to the back of your mind. Therefore I decided to put these voice overs into the logo of the underground, making it not so visible but you can tell its there.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Fear






Working on my info graphics book/ leaflet on fear for my summer project.

Friday, 9 September 2011

The British Museum

Visit to The British Museum.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Disposable camera


A few film pictures taken in the last few months.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Family

For my Dads birthday we went for lunch then visited Hever Castle the home of the Boleyn family. It was such a nice day! apart from the weather its been a while since all four of us have been together, it was perfect

Summer Project


The starting point to my summer project. Still unsure on how to interpret my chosen voice clip therefore have started to look at information design. I've converted some of my research into peoples top 5 fears and analysed it creating percentages which I have used to create these charts.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

New House


New house! You could say its the start of second year, just moved into my new house, it should be a good year.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Wimbledon!


Tuesday 28th July 2011.. I went to Wimbledon, I've always wanted to go to wimbledon to watch the tennis and experience the atmosphere so yesterday I decided to go. I had the best day apart from the thunderstorms it was an amazing experience and really want to go again. We managed to watch 3 matches the first match was on court 19 between Mathias Bourgue (FRA) v. Liam Broady (GBR). Then after the rain we watched the second set of the womens doubles on court 3 between Liezel Huber (USA) & Lisa Raymond (USA) v. Angelique Kerber (GER) & Christina McHale (USA). Then afterwards it was the mens doubles between Colin Fleming (GBR) & Ross Hutchins (GBR) v. Ashley Fisher (AUS) & Stephen Huss (AUS). Then on our way out we managed to see Roger Federer the perfect end to a perfect day.