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My final project is based on the theme of fashion throughout history. I designed a magazine to showcase information on each decade.
My final project is based on the theme of opposites and an art
style called grunge. My inspiration for the work I created was from an artist called Linda Zacks. I have designed and created three zines, four paintings and a collage of all my work. Furthermore I put my designs on T-shirts to spread awareness.
The theme I chose for my final major project is icons which inspired me to look into iconic buildings around the world and the 7 wonders of the world. I was inspired by artists including Lynette Jackson, modern day architecture, Russian constructivism, El Lissitzky and Alexander Rodchenko when designing my final outcomes. For my final design I decided to create a zine which I have called the 7 Wonders of London.
The 7 buildings that you’ll see in my work are Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Leadenhall Building, Lloyds building, Windsor Castle and The Gherkin. I designed 2 sets of designs that I have displayed in this zine, half of them are inspired by Lynette Jacksons work and the other from Russian constructivism using perspective grids. I designed the front cover using typography which is inspired by Stefan Sagmeister and Rosalie Gascoigne. I enjoyed creating these designs for each individual building creating them all with similar colours, as I knew I wanted to create a zine from them.
My final project is about mobile phone addiction and how it affects our generation today. I have designed different posters about the topic to try and spread awareness. The target audience is mainly teens between 13-17 because statistics show that most teens between that age spend roughly 7 hours a day on their phone, I’ve seen many different campaigns on the subject talking about it which was quite inspiring to see. Many teens don’t even realize that they may be addicted so these posters are here as proof, and answer the question whether they are addicted or not. I wanted to start this campaign as it is quite a personal subject for me as I know people who have struggled with this addiction, as well as myself; so from personal experience I can relate to the people who need help to overcome their mobile phone addiction.
I have created a travel website specialising in helping young adults, or more specifically, college leavers find their perfect holiday. I have hand-picked multiple locations that I think would be great for this age group and I have presented them on my website. I kept a clean and simple design scheme throughout the whole website so it looks physically pleasing to the eye. I want people to not only visit the website, but stay on it and navigate around. I created my own branding and set up a company to make the website look more genuine. I think my website does its job in terms of functionality and design.
My final project is based on the theme of decades and icons. It was inspired by ‘Shkelqimart’ who is an artist I found on Instagram; he works with celebrity portraits both drawn by hand and digitally. I decided to create a series of magazine covers featuring well known celebrities from each decade. I focussed on stars who had a significant impact in those decades (thanks to their fashion) for example Audrey Hepburn and Louise Brooks; they influenced the 1950s and 1920s significantly. I also focussed some celebrities who were overlooked; Doris Day, who had one of the most amazing style during her time. I’ve also looked at celebrities in this generation who have left an imprint in the fashion world such as Lady Gaga who was labelled as one of the top fashion statements of 2010 with her famous meat dress.
My final project is based on the theme of pop icons from different decades, I was inspired by David Hockney and Banksy because of the communication within their artwork they delivered; which has connotations of the strong messages they were trying to express. I designed eight record sleeves, fact files and labels which mapped the history of the acceptance of black artists into the mainstream music industry and followed the movement of these artists' journeys. I started my research in the early 1920s with Louis Armstrong; a jazz singer who played the saxophone, then followed on to Ella Fitzerald who was also a jazz singer and actually worked very closely with Louis Armstrong in 1930. Then Billie Holiday; a jazz singer in 1940, Shirley Bassey a sole and jazz singer in 1950, Tina Turner a R&B and soul singer in 1960, Whitney Houston a R&B, soul, dance, pop and gospel singer in 1990, Janet Jackson in 2000s and lastly Beyonce in 2010s. All who had a big influence on the music industry in their decade and were famous in their own right.
My work is based around light and the way that it moves, I investigated the literal and scientific sides of this while producing outcomes that are designed to be displayed in the Science Museum for an exhibition based on the speed of light. I used a variety of different techniques to do this, primarily painting with light.
My final project is based on the theme Travel. My outcomes were inspired by an artist called 'Slinkachu' who creates a miniature world using painted figures and photographs the
scenes he creates. I painted figures of my own and created their own cities shown through photography, posters and maps.
My final major project is based on the theme of ‘Travel’, and my objective was to get more people into the sport of BMX Racing. I decided to do this, because I wanted to increase its interest and popularity, as I felt that not enough people know about the sports existence. People would benefit mentally and physically from taking part in this wonderful sport if they submerge themselves in the sports culture and history. This theme of Travel could also show how people's skills and techniques can develop and ‘travel’ through their lifetime. A very common thought referring to BMX Racing is that it is based on freestyle, and this is very far from the truth, as freestyle competes in the X-Games, whereas BMX Racing is competed against in the Olympics. During this project, I experimented with many different techniques of creating artwork, ranging from postcards to digital architecture, however I decided to create assets of my work using a digital drawing tablet. In my final outcomes, I used a mixture of edited photography, type and illustration to compile my posters.
The concept of my final project took the theme of travel and tried to take it further into the future whilst retaining classic design. My many trips to London and my strong interest for maps and public transport systems were the biggest inspirations for this project. I created a fictional city named Onder, I designed a look for its transport company, and I designed two travel maps for its citizens.
My final project is based on the Tottenham riots of 2011, caused by the death of Mark Duggan. My main influence for my project was the artist ‘supremat.platz’, who uses very effective visual designs with a consistent colour palette. My outcomes include a large collage of multiple designs based on riots, a video which includes clips of riots and other visuals, a social media campaign and a zine. I wanted to convey the message that riots cause severe damage to modern society and that they cause more harm than they solve, whether there is a good reason behind them or not.
My final major project is based on the theme of Decade, where I chose to focus on the fear of tomorrow and how humanity deals - and has dealt - with this. I was inspired by the Russian Constructivism movement and the work of multiple artists, like April Greiman and Alexander Rodchenko. I have designed several posters for this, with different inspirations from the artists we have looked into and researched. My work has also been influenced by the current situation surrounding COVID-19 as it ties in to my chosen meaning.
My final major project is set around the theme of Decades. After researching , I found that the 90’s was a very important decade in terms of technology and fashion, and this inspired me to make my own brand based around these foundations. I tried to incorporate many different themes and cultures into my work, ranging from cars, to music, while also including popular tech and neighbouring environments from the 90’s. I designed a clothing line, surrounded by a brand identity with a social media presence, and a website. Although the apparel is only in mock-up form due to the Quarantine, I look to start manufacturing once this has all blown over.
My final project is based on the theme of travel. When I looked further into it, I found out about ‘over tourism’; where there are too many tourists and locals visiting landmarks all over the world and the damage they cause. I was inspired by how it effects the environment so I designed posters to show people how much harm it is causing. I want people to stop and think about how they can make a difference.
My Final Major Project is based on the theme of Conflict, I was inspired by the work of various artists like: Richie Valesquez and his personal art called ‘Deladeso’, Ben Kafton for his geometrical shapes, David Carson for his extraordinary type and within these inspirations also includes the trip to the Design Museum in London. I decided to create a Zine called Heroes, Villains and Monsters. The Zine consists of 14 pages, (including the front and back cover) six characters and each one of them has two pages. The designs were made to look contemporary in order to fit the younger audience.
I created this activity book for children to try to get them to keep playing after school; play is vital for children to develop themselves. I thought that if they had this book, this would encourage them to do some type of play every day so they don't miss out and it gives them a chance to grow. I also created a poster with a mascot to go with the book so children can be reminded of the activity book as soon as they see the mascot. My work is influenced by the Japanese style Manga. I used bright colours (as opposed to dull colours) as brighter colours catch children's eyes so I wanted my activity book to be appealing.
My final project is oriented around the theme of global warming/ climate change and the detrimental effect on animals as I think it's such a relevant issue that needs to be acted on. I was inspired by Fred Martin’s who made a series of climate change posters, David Carson work and also the style of low poly which I've seen used in many graphic design posters. I made a series of posters and a range of animations to help people understand the effects while also informing ways you can help slow down the process
My final project is based on the theme of opposites, and I was inspired by a streetwear brand called The Hundreds. For this project, I created a brand, a website UI, a social media and all relevant branding like logos and social media posts. I also created a physical outfit which featured a t-shirt, a polo shirt, joggers, a hoodie and a bag. I have edited photos of these to feature reflective elements. This is because I had to substitute the reflective thread I had intended on using with embroidered white thread and vinyl. The reflective thread turned out to be too brittle and snapped when embroidered, and I was unable to source an alternative given the circumstances.
My final project has been based on the theme of travel, inspired by my love of motorsport, and the work of Rathbone, an artist I found on Instagram. I have designed a livery for the race car that has been built by West Suffolk College, with posters promoting the events that the car and its racing team were due to take part in, along with promotional merchandise such as t-shirt designs for the team.