Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Complimentary copies of my designs

I got home from uni today to find a package by my front door. It was some examples of the card designs that i had done for Artquirk card company, aimed at students. I was given 10 of each design with envelopes and plastic sleeves, which was unexpected but very much appreciated.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Work to Submit

This is all my bits that I am submitting for my Professional Practice unit at Uni. I put my logo on a canvas bag and put all my work in it so that it is organised.

This is all the work that I am submitting for my EMP, as well as a large print that isn't in the picture. I just hope that it all makes sense!

All I can do is give the work in and keep my fingers crossed!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Knickers in boxes

After designing the patterns, I applied them to knickers via transfer paper, and also created some little boxes to put the underwear in. You can see the amount of designs that I created, using the black boxes in-between as a presentational device when photographing the boxes together. Inside the box there is a little leaflet that I designed explaining about the design process, and 1 or 2 pairs of knickers, with the pattern on the knickers relating to the patter on the other side of the box.

The leaflet that I designed takes the form of a company flyer, with 25 different mono knickers that the customer can theoretically pick to have made into their own personalised pattern. I wanted to give the idea of making the audience choose from a selected amount of options, and make a decision, relating to the themes within my project. I wanted the leaflet to look professional, and have displayed my pattern designs within the leaflet also incase the 'customer' wanted to pick a design already made.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Wall Piece

For the final piece of my project, I wanted to use the 30 knickers drawings that I had done, as I feel presented as a wall piece they would look good. In addition to having the 30 individual A3 drawings, I also had a print of the images altogether created to see which would look best on the wall. I tried this out in my dads warehouse, as there was a large white wall that I could use to experiment with. You can see the images above from the pictures I took. I tried the large print, 5x5 knickers using only 25 of the pictures and then trying 5x6 knickers, giving the full 30 knickers.

Given that I wanted to go for the idea of being overwhelmed, using all 30 knickers seems the best way to go, and it is a larger scale than the one off print, adding to the idea of being overwhelmed by choice. If I had more time, it would have been great to have 2 or 3 times this amount of knickers going all the way up the wall. This way gives more of an indivisual approach, looking at one persons choices when making a daily decision.

However there are 5/6 of the images that have been drawn on slightly different coloured paper, giving the image a yellowy look. Not sure if you can see it here, but its noticeable when you see it on the wall. If there is room in my exhibition to put all 30 knickers up I will probably re draw those images that are slightly different to the rest. There may only be room for me to put a small selection of images up, and therefore I can pick which images to put up and which not to.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Options, Choices & Decisions Book

My Blurb book arrived! Here are a few pictures from the book. I am pleased with the outcome and would use blurb again. They are quickly, efficient and the book is very professional. I chose to have a glossy sleeve around a plain black bound book, as I wanted the book to look intriguing, especially using the repeated pattern of the 30 knickers over the front cover.

The title 'Options, Choices & Decisions' came after reviewing what it was that my work seemed to be about now, and it seemed less about Indecisiveness, and more about the options, choices and decisions that we make daily, the mundane things that go through out head.

The only issue with the book is that when I put one image over two pages, the detail of the image is lost in the central part of the book. This is my own fault for putting the image over the safety margin, but I wanted the image to bleed into one another, and this wasn't the case.

The other issue regard the text on each page, in that I think it should be a bit smaller, and have a distinguished line between the image and the text, but this would need to be experimented with.