Posts Tagged ‘Hand created’

FingerPrint by Chen Design Associates

April 17, 2010

 FingerPrint; The Art of Using Handmade elements in Graphic Design. So as you can guess this book is right up my street. I scanned just a few pieces of work from it that I feel relate to the project and to my research.

The book is really helpful as it tells you the materials and the processes used for the different pieces of work, which to me I feel is one of the most useful things to be shared with viewers. This way we do not have to be left in wonderment on how the hell the different designer actually created the different designs. Also I want to use a range of processes and materials for my own work, so it is great to have all these different examples to relate to and be able to see what you can actually produce using the different materials and processes.

Meat Club Cookbook. It relates to my research as I am not only going to create a book but one of the ideas for a book is for it to be a craft book (this idea was inspired by Darren). So the work is in relation to a craft book by the sewing created on the front cover. All of the artwork for the book was created on fabric and then scanned directly onto a flatbed scanner. I like this style as I like the different look and the great textures created by he fabric, this is like my Okido work where I did all of the gameboards and childrens book on material.

Luanne Martineau Catalog. Again I like the material element to this catalog. The knitted wrap around the outside relates to the artists style or work, which involve hand-labor-intensive works.

Rules of the Red Rubber Ball. Kevin Carroll uses letterpress and lithography to create a book full of texture and natural materials.

Reduce Waste book. The pages of this book were printed on one thousand posters that were undistributed due to poor timing. They worked with existing materials to extend their life cycle. Here I like the recycled element to the book and how materials have been re-used instend of wasted.

The Bridge Fund Annual Report. A first look the book seems to be a simple two colour text narrative but once you tear the perforated signatures, it reveals beautiful four colour imagery of the people, places and results of The Bridge Fund’s work. I love this factor of revealing a surprise in the design, it creates a lot of interest and awe.

Just because I have chosen to show these pieces of work, it doesn’t mean to say that the others are not of interest, use, or inspiring to me, they definitely are. I will be relating back to them later in the project as my ideas develop more and the project moves on to the next phase but at the moment we are just gathering the research, so a final topic has not been decided.

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Creating the game boards

March 17, 2010

 Here are a few pictures of the creation of the sewing part of the game boards. In total I created 6 boards all hand sewn and then screen printed different parts to feature on the games.

We had to create the page to 20x20cm to fit on an Okido magazine page. So I cut the canvas just a little bigger than this just for the edges and I ironed all of the pieces of canvas before starting to sew.

The hardest part was sewing some of the smaller writing that had to go in the shapes or in small spaces. It was very difficult to get it small but to still look clear.

I also created a few finger puppets. More pictures of these to come later…

Munch & twigs

March 3, 2010

Mini book for Mini Okido project

February 25, 2010

 A few (not the best quality) shots from making my mini Okido book. I decided to create it by sewing as I really wanted to try some more sewing so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity and I thought it would be something really different, instead of just creating it by paper.

I used the 16 page origami you tube video to create it.