22 Jan 2010
20 Jan 2010
Now I've had the induction in how to get started with letterpress I want to do more and it should be a lot quicker. I really like the handmade effect that it produces, you can't really see on the photos at all but the finish is just so much nicer than text printed off the computer.
19 Jan 2010
18 Jan 2010
My H & h in amongst the others:
It was really interesting to see all the letters together, they really worked as a set even though they were all made by different people, all because of the restriction we were given to use every shape.
Next we had to produce our letter, upper case and lower case, only using two shapes. This was a lot harder because although I might recognise my letter in an abstract form, because I know what it is, I have to try and communicate this to the viewer by placing the shapes in the right place. This is all the letters in their group typeface:
The idea is linked to that of Brian Coe, who's Visible Word text from 1963 looked at how much of a letter we need to see to recognise it as that letter.
After the two restricted excercises, we were told to create another letter using however many shapes we wanted, we just had to make them on the baseline etc grid. Obviously when given no restrictions the letters made a much more jumbled typeface that didn't work as well when put all together, even though the letters individually worked really well..
Now our task is to complete our own full typeface using the shapes, setting our own restrictions. I've nearly completed my 26 letters, I'm going to photocopy them and shrink them down a bit so I can see them properly all together and then I'll load them onto here. Tomorrow we are using found objects to create letter forms.
10 Jan 2010
8 Jan 2010
7 Jan 2010
6 Jan 2010
A couple of the Ideas I experimented with..
So the new brief is all about taking these ideas and the research forward and making a one minute film explaining the phenomena and how it works. I've got to work out how I'm going to simply explain photosynthesis... I know I want my film to be made in stop frame animation style, but I need to story board the information that I want to include and make sure its not dull and doesn't overload the viewer with facts. Should be interesting..