Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Friday, 26 August 2011

Paul Alexander Thornton

Beautiful skull and floral work in ballpoint pen from http://paulalexthornton.blogspot.com/
Serious talent that includes mediums that I absolutely love. I wish I was actually this good!

Friday, 19 August 2011

Dop Wop - Lauryn Hill


This is the only footage I've really been able to find, but Jamie's
burn/peeling scene was a main inspiration for my PPD video back in
May. I love the idea of peeling away extra skin, (like dried PVA glue),
and being left afterwards unharmed and almost purified. I'll stop
before I ramble in to notions of spirituality and metaphors for
regeneration. I just love this scene, however creepy it is!

Friday, 12 August 2011


This is pretty much the first time I've made a zine on my own and
it was an enjoyable challenge to complete it in just two days. What
I also set out to do (which I' am sure has been done before), is
combine a zine with a mixtape, so that the zine can compliment
the music featured on the mixtape. I also chose a theme I could
quietly mock (being self-help and relationship advice).

I love the d.i.y aesthetic of a zine and the punk roots that link to
mine (although the mixtape itself only includes one vaguely
punk cover song by Thea Gilmore). All the cutout text is
representative of the "mixtape" and remix age we live in,
where we constantly draw on the past to push trends forward,
so for that the inclusion of a mixtape felt logical. All the text
used was taken from design magazines to purposefully show
how quite uniform fonts can be removed from that context
and made fun again.

The theme I "stole" was as I mentioned, life and relationship
advice. At first I stole soundbites from Youtube
of an American "lifestyle advisor", discussing ways to be
romantic, pursuasive and date. Much like the text from the
design magazine, I took her narration out of it's context
to provide intervals in my tongue-in-cheek mix of past
 and present songs. The mixtape lasts just over an hour.

The zine came second, as a way of housing and
distributing my mixtape as if a real album. I intend now
to share a few of these "mixzines" amongst my peers in
Viscom and drop them at various locations around the
college site.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Exciting something

I've hopefully got a new project/collaboration approaching with a thoroughly talented individual. This blog shall remain updated with any major developments, but for now you can see everything HERE.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

M.I.E - Faithless

M.I.E worked wonders on the branding for Faithless current album "The Dance...". I love how the rendered alot of the illustration based designage in the album booklet in to 3D models and characters in the music videos. Although this wasn't a big return or reinvention for Faithless, I feel as though M.I.E managed to brighten their image in time for the band's return to classic dance form.

Gulp. The world's largest stop-motion animation set shot on a Nokia N8.

Introdiction - Scroobius Pip

Dead excited