Monday, 13 June 2011

FdA Year 01 summary

Here's is a summary reflecting on my first year as a graphic design student on the FdA course. Click on the image to enlarge the document.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Austin Powers slihouettes

After doing the silhouette workshop of Darren's, I started to spot silhouettes EVERYWHERE... on signs, shadows, logos and more. Then one day watching a classic comedy film; Austin Powers, I noticed that they actually use silhouettes for the humour of a whole scene, in one of the funniest parts of the film. Then I remembered that they actually repeated this method in the final film of the trilogy because it worked so well. Enjoy these YouTube videos of the silhouette scenes.



It's set to be the new top pub game, a cross between pool and ten-pin bowling, where you're the cue. The game was created by Californian cousins Sam Parks & Steve Wienecke. The image below shows Steve trying out his Knokkers game on his £25,000 table, which is the length of two double-decker buses. 'People from all over the world are trying to get their hands on Knokkers' said Sam, it's said to be popular in Britain, the US and China. Besides from you being the cue and having to bowl the ball, the rules are the same to pool. Knokkers looks like a fun game to try, and I can imagine seeing this game in bars in the future. So keep an eye out for this game, because it could be coming to a pub near you.


Angels seen falling down to Earth!

The irresistible scent of new Lynx Excite is causing angels to rain down from the skies to Earth. The video above about someone who had a great idea to make it if you stand inside a square that was marked out in Victoria station and look up an interactive angel appears to be beside you on the big screen you face. A great way to advertise a new brand, which adds fun to it. The video below is the full length version of the TV advert for the new Lynx deodorant released, Lynx Excite.


Thursday, 9 June 2011

Jimi Hendrix plectrum mosaic

This one-of-a-kind mosaic of legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix was made by artist Ed Chapman, using 5,000 different guitar plectrums. The plectrums used to create the 120 cm x 100 cm artwork are made by Fender, the guitar brand Hendrix is known to have been most fond of. The mosaic was auctioned at a charity event for the Cancer Research UK's Sound & Vision fundraiser event, It was sold for £23,000! 

Ed said,
"I am very happy to have raised so much money from something that was fun to make. Jimi is a guitar legend and nobody played a Fender guitar quite like him."

I like this mosaic for several reasons, one because of it being of Hendrix, who's music I am a big fan of. However my main reason, is that it's such a simple yet clever idea to make a mosaic using plectrums.

What the Cool
Chapman mosaics
Oddity Central