Giraffe Kisses!

I’m in the middle of my FMP (Final Major Project/s) and one of them is based around Amsterdam. I’m currently sorting through my photos from my recent trip there, and found these three photos from when we visited the zoo!I just had to put them all together and post of here, they’re so cute!

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D&AD Student Awards Entry

We’ve just finished of a typography brief set by D&AD (British Design & Art Direction) in their annual student awards.

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I decided to go for a brief set by the Ministry of Sound and created a poster to advertise their upcoming Saturday Sessions club nights. I wanted to play with the typography, and after a few trial and error designs, I ended up with this set. I’m really happy with the layout of the text, it was terrible trying to get all the bands to read well and have a fixed style throughout all three, but worked it out. Loving typography at the moment.
Before print, I wasn’t completely happy with the ‘clock’ part. I liked the idea of loosing your awareness of time, and quotes like ‘having the time of your life’ and ‘time flies when you’re having fun’ spring to mind.
Once I printed them out I was really happy with the overall design, and they look a lot better than on the computer. I’ll have to update this post with images of the printed designs.

As always comments and criticism are greatly appreciated! Cheers guys!

Chris Corr

I’ve started research for my FMP (Final Major Project(s)). I’m currently working on two projects, the first combines a number of my different loves; photography, design, writing and travel. I plan to create a travel guide to Amsterdam (where I shall be visiting at the end of this month). I’m currently working on ideas, and plan to make it unique to the photography or design lovers. Picking out keep places to visit, and walking tours etc.

Chris Corr is an artist who combines travelling and illustration. His work is inspired from his travels, and protrays not only scenes but the often colourful atmousphere.

Christopher was born in London and studied at The Royal College of Art.
His round the world travels provide much inspiration for his work. His first trip to India in 1986 resulted in a one person show entitled “Wel-come To India” which was followed by a book and a short BBC TV film of the same name.
Commissions range from book jackets, posters, the World Aids Day 1996 campaign, artist for Qantas, artist for Windstar Cruises.
The Royal Mail sent him to Bosnia to paint SFOR ,the Peace-Keeping troops for a commemorative stamp in the Millennium Stamps Project.

His work gained my intrest as it meant he could travel to these countries and bring back so much insperation for these paintings. He would ispire others to go out and do the same, whilst informing people of these beautiful places. Have a look at some of his images, I just love how colourful they are!

        

Semster 1 Final Pieces

Our work for the first semester has been finished, submitted and marked, so I thought I’d post a summary of the briefs and pieces, and a quick update as to what’s been happening and what’s to come!

My finalised designs.

The International School of Typography Design (ISTD) set a brief that was to focus on a moment in time. I have previously explained about this brief, but as a summary, I chose 31st of October, the day the population hit 7 Billion. I created a typographic poster, about the facts and effects of this big number. It was very well received by my lecturers, and schools, and is now being used as part of a Welsh Baccalaureate lesson plan! It all worked out much better than I could ever imagine, and is the basis now for one of my final major projects, but I’ll talk about that in another post. (I’ll be uploading a photo of the printed version soon, that’s still at my university).

Final – 7 Billion People (PDF)

The next brief was from the Royal School of Art (RSA), and that was to create a set of stamps to encourage people to keep writing letters. I chose the idea of ‘Your Words Will Live On’ and giving examples of famous quotes that have lived on pass the death of the person in question. I wasn’t so keen on the final layout, but my lecturers were very happy with the final design, and it was well received all around (success!).

And last, and definitely least, the personal identity brief. Pretty self explanatory, this brief was to create our own branding, and overall image. We had to create a website, business cards, and an ‘object’ which we would design and bring to interviews to boost chances etc. I didn’t have many idea’s for this for a long time, but eventually settled on an idea using cranes/swans oragami, and was pretty happy with it! (More-so than the other projects!) But oh was I wrong. My lecturers didn’t take a liking to my identity, but luckily, it was meant to be the starting point, not the finalised designs. We have another hand in for this module in a few months, so I’ll be set back to designing and web designing, in order to find an identity I feel comfortable with (and they like too..).

My Website (www.stephjones.co.uk

Overall, I got a first for this submission, and I was over the moon! I really didn’t expect it, after they told me they thought my identity was too linear for my personality. But I’ll get a second chance with that project at the next submission, and hopefully prove them wrong with a new design!

Feedback would be really appreciated on any of these designs, and most of all the identity project, so it would be awesome to hear for you! Thanks a lot, and better late than never, a happy new year to you all!

RSA – Your Words Will Live On

Another university project! RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) have released their 2011 briefs. I have chosen to participate in the stamp briefs. This is my first set, based on encouraging people to start writing letters again.

The idea is “Your Words Will Live On”. The title is still in deliberation, and I’ve done a number of different ideas that I might post, but currently, these are my favourite. They feature famous quotes from a variety of people, followed by their signature.

As always, I’d love to know what you think of them, and any of my work! So get in touch! Shameless plug, I also have Twitter!

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ISTD – 7 Billion People

This is the first project I have completed for this semester (and my first for my last year in university!). The brief is set from ISTD (International Society of Typographic Design) to create a typographic publication based on a certain day.

I have chosen to base my on the 31st October 2011 – the day the 7th billion person was born on earth. I found this so incredible, and started research on a number of different websites. My outcome is designed to display  well on iPad, PC and as a printed poster.

And here’s the final graphic. I’ve finished it as far as I’m aware, but I’m still open to feedback, thank!

New Website!

Not much has been happening with me recently due to a massive creative block of all sorts, and then finally spending days in front of the computer getting work done! Success!

I have a number of different projects that I’m currently working on, and will be posting on in the upcoming days. Both university briefs and other clients, so it’s been hectic!

This is the first project we were set for third year, a personal identity project! I’ve been working on it on and off for the last two months. Trying to work out who I am, and a style to match it has been difficult.

I’m terrible at analysing myself, and even worse at settling on decisions when it’s based on my personal opinion. I ended up playing around with the idea of origami, and worked from there. I love fiddling around with paper, and making things, which is where this idea came from. I made a crane using various origami books, photographed it, and drew it up on illustrator, and worked designs off from there

In respects to this project I still need to work on my crane object that I plan to leave at interviews if I end up happy with it. I also need a set of business cards, something that I haven’t really started on yet.
What I have done though is set up a website!

www.stephjones.co.uk

The website most definitely is still a working progress, with one of the pages completely not finished. But I thought I’d get it live as people are looking for a website that they can link their sites to! Feedback is greatly appreciated as always, thanks for reading!