For the second part of my Britishness project, I was required to produce an animation to again describe what I think Britishness is. Continuing on for my poster, I decided to animate it in Flash. My original idea was to create a stop motion film to show 4 seasons of weather in one British day, but this was too ambitious considering the timeframe I had in which to do it. So I went back to my poster and decided to take it into Flash and have a play and this is what I got;
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There are still a few things to change and I might redraw the rain. The sound also doesn’t seem to be syncing properly, perhaps it’s to do with the hosting. Either way, enjoy!
For my latest project, I’m creating a 15 second animation, carrying on the theme of Britishness from my previous project. I’m going to use stop motion as it’s something I have always wanted to try. I made this short clip in 10 minutes, just to get a feel for stop motion. It was fun and I think I’m really going to enjoy this project. Check out my first ever stop motion video below.
For my latest project at university, I have to produce a printed typographic piece about Britishness and what I perceive it to me. I focused on the weather, and combined it with language as they were both things that interested me about British culture. After a few experiments I started developing this idea (click to view full size), showing an excerpt of a conversation regarding the weather. It incorporates both the weather and the way we talk about it (“pour” is a colloquial way of saying it’s raining and a phrase that we use alot). Inspired by work I’ve seen by graphic designers Illmatic and MediaOne, I chose to lay it out in a way that would be interesting and varied, to show the variety of culture and styles we have in Britain. This isn’t the final version, I’m not yet happy with the box at the bottom and it’ll be changed by my deadline on Thursday. Overall though I am quite pleased with it.
I created this piece in February of 2008 whilst creating my portfolio for my university interviews. I wanted to include something that represented where I was from. Slough is often mocked and made fun of, so I decided to take some of the aspects of Slough and just explain that no matter what people may say about it, it will always be home to me. Home Sweet Slough.
For my typography project based on book covers, I chose to redesign the cover for The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama. Released in 2006, it builds upon his keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention, and sets the basis for what would be his winning Presidential campaign. Having to use only type was a concept I was unfamiliar with but I am quite happy with the final outcome.
Friday night. Late. Bored. Just what was in my head.
So today is a year since Barack Obama was elected President of the USA, and I thought I would post something I made all the way back then. This piece was kind of a sidetrack from my Foundation project named ‘Time’. I kind of went off on a tangent and because I was really interested in the whole election process, I ended up making this.
I was just playing around with an idea and it ended up with this. The view I was trying to show was that Obama had many sides to him, and was very deep, current and focused, whereas George Bush is just on the periphery, single dimensioned and past it. It’s fun looking back at old work, I think I’ll post more in the coming weeks.