Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Jo's task Favourite designers



TASK

In preparation for the first studio session of part 2 of this module, you are asked to re-evaluate the content of your design context blog to date and Identify 10 significant pieces of source material that you have found interesting, relevant to your own creative interests and worthy of further investigation. You may want to consider the following terms throughout this process:

  • Critical analysis - good questions, challenges.
  • Aesthetics - what satisfies you & why?
  • Designers - taste, inspiration, interpretation.
  • Audience - stereotyping, identity, appropriate inquiry.
  • Manifestos - passion for a subject, making decisions, taking control.
  • Chronologies - what happened when and what was its effect?
Your source material should represent a range of sources and 'types' of information (images, quotes, statements, texts etc.) and be supported by reasons why you have selected it. You should aim to represent your broader creative and contextual interests as well as key influences and current/historical events.

Research Sources / Further Information

You should refer to your existing research and tasks represented across all of your blogs, but also use this as an opportunity to extend individual lines of enquiry and identify new material.


Mandatory Requirements / Deliverables

10 specified examples of source material as outlined above.(printed)
Additional critical analysis and support material posted to your design context blog.
Clearly articulated reasons as to why you have selected the material.

1. ABSOLUT BLANK (COLLABORATION): REALLY COOL COLLABORATIVE WORK, LOVE THE MIXTURE OF ILLUSTRATION, COLLAGE AND DIGITAL ART TO CREATE THE DESIGNS.
In collaboration with a new generation of artists, ABSOLUT VODKA is introducing ABSOLUT BLANK, a global creative movement, in which ABSOLUT appears as a catalyst for cutting-edge creativity. The initiative comprises 18 artist collaborations, films, print and outdoor ads, events and a digital art piece that lives and evolves in your mobile phone.


2. DAN COLLIER (GRAPHIC DESIGNER): EFFECTIVE, AND AN UNUSUAL APPROACH TO INTERPRETING A CONCEPT. LOVE THE DESIGN WORK, MAKES YOU THINK ABOUT  WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOU USE APPLE Z LITERALLY.


Apple Z // DATA VISUALISATION: A set of posters exploring a designer's relationship with the keyboard command Apple Z or undo. Each poster maps every mouse click and key press made during one hour working on various design projects using thousands of pages of mouse coordinates and keystroke data. The result is a visualisation of the process, showing the permanence of actions without the opportunity to use Apple Z.



3. YULIA BRODSKAYA (GRAPHIC DESIGNER)LOVE THE MIXED MEDIA. IT'S A CRAFT I WOULD LIKE TO EXPERIMENT WITH MYSELF, AND HOPEFULLY BE ABLE TO PRODUCE SOMETHING OF THIS STANDARD ONE DAY.
* PAPER GRAPHIC IMAGERY, QUILLING TECHNIQUE.







Illustration, Graphic Design and Craft meet in Yulia Brodskaya’s projects, a young Russian designer with talent in transforming ideas to interesting concepts. Her designs are much more than handicraft; they are works of art. The most remarkable thing though is that Yulia manages to create most of her astonishing objects by using just paper. She is continuously exploring new ways of expression mixing what she loves most: Typography, Paper and Textile painting.


4. JULENE HARRISON (DESIGNER) LOVE THE CRAFT WORK SHE PRODUCES IN HER ILLUSTRATIONS, PORTRAITS AND TYPOGRAPHY, I WOULD LIKE TO EXPERIMENT THIS METHOD OF DESIGN.




Madebyjulene is the paper-cut art of British designer and illustrator Julene Harrison.

5. RADIO ILLUSTRATION COLLECTIVE (GROUP OF DESIGNERS) REALLY LIKE THE CLASSICAL/ VINTAGE LOOK TO THE DESIGNS, THEY LOOK VERY CHALLENGING TO CREATE, ANOTHER ASPECT I NEED TO FURTHER MY PRACTICE MORE, AND DEVELOP A STYLE AND MORE SKILLS.  



Radio is a South Africa-based illus­tra­tion and design col­lec­tive made up of Brad Hodgskiss, Byron Meiring and Gert Schoeman. Based on the impres­sive range of work in their port­fo­lio, some of which you can see below, they are def­i­nitely a group to keep an eye on.

6. Gavin Potenza  (DESIGNER AND ILLUSTRATOR)
I REALLY LIKE THE COLOUR PALETTE POTENZA TENDS TO FOLLOW. SINCE OBSERVING HIS WORK I'VE FOUND MYSELF BEGINNING TO LIKE INFO GRAPHICS A LITTLE MORE, A TYPE OF GRAPHIC DESIGN I WAS NEVER MAJORLY FOND OF. 




Gavin Potenza is an illustrator and designer working from Greenpoint in Brooklyn.
In 2010 Gavin was named a Young Gun by the Art Director's Club, and a "Young & Hungry Creative" by HOW Magazine. His work has been featured in the pages of ComputerArts, HOW, and multiple Gestalten + Rockport + Taschen Books.
http://www.gavinpotenza.com/filter/icons/Information-Contact

7. Fantastic Hysteria (ARTIST) 

Here are some retro-inspired illustrations by Spain’s Fantastic Hysteria.












Graphic Design by Pop Chart Lab








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