Sunday, 30 January 2011

Ryan McGinley

His photography seems to be perfect at capturing a certain atmosphere, which works so well with the figures in them. You know straight away what emotions they are experiencing. The environment actually says more than the figures themselves.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Matthew Richardson

I found Matthew Richardson's work on the Heart Agency's website, and his work fits perfectly with the kind of style I want to use for my Diesel project. There's something quite weird about it, and a little scary which I like.

I need to practice working like this though as every time I have ever tried using collage it just looks crap!

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Tomoo Gokita

I found this artist in a magazine, and just thought his work was so good!

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Idris Khan

I like the idea of using patterns and shapes as well as illustrations, to create a mood to accompany the track. I've been looking at the work of Idris Khan, whose work I feel is perfect for this brief. Its dark, distorted and almost pattern like.

I could try doing this by printing out drawings and then repeating this on the same piece of paper, but making sure it doesn't align.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Project for Diesel

After being given a few briefs to pick from at Uni I've decided to do one for Diesel. The idea is to pick two tracks by a band or music artist who inspires you and create an illustrated response for each track.

I have chosen Nirvana, one of my favourite bands. I love how they really think outside the box in terms of lyrics and the music they play. They tried to seek alternative ways of describing or telling something, rather than in the obvious way, making their work deeper and experimental. The two tracks are 'Polly' and 'Drain You'.

I feel illustration can be furthered in its use with new technology such as the ipad, iphone and ipods. Just like you can already upload an album's artwork onto your ipod/ipad, I feel that having a specific illustration[s] for each track would further support the music and give the listener much more information for that track. You could also flip the page over to reveal the lyrics. This is something you had when purchasing a CD and something I miss in the digital age. Nirvana's fan base is still growing, with fans who weren't even born when they were still together. It would be hard for them to understand the underlying message of the tracks, so hopefully this app will help that.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Random Poster

I just thought this was such a cool poster that I found on the internet. I wish there was advertising more interesting like this in Britain!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Aesop's fables finals

A couple more final images. Made of photographs, pencil drawings and etching. 

Monday, 3 January 2011

Final T-Shirt designs

These are my final T-Shirt designs for the 'Reinventing Illustration' project. Thanks Ben for modeling  them for me!