G+T: WALK THE LINE: RESEARCH: PRACTITIONERS (3//PART 2 OF 2)

Before moving on to my next stages of development, I attempted to look at a few of the designers suggested to us on the brief as another start off point.

Jess Bonham wasn’t on the list, but I had found her work through a link to one of the designers on the list.

She’s a photographer based in London, who has a playful skill of working with colour, shape and form through narrative.

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Above, is an example of this description, but what I found so incredibly intriguing about this shot was that there’s a considerate and defined choice in the use of objects selected and placed in this photograph which makes it convey this strong sophistication. I adore how finely the yellow hues blend among the pinks, to which it reflects right off of the mirrored image. Which did make me start to consider how I could reflect off of this find, by experimenting with reflections and lights.

Inca Starzinsky

Another graphic designer. This time, working with geometric shapes.

Again, these nice colours emerging from the overlaying is pretty inspiring. I may consider painting over some clear sheets and seeing how these may work in a similar sense, and see how I can animate from there. This may appeal more to the word ‘Company’ and ‘Feel’.

Nous Vous 

Looking in to more approaches with colour and shapes, I checked out the studio Nous Vous and started to think about how they use shapes and colour in a more playful approach again, this time I particularly enjoyed the vibrant and bright colours that are reflected through their choice of imagery.

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D.C: Group talk and Accelerator workshop

Quite an eventful week. It’s been pretty enjoyable trying to come up with new ideas and then get all of them together for bringing our identity together as a group, but I’m quite pleased we’re going strong with what we have down so far.

From that, as I now need to start thinking and finding out where we can get our materials from and how the furniture or displays needs to be in the space, or at least create some visuals for that, I need to also take in to consideration of how we’re going to make the suspending wooden structure displays, that are going to be in each studio.

Here are the following things I need to take in to consideration:

  • How big are they?
  • How will they work in the space?
  • How many can fit in to each space?
  • Material?
  • Process?
  • Costs?

Accelerator workshop

The first few tasks were pretty fun! Working in a group, we talked about specific skills we had and even in the first task, we discussed about what we drew as our dream holiday or thing to do.

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Which is to sit back and just draw with peace and quiet. No one to bother me.

After that, we started to move on to the other tasks which enabled us to learn what kind of role or position we would have in a team.

Give and Take: Development(2) and Experimentation(5)

I was testing out some new Photoshop brushes I had downloaded from DeviantArt and I wasn’t too keen with the way they turned out, so the little doodle I did. I ended up saving it, due to the fact that I was happy with how it turned out.

Bearing in mind that I did some research on some more practitioners, and the feedback I received, I decided to try and animate the digital outcome by moving around specific elements. Untitled-1

The image could fit more with the word ‘Company’ as there’s a company of lines, which remind me of Crows.

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Next time, I will have to keep in mind  to separate different parts of the image on to layers to make the movement less bulky.

Design Competition: Research (5) and Development (2)

This one was a little tough, due to I had to quickly think back to how this was going to work and I had to put all of the studio spaces in to consideration for this part of the research.

Although, as exhausting as this may appear to seem, I have learnt a lesson from this research. That I need to be very specific about what kind of furniture, tables or even stands I’m looking for, other wise I’ll end up spending a lot of time searching for it.

So, here are my following mood boards for the ideas I’ve come up with for furniture so far:

I thought that first, we could avoid using white, as all of our walls are white, and the second thing to address would be having the materials used or furniture being able to sit in the show, without drawing too much focus.

I started to consider the ways we presented the work from the previous years, and the success of that. I also think that it might be a money saver if we proceed by re-using those tables or some of the stands we already have in the studio for display.

Although, I found that we could probably use some big MDF or light plywood board and fasten it together into 4 panels and have it standing up so it can open up an expanded space for people to present work on.

 

Design competition: Summer show// Research: Language (2)

Going back to my brainstormed ideas, I wanted to extend it in consideration of my given role, which is to be considering which furniture and materials would be useful or would help aid the show.

Whenever I start to consider displays, I’m not sure where to start, but I started to recall how well laid out the previous summer show work was, when we were organising it and setting it up. Everything fit well in its place. It was able to bring the work together as a collective.

As our theme is language, sight often comes in to it, as we need our vision to see what we are viewing and what others are communicating to us. I need to take in to consideration of the space as a whole, and also as separate sectors, as it’s split off in our studio rooms.

Referring back to these images in particular in my pinterest finds, I found that they’re both different in terms of how the work is presented and how the furniture is used to help hold the work together.

For example,  (the left image) the little shelves underneath the posters on display are at a level that anyone can reach or look at the books or 3D work that is on them, while they also hold a connection to the presented poster piece. They’re also nicely tucked in and rounded off at the sides, to make sure it’s safe for those who are near it, so they don’t catch themselves.

While on the other image, the one on the right, it may be a little tough for the viewer to see the work up close, due to organisation and the smaller plinths in the middle may be difficult for those to navigate around. They also do not hold any connection or purpose to the gallery.

In terms of the furniture and materials used in the display, I will have to consider these in relation to our theme:

  • Presentation
  • The connection of how the furniture or materials are used to present the work to communicate the theme of language.
  • The cost of the furniture
  • What type of displays or objects can be used?
  • The safety and size of the furniture and materials used.

I would also like to consider some more creative approaches in how we can use some more cheaper materials and form it together our self, instead of paying a lot of money for a stand.

 

 

Give and Take: Research: Practitioners (3)

As I progress on from what I’ve learnt in our work shops, I wanted to focus on looking at Practitioners who work with shapes, lines and drawings with line work. I wanted to see how simple it can be with just having the following three elements:

  • Shape
  • Line
  • Colour

 

I have started to consider taking some of these word outcomes and making them geometric, but I wanted to start opening it out a bit more and start seeing what other things I can come up with to help express these three words.

I came across this particular practitioner on Pinterest at first, when I was looking for mark making and I was absolutely taken back by how bold his work was. There were a few particular pieces, where if you were to look at it, you can see the lines moving across the space.

I also quite enjoy the limited colour pallets used, and I would think that this may be a sensible approach to take, if I want to do something that’s straight forward and clear.

 

While coming across my search for shapes and colours, I found Yoni Alter’s prints. Vibrant and colourful, the shapes really strike out among the blank canvas.

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Kate Moross

Who I’ve previously looked at before, and to quote my comment:

Her style from my opinion is very bright, bold and striking. While there maintains this consistency, there is a lot of impact. Her style keeps this variety of shapes, curves, colours etc., but the way that she combines these traits together helps to pull her work; her concept together in order for it to stand out and become memorable.

My view hasn’t changed and her bold, vibrant use of line, shape and colour make me start to consider how I can extend my every day drawings or the collaborative ones to help link to the words.

KATE-MOROSS