Saturday, 14 July 2007
My favourite Writer would have to be Mia Timpano just because. I mean come on how can you unot enjoy the writing of someone that i can quote saying:
"8. Comic Sans. This font offends me on a personal level. I would therefore advise not to simply disable this font, but to actually disable those who use it."
Yes! Please! Preach to me sister! Comic sans is Satan in font form. Next Post expect Holga Photos and magazine scans!
Friday, 13 July 2007
His designs are really origional and i love the way he catalogs things he finds and arranges them in a way that can be interpreted in a range of different ways. One particular theme carries on popping up and that is the 'Throw away culture' that we all live in at the moment, this i can really respect. I love the way he can take a simple plain object and turn it into something that alot of people would desireprooving that one mans trash is another mans treasure!
Today when i woke up at 11am (I have to try to stop doing this, its such a waste of time) someone directed me towards this website:
This Film is an adaptation of the series written by Phillip Pullman known as 'His dark materials'. Now i can't remember much about this series because i read it about 4 years ago now, but what i can remember that it is an Epic story perfectly suited for the big screen. I only hope that they stay true to the story and capture the Dark Fairytale feeling that the book gave me when i was reading it. This film could easyly be a Blockbuster but at the same time it could be a massive flop although the Trailer looks amazing and sends shivers down my spine!
Monday, 9 July 2007
The festival went really well. On the Saturday we got grafitti artists to paint the inside of our marquee on some canvas that we used to create atmosphere on the second day when we had bands playing. The first day went well when it was light but when it got to later on in the event the tent was dead! Overall i would rate the Sunday to be the most successful day that we had at the festival....so here is a couple of pictures!
(Some of the Graffiti inside the tent)
(The sun hanging low, late saturday evening)
The rest of the pictures, especially on the sunday, i took on my holga so i will have to show you some of those later, or you can check them out on my Lomo Profile which i should be setting up over the next few days considering i have so much free time on my hands! I really liked the event because it gave me a chance to practice working with other people, experience what it is like to run/co-run a stage event and stay out in the great weather all day! Although next year i will just be a visitor and so stress wont be a factor, i suppose that will be a good idea.
Today i had to get up at 8am, which was really tough considering i was up till 10:30 on sunday cleaning up the marquee and etc, to take down my exhibition and later on in the day i got my grades for said project. I didn't feel anything untill me and my friend Cherry went to the college to pick up the grades, then i started to feel a little bit nervous....i mean i knew that i only had to pass but part of me wanted to get at least two merits and thankfully I DID! I won't know what my final grade is for another month but i know i have passed so i WILL be going to Gsa...im so excited. The sun is shining down on me~
Thursday, 5 July 2007
Anyway i decided to base my FMP on a form of photography known as Lomography, the history of which can be found in detail Here along with the 10 rules of LomoGraphy:
- Take your camera everywhere you go
- Use it any time day and night
- Lomography is not an interferance on your life but part of it
- Try the shot from the hip
- Approach the objects of your lomographic desire as close as possibleBe Fast
- Don't think
- Be fast
- You don't have to know Beforehand what you have captured on film
- Afterwoulds either
- Don't worry about any rules
For this project i baught a Holga 120 CFN with book, CHECK IT, which i really enjoy working with and took alot of pictures...which i will pick and choose a few to show you when the exhbition is over, for now here is a picture of the exhibition itself~
I Don't really like the final product but i do like the idea behind the picture wires/inspiration wires which i think i will be re-using when i go to university to hold my various clippings and interesting finds.
As a designer i feel that i must accept anything remotely creative with open arms and with a clear mind as to weigh up my own reactions and get the maximum result from what i am viewing (the result being inspiration or de-inspiration) Polly Morgan is british born artist who works with animals who have left this world and gone into the next AKA Taxidermy.
A little about her
As you can read from her profile that she has had a very interesting training background and her pieces really catch my attention, i origionally came apon her pieces when brousing through a random magazine (I think it was Living ETC although i have a feeling that they wouldn't put something like Morgans work in that magazine).
I love how delicate the bird looks, you can tell it is dead but....it seems so peacefull! The Mini chandelier is adorable...the antique book is attractive and reminds me of one of my own! Id imagine something like this on a large mahogany desk in a private library somewhere in England.
Tuesday, 3 July 2007
Right now i am in a very turbulant stage of my life.
For the past 3 years or so i have been studying towards university, granted my first year was a bit of a flop but since then i have tried to focus as much as possible on my goals and aspirations in relation to the future. Two Years ago i began an Interior Design course at Milton Keynes college with, and lets be honest about this, hardly any inclination into what i wanted to do but luckyly i found my calling and now im going to try my hardest to get there.
Why is my life so turbulant at the moment? Well i have been applying, visiting and considering different universitys over the past 6 months or so and after an exhuasting interview process i have been offered a place at The Glasgow School of Art for BA Interior Design. All i have to do is Pass the course i am on at the moment...and according to my tutor i will get at least a MMM (3 merits which i think is about 3 C's in a level?). So This september i will be attending the course and i can't wait....a new city, a new start, a new chance to devlop my skills and get closer to my goals.
In this blog i will be posting various things that i find interesting which could range from: Fashion, Culture, News, Music. As well as this i will be updating you on how my studys go, what i have learnt, what i found interesting in lectures/lessons etc. If you have any suggestions or questions please feel free to ask/say anything you want...answering them is obviously up to my discretion.
Thankyou and Happy reading~