As some might know, I recently won a competition within my University on a live-brief. I had the pleasure of designing and official logo for a very talented American music artist known as Jennie Walker. More opportunities have arisen from this. Not only have I been promoted across loads of networking sites, by her and many others but I have the pleasure to continue working with her and now on her products.
First of all, however some might know of the Illustration work I've been doing with Ali Hoswell for Chrystal Joachim of Bookmark Publishing. This very day I received the final list of Illustrations to be done. I'm very excited for this book to be published with our illustration work inside. It's called Primer Paso (Spanish languages learning). Look out for it!
Anyways, back to Jennie. I won't reveal too much about what's happening, as I'm not allowed too and wouldn't want to until it's finalized. I will say that I'm working on merchandise for her, and typographical art and more excitingly, it has a Manga style twist. Some of you know Manga is totally my thing and I've always loved it. To finally officially work on it is very exciting.
Jennie has requested I video-log the entire thing, which sounds great even though I'm pretty camera shy. I'll be using my MacBook Pro to do so, as it's the only PC cam I currently have. Which means I'll be using iMovie for the first time. I'm used to Windows Movie Maker, which should be interesting.
In terms of University, I'm currently working on 3 projects. The first is about visual meaning I've selected 3 particular words and I'll be manipulating them as a piece of text, and as an image to give another layer of meaning, turning them into a visual representation of their definition.
The second project is what I like to call "Narrative Imagery". I've been assigned with 3 famous designers: Eric Gill, David Carson, and Herbert Bayer. Acknowledging their style of design, I must use it to narrate a poem and make it graphically interesting.
The third is my contextual studies essay. As expected, I'm doing it on Katsushika Hokusai famous for the Great Wave, and 36 views of Mount Fuji. However, I'll be looking at him as a person, and the influences behind his work, rather than his biography and the work itself. As I've already done that in the past.
So yeah, I'm a very busy bee.
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