Poetry

Here is a sculpture that i came across whilst looking at another persons blog. Unfortunately   there is no details on who has made the sculpture, where it has come from or even where it is based. The only information I have is that the name of the sculpture is ‘Poetry’ and that it sits outside a library. I have tried to search further for it but have not come across it. If you know anything more of this piece please contact me.

The reason as to why i chose this sculpture is its true beauty. It had my attention straight away and is a masterpiece in my eyes. Everybody can relate to this child reading a book, wether you are a parent or even from your past childhood. You know its meaning even without the actual information given.

Boom Artwork

 

 

 

“I’m a freelance graphic designer specialising in illustration and custom lettering. I work from my studio based in Utrecht,
the Netherlands, which I share with three other designers. Feel free to get in touch; I’m available for commission”

“I produce a wide range of illustrative design work for advertising, campaigns, cultural markets, fashion, lifestyle and music industry and I work for clients all over the globe.”  Eric van den Boom both quotes from the website http://www.boomartwork.com

 

 

Josef Muller-Brockmann

Born 1914, Josef Muller-Brockmann is one of the most influential Designers to come from Switzerland. He studied Architect, Design and the History of art at the university of Zurich. He began his career as an apprentice to the designer and advertising consultant Walter Diggelman before, in 1936, establishing his own Zurich studio specialising in graphics, exhibition design and photography.

Muller-Brockmann was known for doing ‘less is more’ with his work, creating iconic pieces of this time. Muller-Brockman was author of the 1961 publications The Graphic Artist and his Design Problems, Grid Systems in Graphic Design where he advocates use of the grid for page structure, and the 1971 publications History of the Poster and A History of Visual Communication. A typographic grid is a two-dimensional structure made up of a series of intersecting vertical and horizontal axes used to structure content. The grid serves as an armature on which a designer can organize text and images in a rational, easy to absorb manner.

 

 

“The grid system is an aid, not a guarantee. It permits a number of possible uses and each designer can look for a solution appropiate to his personal style. But one must learn how to use the grid; it is an art that requires practice.” Josef Muller-Brockmann

Pinup poster

This is my first attempt ever at a graphic poster that i did in Foundation Art, Media and Design. It was for the fashion show in Campus. I chose the theme pinup to go with our University year book that had a cocktail theme.

So instantly when you think of cocktail and pinup, you think of a pinup girl sitting on a champagne glass. I found a model that was perfect for my poster and borrowed a champagne glass.

Here are some shots from the photoshoot :). Also my final poster…..

Entrances and Exits

Here are images that i took myself to do with my latest uni project. the aim is to select a theme to go along with entrances and exits. I chose day and night as my theme. The images are taken from various places such as Caerleon, City Campus, Penarth and many view tops of cardiff. And ive also got a few images of my ‘nibbles’ title on the scanner.

Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser was born 1929 in New York City. He is a Graphic Designer best known for creating the ‘I Love New York’ logo, the ‘Bob Dylan’ poster and the ‘DC bullet'(1977-2005). Glaser studied at such places like High School of Music and Art and Cooper Union.

In 1954 Glaser was a founder, and president, of Push pin Studios formed with several of his Cooper Union classmates. Glaser’s work is characterized by directness, simplicity and originality. He uses any medium or style to solve the problem at hand. His style ranges wildly from primitive to avant garde in his countless book jackets, album covers, advertisements and direct mail pieces and magazine illustrations. He started his own studio, Milton Glaser, Inc, in 1974. This led to his involvement with an increasingly wide diversity of projects, ranging from the design of New York Magazine, of which he was a co-founder, to a 600-foot mural for the Federal Office Building in Indianapolis.

Over time Milton Glaser has been an inspiration for illustrators and Graphic Deisgners. Glaser even received the The National Medal of Arts during 2010. The Medal was presented by President Obama. He was the first designer to receive this honour.

“The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire, and persistence. Talent without these things vanishes and even modest talent with those characteristics grows.” Milton Glaser