Final book covers!

After a very busy and stressful week I've finally got my book covers finished and mocked up on actual books. Very pleased with how they turned out!


Ready Steady Archive

Had the first workshop with Sam Meech yesterday and it was incredibly fun!
We will eventually be creating some moving image pieces using archive footage from the North West Film Archive. Yesterday we watched some footage and made some smoothies. What do smoothies have to do with film, I hear you ask? Well it was to show how varied people's responses can be from the same ingredients, just as our final outcomes are likely to be!

My smoothie?: orange, celery, corriander & beetroot. Tasty.


Forboding Books

New brief: book covers for A Clockwork Orange, Brave New World, 1984 & Fahrenheit 451.
I'm working with the theme of forboding in the books so I've decided to play with shadows. I really like doing in-camera graphics, so this seems like the perfect theme! These are just some initial photos that will eventually be used on the covers themselves.


Sam Meech Brief

We've had a side brief at uni set by film maker, Sam Meech. Using the 10 images supplied, we had to generate a series of ideas relating to the images and create a new piece of work. These are a couple of my favourites!


I also like to bake!

I've just realized as well as my design I've never featured my other great love on this blog: baking! I love nothing more than to spend a ridiculously long time baking something (I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to this) and then spend ridiculously long photographing the finished product. It feels most rewarding!

Some recent escapades...

Vanilla macarons with white chocolate mousse filling.

VAnilla sponge with strawberry frosting, rolled icing and strawberry's.


Ted Baker

Poster with cut out thaumatrope.

Final products made up for the Ted Baker Brief! We had to 'create an intergrated campaign that articulates the Ted brand in a chosen catagory'. Specifically focusing on the 'irreverent British humour' of the brand and utilizing non-traditional media. I chose eyewear, and went with the theme of flying glasses. I was inspired the surreal nature of much British comedy (such as Monty Python) and decided to kind of personify the glasses, and show them (and the Ted brand) as being completely different and unusual. The style came from researching Victorian circus' and sideshows. I wanted to physically show these glasses flying in a kind of promotion that could be handed to people and experienced, so I created some Victorian animation devices: the Thaumatrope and Phenakistoscope. The POS and packaging surrounding these also follows the same theme.

The set.

Paper carrier bag.

Box for glasses case.

Thaumatrope & Packaging.

Phenakistoscope & Packaging

Label and instructions for tropes.


Window display proposal.

I enjoyed doing this immensely!


See the Spectacle!


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