Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Just incredible...

So I came across this Norwegian photographer Rune Guneriussen and I absolutely love his work. The manner in which he takes such simple forms such as lamps or telephones and creates this magical atmospheric scene is just incredible. Here is a few of my favorite pieces but seriously check out his work on his website:




Tuesday, 20 October 2009


My project for week 5 was to create 3 A4 compositions using a digital tool. The aim of this project was to help incorporate using digital tools such as photoshop in my visual research process. To begin with we were to use only black and white sources and so I decided to use my black and white mark making drawings I did in week 1. After scanning in these images I began to resize and manipulate them using photoshop. I learnt a number of new techniques and once I got into the swing of things I really enjoyed beginning to see how my original source drawings transformed into exciting unrecognisable compositions. By using different layers and tools my designs really began to come alive especially when I introduced colour into the equation. On completion of this project I am now more confident and eager to use digital tools in the future within my designs and I feel that having topped up my knowledge of how to use digital tools in this manner I feel like the world is my oyster concerning the huge variety of potential it can provide for me as a designer. 

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

The Tipping Point

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell in my opinion was quite a challenging read. I found the text pretty intense which in turn put me off reading it at the beginning. As I got further on I understood the context, Gladwell's viewpoint and how he conveyed evidence more clearly which grabbed my attention further. After reading this book it has opened up a new way of thinking and analysing things within the design world. I went through the book chapter by chapter, picked out the main key points Gladwell puts across and then furthered my investigation by choosing the theme of Sesame Street and Blue Clues. In more detail I extended my mind map by backing it up with the evidence which is highlighted in red. By completing this mind map it has helped me understand the importance of all the connections and clarified the key points of the book.