30.7.10

Nightmare

When you look down, some interesting (but probably dirty) things can be found. Walking along Brick Lane market one Sunday, I found a blue plastic container used to hold apples. I took it home and ironed it. (This was during my phase where I loved ironing plastic). About a month later I found the sheet in a sketchbook and studied it to find that letters where hidden in the melted parts.



I held the sheet up to the window and spotted every letter of the alphabet then took a photograph of it. Some printing, tracing, drawing and scanning later, a had a full alphabet of these plastic letters.
Having made the letters, I wanted to do something with them, so decided to return them to the streets they came from. I made a stencil, bought some spray paint and went out in East London at 1AM. Here are some of the results.



Typehouses

If you had to live in a letter, what letter would you want to live in?

'Smile'

'Smile' by Miroslaw Balka. It is made merely from a polythene disk, a nail and a curved piece of plastic from a washing up bottle. He keeps it under a small glass dome on a windowsill. So simple but makes me feel happy.

Leftovers

I found this photograph I took during a visit to New York in August 2007. The whole street was covered in rubbish like this from a street parade earlier that day.

The Removal Man

Animation by myself and fellow graphic designer, Don Ackerman. Turn your sound up.

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Learning Typography

Some outcomes from the Typography project earlier this year.






Life as a graphic designer begins

I chose to specialise in Visual Communication in November 2009 during my foundation course at Chelsea. These images are a few examples of the work I produced over the following months:

Experimenting with images



Ten ways to change Damien Hirst's head. Sketchbook work from 'Lists lists lists' project which later progressed into a series of small canvases.




'Extraordinary Books'
Over the Christmas break we were assigned a project to make three books. Here is an example one of the books I made using used coffee filter papers. Within is a poem about how wonderful coffee is which was written using a typewriter.