I am experiencing a lull in productivity recently. My energy has been diverted towards new visual art ideas. The inspiration always seem to happen at 4:ooam for some reason.
Access at StudionAme
I got the key fob, and visited the studio space today (10.06.2018). I had a decent chat with Steve and got to meet Loz and Marcus. Looking forward to the residency. It is game on, I need to get the show started.
We finally completed the ACE application. The document was sent over last week. I was surprised by the level of information needed.
What now…It’s a waiting game. It would be awesome, if the finances came through. It would give me the platform to fulfill my vision.
Meridian Newspaper 2018 Edition
The title for the product will be: ‘The effect of terrorism in the UK, discussed by a Muslim’
I have mapped the concept on word document. Watch this space…
I just purchased the Attik Noise 4 book earlier this week. It came through via Ebay. This was brought to my attention way back in University. Most of my fellow students were using this for inspiration. Once I get a chance to thumb through, I will try and post a review.
I have included a list of some of the best design books.
2nd sight – End of print by David Carson
The first design book to add to my library. This looks at transition from print to screen. Content is incomprehensible though. It is worth looking at. Nice composition and delicate in areas. I went to London college of print and referenced ‘End of Print’. Not sure if I was brave or silly. Did not get a place to study at undergraduate level. I am so glad though.
TYPO – By Koneman publications
I have used this the most, its an encyclopedia on Typography. The bite size information is nicely placed next to the relevant picture. My dissertation was drafted around this.
Creative Code and Maeda & media By John Maeda
John Maeda is my favourite designer. The works, style and concept are just sensational. Maeda, embraces modern technology to challenge and further visual art and communication. Mr Maeda ‘You Rock’.
Here is a link, you can find out more if you like. https://maedastudio.com/
An awesome ways to grow a following on social media is using appropriate hashtags. For those that are not aware, this is # symbol. It allows the participant to file the content in a relevant location. Numerous art hashtags exist, I made a list of some of the most used # on Instagram. Please note, Instagram only allows 30 per post.
Art based hashtags.
These are good for Instagram only.
I have been working on another newspaper for the past few days. This is a continuation from the previous Meridian publication.
This new edition will visually communicate Terror events in UK, after 9/11.
Unlike the 2001 edition, each period will have it own identity.
My thoughts are to complete and get the files, print ready by the end of next week.