Monday, 30 May 2011

Hindsight BA Graphic Media exhibition

Colchester Institute's BA Graphic Media End of year show. Featuring work from years zero, one and two.
So all you lovely people in and around Colchester (and from afar) come along!

The exhibition will take place at Slack Space in Colchester 
22nd June - 2nd July

Saturday, 14 May 2011

See people, They don't understand. No girlfriends, they can't understand. Your grandsons, they won't understand. On top of this, I ain't ever gonna understand.

Today I produced some illustrations of the wonderful band the Strokes. I've decided i'm just going to focus on one band rather than several. 
Pics taken on my phone, I couldn't fit them in the scanner! So you can pretty much see the shadow of my arm in every picture.
I've actually realised that I get so much drawing done in the comfort of a living room rather than in class, this is mainly down to being distracted far too easily!
also, music really helps :)

print making

Print making and dry point etching, and my fringe.

 Leo is awesome.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Barcelona snapshots

Barcelona, July 2010. I only just got this film processed after nearly a year!

I love the novelty of having to use a disposable camera, the photos always seem that much more personal and the colours of the film add a retro aesthetic to each picture. admittedly I did feel like a bit of an old school tourist using one of these!

Thursday, 28 April 2011

In love with..

Garance Dore is a French fashion illustrator, featured in many publications and renowned fashion magazines, she's recognised for her beautiful, effortless illustrations which she posts and updates regularly on her blog.
She describes her blog as recording 'snapshots of her life' 

Click here to read her blog :)

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

She was still the point of the turning world, man.

I adore the film The Virgin Suicides by Sofia Coppola, and found some really lovely illustrated film posters by artists on the internet.

The premise of the film is based around a group of teenage boys who become obsessed with the lives of five sisters in suburban america during the mid 70s, sheltered by their overbearing parents and close friendship for one another, a unique backdrop of warm summer nights,  pastel shades, and sumptuous cinematography comes a sense of overwhelming familiarity and nostalgia, a coming of age story which leads to an untimely demise for all five sisters. 
Air and The Hollies among others provide a hypnotic and haunting soundtrack.

Poster design and Illustration by Jaime Anderson

Illustration and poster design by Adam Juresko

LA Graphic Design

I like how these illustrated posters showcase subtle key feature's that are significant within the film, Juresko's poster shows the family homes fence, not only giving a sense of claustrophobia, plays a vital connection with the first and youngest to die of the Lisbon sisters. 

Andersons poster exhibits the Lisbon sisters long blonde hair, one of their discerning and desirable features.

Perhaps the most obvious visual connection between the poster and film is one of the sisters legs suspended mid air, suggests one of the suicides is a hanging.

The poster by LA graphic design is one of my favourites, the choice of colours are muted and subtle and the flower they are 'blooming' from may represent coming of age, vulnerability and their close connection between each other.