Saturday, 12 December 2009

Uni Graphic Design #1

So its the end of term one & I'm officially on my 4 week Christmas holiday, here are some pictures from some of the work we have done during our first term at university... Firstly here is one of the final pieces I made inspired by a fashion designer I love; Jean Charles De Castelbajac.

The rest of the pictures I took are of some of the final pieces that I really liked by other students on my course.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Some inspiration please?

Sorry for the lack of posts and updates, university has kind of taken over, but not for long mwahahaha; Christmas holidays are almost here....yippee! At the moment I can totally relate to Natasha Bedingfield's lyrics "I need some help, some inspiration, but it's not coming easily". I've been struggling to find inspiration, the kind that triggers me off on a "design tangent"; but I think I'm slowly starting to find some inspiration. These visually striking illustrations were designed by a London based illustrator called nikki farquharson ...check out her website, she has other neat stuff on there.


Will be posting other findings I stumble upon, and seriously if you guys out there find some interesting stuff let me know too please! Lets inspire each other =) 23 days till Christma...yippeee!

EDIT: haha I just realised that the illustrator (Nikki) went to the same uni as me, but graduated in 08!

Saturday, 10 October 2009

A New Chapter - Wacky Races

The Wacky Art & Design Students!

As I said in my previous post, I've started University & it's a new chapter in my life. We got given a mini group project, nothing serious, something to break the ice. The project was based on the cartoon series 'wacky races'. In each group of 5-6 people we had to come up with some wacky designs/themes of racing carts that we were then going to create & put together out of random stuff we found around Central London, the uni or buy at shops...Each group had a starting point somewhere around London (not toooo far from the uni) and had to race back to the uni completing about 5 different tasks e.g record your team asking a member of the public what they like about London & why. My teams theme was a princess bed, and we wore are the pics below....

Our Starting Point, Piccadilly Circus
We got Tourist attraction

Some more tourist attraction

With a busker in the London Underground

It was such a funny & surreal experience....I wonder what other projects my course has in store for us! Would you be brave enough to do something like this????...

Thursday, 16 July 2009

My Art & Design Exhibition

I've finally got time to be posting regularly; now time for a quick catch up. I said I would post pictures from my Foundation course Art & Design Exhibition so here they are: These images are of my fashion design and graphic design work, my theme was Colour Spectrum.

These illustrations & books took ages to create and put together, can you guess who the celebrity faces are near the top? Below are pictures I took of work from other students on my course:

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Robotic Dresses and Sunshine!

 Easter holiday is over, it ended too quick but it was good while it lasted. So far UK weather (this year) has been awful, but this week has been amazing, sun shining , clear sky, not too hot; now that's what I'm talking about. Today after college I went to the Design Museum to view fashion designer Hussein Chalayan’s exhibition. In case you are not familiar with his designs - he is renowned for his innovative use of materials, and implementing new technology into his designs. Think robotic/transformer dresses (HA!). Personally I think his technologic clothing is amazing. Take a look at it in action yourself (video below).

I also took a nice walk down London Bridge, in which I saw former model making a new 's advert; was really random!

Hello and welcome to my new readers!

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

This is my excited face...

Whaoo soo excited got my results last night from my first choice university and they gave me an offer! Whoop Whoop What it do! I was literally praying for this...Thank you Jesus!

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Feb Updates // London Fashion Week 09

A friend and I went to London Fashion Week, several weeks ago. We saw the Romeo Pires Autumn/Winter 2009 collection. The duo's show was very different; different in a good way. Their concept was captivating as the outfits in the collection played with the notion of how we wear our clothes; they were reversed. Each model carefully walked down the catwalk with their boots that had the heel and toe reversed and most of their hair covering their face (video below). You can imagine the spectators, including myself, at the edge of our seats anticipating the fall of a model, in which a handful almost did but gained their balance.

Lastly I have been preparing for university interviews that are coming up. Ahhh, I'm excited but nervous at the same time. My first choice is LCC which is part of University of the Arts London.