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One of my 10 top photographers!

Posted in Aesthetics,Appealing,Arts,Communication,Fashion,Photography by emz2687 on November 15, 2007

David LaChapelle

David LaChapelle works in the fields of fashion, advertising and fine art photography. Not only is LaChapelle recognized massively in the photography world, he is also widely known in directing music videos. David LaChapelle has worked with the most famous of famous celebrities. His over exaggerated imagination is emphasized within his photographs and displayed with bright colours and fantastic imagery.

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Chocolate Advertisements

A requirement for the magazine project is to design an advert and as my magazine is based on the environment and making the planet greener and a better place, I decided to design a fairtrade chocolate advert. I couldn’t find any fairtrade adverts, but I managed to find some general food advertisements including:
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Steven Harrington

Posted in Aesthetics,Appealing,Arts,Communication,Graphic Design,Imagery,Magazines by emz2687 on October 17, 2007

Steven Harrington is a printmaker that I came across in a magazine. I think it was the latest Marmalade Magazine, but I can’t be 100% sure. Anyways, I took his name down because the piece in the magazine was stunning, and here’s some of his other works:

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Pop art

Posted in Aesthetics,Appealing,Arts,History,Imagery,Paintings,Skills by emz2687 on October 14, 2007

Pop art is one of my favorite art movements. British pop art can trace its roots back to the mid 1950’s. It’s characterized by such things as advertising and comic books, and employs images of popular culture and cheap consumer products in art. There are many famous and amazing Pop artists, including Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Jasper Johns and, my favorite, Roy Lichtenstein. Although the movement was developed over 50 years ago, Pop Art remains very much alive and more possible as ever.

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(Left: Original by Roy Lichtenstein, Right: My Version!)

Magawebzine Inspiration

I think I’m going to lend on the skills and ideas of Lizzie Finn for my magazine design. The reason for this is my interest in sewing and craft, which I can use to my advantage in creating quite a unique magazine. Unfortunately her website is under construction, but when it’s open again, I’ll upload some images!

I also plan to use badges as a running theme, as they are a youthful and popular means of communication. In my magazine, I’m going to give the readers a free badge as a means of developing a supportive following – a sort of environmentally friendly cult!

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Marie O’Connor

Marie O’Connor is a designer, illustrator and fashion consultant that I have just stumbled across. She has her own amazing style, and has also developed her own shoe range for cult label Evisu. Marie O’Connor’s works are often made out of found materials and objects of little value, including fabrics, photocopied graphics, papers, buttons and cotton. Although she doesn’t have a website, I have managed to find some of her work in books and on random sites.

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Robert Rauschenberg

Posted in Aesthetics,Appealing,Arts,Graphic Design,Imagery,Miscelleaneous by emz2687 on October 10, 2007

Last year, whenever I needed inspiration for Printmaking, I often turned to the work of Robert Rauschenberg. Obviously my work didn’t look ANYTHING like the great Rauschenbergs, but I often just needed a great example to work from. Not only are Rauschenbergs prints amazing, they are also considered part of the pop art movement, my favorite art movement! Many of his prints contain elements of collage to. Here are some of my favorite works by him:

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Cindy Sherman

Posted in Aesthetics,Arts,Communication,Imagery,Photography by emz2687 on October 9, 2007

Cindy Sherman is one of the most prized and appreciated photographers of the twentieth century, although she was also a well renowned model and filmmaker. Sherman turned the camera on herself for the bulk of her photographs, although her images are not considered to be self-portraits. Sherman’s photography concentrates on a mixture of issues of the modern world. A clear signature technique is obvious throughout her works, where the role of women, media and nature are questioned. Many of Sherman’s later photographs are grotesque and disgusting, often littered with vomit and mould, contained in a dark and scary setting.

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Hello!

Its time to start blogging! Or so I’m told! My plan here is to extend my knowledge of all thing knowledgable within design. Over the next year I aim to use my blog as an online diary to record all my experiences concerning design.

Although the theme of this semester is ‘Surviving the 21st Century’, my plan is to investigate as much as possible – relevant to both the theme and to my interests! I’m going to look, listen, see and read EVERYTHING, and plan to make a collection of ANYTHING that may be of use.

I’m looking forward to travelling this journey into knowledge and understanding, hoping creativity, inspiration and influences will give me the ability and drive to design bigger and better things!