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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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Bluemotion Polo

This advert is not only an amazing example of flip book animation, it also talks about carbon emissions! Kerching!!! 2-in-1!

Trompe L’oeil

Posted in Communication,Imagery by emz2687 on November 5, 2007

These images by Julian Beever are so amazingly clever. I chose to take a look at these after discussing in lectures today whether graffiti is art or not!

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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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Grids

The most important thing to consider in magazine design is clarity, efficiency, economy and continuity, and the grid is the main way of achieving this. In designing a grid, you must consider the multiple kinds of information, the nature of the images and how they will be used, the length of the headlines and captions that may need to be included. The grid can be obvious – as in a column, hierarchical or modular – or can be hidden, as in interlocking or floating. A grid offers several possible solutions to the layout or structure of a magazine and helps a designer choose how to arrange the elements on a page, by limiting the choices.

Otl Aicher described a grid as “a tool not of coercion but of liberty”, whilst Josef Muller Brockmann said “To function successfully, the grid system, like all workable systems, must be interpreted as freely as necessary. It is this very freedom which adds richness and a note of surprise to what might…be potentially lifeless”

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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Barcode Design

Posted in Aesthetics,Appealing,Communication,Functionality,Imagery,Magazines by emz2687 on October 15, 2007

I think I’d like to design a related barcode for my magazine as it would add an extra dimension and quirkiness to the overall cover. Here are some I’ve found which show what type of thing I want to do:

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Environmental Magazines.

Here are a few Environmental Magazines I can use for inspiration and influences.

Audubon—————California Wild———Canadian Geographic——-Conscious Choice

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E————————–Ecologist—————Green Futures————–World Watch

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Absolut Ads

I love the Absolut Vodka Ads – They are soo clever, quirky and fun. Here are a few of the 100’s to choose from:

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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!)

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