Beachy’s Blog


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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My worst nightmare…

Posted in Appealing,Illustrations,Imagery,Miscelleaneous,Paintings,Research by emz2687 on October 5, 2007

‘The front cover should, in someway, be illustrated’ said Adrian.

Crap,  I thought!

Being no good what-so-ever at drawing this statement on our Magawebzine project was possibly the worst Adrian could have thrown at me! So, I have been on the look out  for some simpler illustrations by competent artists, that can inspire me and offer me simpler methods – rather than turning up with an image that looks like my 5 year old cousin did! Whilst browsing through The Association of Illustrators, I came across Natalie Abadzis. Abadzis illustrations are contemporary and subtle, yet look amazing considering their simplicity. The illustrations produced are representations of certain times and places, often reflecting experiences and life events, making each image very personal and inspiring. Here are a few of my favourite Natalie Abadzis illustrations:

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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!