Future Past Project 2 Research

“We are close to the tipping point where global warming becomes irreversible. Trump’s action [pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement] could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of two hundred and fifty degrees, and raining sulfuric acid,” Hawking said.”

After researching before building up my new project I had a clear understanding on how my it would look and how it would translate a message that Stephen Hawking had already spoken before his death, around a month ago.

I researched about Stephen Hawking, his theories, his last appearances and talks.

“Last year, Hawking warned in a BBC documentary that in order for humanity to save itself from the threats of climate change, disease, and overpopulation we need to colonize Mars within 100 years.

“By denying the evidence for climate change, and pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Donald Trump will cause avoidable environmental damage to our beautiful planet, endangering the natural world, for us and our children,” he said.

My project would be formed of people, because as people we are the main issue. People queuing on a very long queue, different characters queuing in the exact same way, no matter the sex, age, culture, no rules, no first and no last, who gets there before, they are all there respecting each other. That is how I see it, that is how I imagine our last day on Earth.

After researching the company SpaceX;

SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.” gave me the idea to connect what Stephen Hawking left us as a last statement of his studies. I imagined the simplicity and beauty of people queuing and what they would do while they are standing or waiting.

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Future Past Project 2 Research

Easter task Future Past Studio

“We are close to the tipping point where global warming becomes irreversible. Trump’s action [pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement] could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of two hundred and fifty degrees, and raining sulfuric acid,” Hawking said.”

After researching before building up my new project I had a clear understanding on how my it would look and how it would translate a message that Stephen Hawking had already spoken before his death, around a month ago.

I researched about Stephen Hawking, his theories, his last appearances and talks.

“Last year, Hawking warned in a BBC documentary that in order for humanity to save itself from the threats of climate change, disease, and overpopulation we need to colonize Mars within 100 years.

“By denying the evidence for climate change, and pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Donald Trump will cause avoidable environmental damage to our beautiful planet, endangering the natural world, for us and our children,” he said.

My project would be formed of people, because as people we are the main issue. People queuing on a very long queue, different characters queuing in the exact same way, no matter the sex, age, culture, no rules, no first and no last, who gets there before, they are all there respecting each other. That is how I see it, that is how I imagine our last day on Earth.

After researching the company SpaceX;

SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.” gave me the idea to connect what Stephen Hawking left us as a last statement of his studies. I imagined the simplicity and beauty of people queuing and what they would do while they are standing or waiting.

Define how your work can be ‘experienced’ for your visual proposal

I will create a simple 3D wall model that would represent any building in 100 years time. I have in mind to take picture of a Roman road building surface, to keep the location alive in my project and use its own posters and advertisements as my own way of advertising the day we leave this planet.

250 words Statment

I will create a 3D wall model that could represent any wall or building in 100 years time. I have in mind to a take picture of a Roman road building surface with its own bricks and textures, to keep the location alive in my project, and use its own posters, advertisements and everything that relates to publicity as my own layout. The actual real ad layout will stay but the content will change by placing my illustration instead.

What would be represent in this mini 3d wall? A promotional poster made by me, which is one of the outcomes, flyers and a meeting point poster, everything signed by Space Z, instead of the company Space X, keeping the project playful and light-hearted. If successful, it will be a fun way to discover people and their facets by looking at each one, understanding their personality, who they are, what place they had in the world and how everything changed. A smaller version of “Great Waldo Search” in terms of chaotic but balanced visual language.

The story has been created by researching Stephen Hawking’s last affirmations before his death. The story is being completed by the the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets as SpaceX affirms and it has been created by me as a playful way of seeing the future and Humanity’s last chance.

 

 

 

 

Reference; https://earther.com/stephen-hawking-was-terrified-of-climate-change-1823761657

Easter task Future Past Studio

Easter Task

CIP AnimationYou are asked to capture a series of still images or a sequences of images in order to create a visual record of an event or series of events that take place in your life over the Easter break. The events can be personal, domestic, public or social. The film you will create focuses on capturing material from everyday life in order to communicate a specific message.

The message is:

 

 

My small animated video was made with a simple drawing (it was my first attempt using a drawing as animation) and it’s message is a representation of  what happened while I was working on this studio project. A pen explosion did not happen like in the animation, but the feeling of starting a new project when you are not happy with the final result did. Before the holidays started I presented an outcome, which was also my first digital illustration attempt using Illustrator, which took me a long time to “almost complete”, and in the end, by looking at it after printing, I was not happy with the result so I decided, to start all over again, but this time, changing the message and the whole illustration. It was tough because I had spent a lot of time on amending  the previous one. So that is my message, the feeling you have when something is “just not good enough” and the only solution is to start all over again. I’m aware of the bad quality of the video and animation, and I hope I will have an opportunity to develop my animation skills, but for now, at least I gave it a try and I’m happy I did.

Easter Task

Week 17 Unit Edition Company

The company  Unit Edition was formed in 2010 by Tony Brook, Patricia Finegan and Adrian Shaughnessy.

London’s Unit Editions publishes some of the very best design books anywhere. In their few short years in operation, they’ve elevated the form to an extraordinary degree, producing some of the most exquisite, well-written studies of various aspects of the graphic design industry ever to hit bookshelves. Not long ago, they published “Manuals 1,” described as “the first comprehensive study of corporate identity design manuals, 20 examples from the 1960s to early 1980s — the golden era of identity design.”

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Their main ambition is to create visual and contextual rich designs.

part 4.  book workshop

I was pleased to follow up this workshop which gave me the opportunity to build a prototype book piece by piece, follow simple steps that required precise skills.

Week 17 Unit Edition Company

Week 16 Gerhard Steidl

Part 1 – Task: General Sketchbook entries

Write a list of observations about the book in question. These should range from not only the binding, and production methods used in the books, but also obvious design decisions, i.e. full bleed images, or horizontal titles.

book chosen;

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Sammlung Mezzanin, Liechtenstein

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Minimalist design uncluttered, formed mainly by pictures in white background and glossy paper.

  • vertical title
  • hard cover
  • white cover background
  • picture masked to create title
  • Helvetian font
  • bold and light
  • folded in sections
  • 128 pages
  • 19.2×25 cm
  • 2 columns or one
  • pictures prevails
  • minimalist
  • composition respects the purpose of the book

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Week 16 Gerhard Steidl

Week 15 Alan Fletcher

The Art of Looking Sideways is a primer in visual intelligence, an exploration of the workings of the eye, the hand, the brain and the imagination. It is an inexhaustible mine of anecdotes, quotations, images, curious facts and useless information, oddities, serious science, jokes and memories, all concerned with the interplay between the verbal and the visual, and the limitless resources of the human mind. Loosely arranged in 72 chapters, all this material is presented in a wonderfully inventive series of pages that are themselves masterly demonstrations of the expressive use of type, space, colour and imagery.

show 10 – 20 examples of interesting book covers (pic from sketchbook) + 140 tweet.

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Quick notes from video;

  • Thick- Heavy book
  • Over a 1000 pages, no, exactly 1080.
  • What is this book about? The jacket of the book answers the question, it’s all written in there. Looking sideways book, you have to read it sideways.
  • The books is between a collage and a box
  • Seeing is the most important of the 5 senses
  • How is it been structured? e shows thumbnails sketches placed on the wall he placed them like you will place a story board, a movie.
  • Book is divided in 72 chapters-sections.
  • These 72 slides represent 72 slides of your brain.
  • He concludes like this; his book as something that should have its own section in a book shop –a book with a
    specific pace with quotes from other artists designed through his eyes.

Portrait follow;

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Week 15 Alan Fletcher

week13 & 14 CIP

Pt 1 – Task

What are your thoughts on ways of working? Do you have specific typefaces, colours, patterns, techniques, materials, layouts or overall styles that define your work? If you don’t do you think you need to? If so what are they and how do you go about developing these styles? We want to see primary evidence of the above for next week [14].

Finding your own ideal way of working is something I believe comes with experience and time.

I don’t personally have a specific way of working at the moment since being at university makes me use different ways of working different subjects or projects, adapting as I go.

I have my own favourite ways of communicate my thoughts though. I usually go for bright colours, no more than 3 or 4, include white and use a minimalistic/illustrative visual language.

Hopefully I should be able to develop a more concrete style and way of working after meeting all the projects that are still ahead of me.

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https://handsomefrank.com/illustrators/thomas-danthony

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favourite one Thomas Danthony, Tom Haugomat and Monge Quetin.

Reflect on this weeks practitioner: Kate moross

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Illustration of Kate Moross made by myself.

 

Art director, illustrator and designer Kate Moross has always been a creative person from a very young age, she says. She focuses on typography, patterns and geometry.

Her work is recognisable and she differences herself from other practitioners with her unique style composed by bright neon colours, elaborate typography patterns and geometry designs. As mentioned before, I really think an artist needs to build up confidence and such confidence in her own style only comes with experience.

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week13 & 14 CIP