Wednesday, 13 October 2010

my first uni project for level 2

i got my brief and i was really excited with it. It was advertizing. The object of this brief is to pitch our ideas and design four billboard adverts. Now we had to pick a brand from a hat and whilst some of my fellow peers got levis, Nike, Next and some great brands ... I got .... have you guessed it? The effing Conservative Party. Jesus Christ, how on earth do you promote an advertizing campaign - with slogan - for a group of half-assed bigots? It was a gruelling research faze, trailing through all the policies. To my amazement, for a group so interested in our children and their future: the Conservative Party dosen't have any policies on bullying. So there I went ... what a great angle. my research told me that, in this country, there are more deaths by suicide due to bullying than deaths by car crash within young adults: 18-24. Amazing. So there are plenty of government campaigns against speeding, drink driving and so on. Anyway these are my four billboard design. imagine driving down the road, then reading these. They are suppossed to be hard-hitting and to the point. I have used classic Helvetica to really make this stand out.

Sunday, 3 October 2010


well, uni starts tomoz and i can't wait to get back into it ... i should produce some really great work this level.

Monday, 27 September 2010

summer project lol ... bit late

For my summer project, which I'm beginning a week before I start level 2 uni, I had the word alienate to play on and to produce an open visual response. The reason I have left the project till the last minute is because I am now in full swing and my creative mojo is back. I finished level one with some very strong work and ideas and I feel this idea is going to be my strongest yet. I have been playing around in my sketch book and coming up with some ideas ... and - yes - it will involve a sign, which i have been roughly playing around with in Ai, a cumberland sausage, a camera and my block of flats. My ideas have been pointing towards the question of why we alienate dogs for their mess when we should be having a go at their ignorant owners. So, all in all, I will be trying to produce a poster highlighting this, although I'm not to sure whether the outcome will change in due course. I will update ...

Sunday, 26 September 2010