Collection: Part 1

Research

 
13/09/2017
First Project; Idea Factory
(Optimism, Silk and Print)
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SILK

Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of
which can be woven into textiles. The protein
fiber of silk is composed mainly of fibroin and
is produced by certain insect larvae to form
cocoons. The shimmering appearance of silk is
due to the triangular prism-like structure of
the silk fibre, which allows silk cloth to
refract incoming light at different angles,
thus producing different colours.

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silk)
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Primary research images 
(taken at Archway campus) 
'Silk'
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we focused on the objects that have shiny surfaces like silks.
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Silk Screen Printing 
For The Artist 
-Roger Marsh (Book)
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(Researching session at the CSM library on Wednesday; 
Our group did not focus on finding inspirations for our piece through specific
artists. We were mostly looking at the techniques and the use of each material
that we could use to develop our piece further.)
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Silk Paper 
For Textile Artist 
-Sarah Lawrence (Book)
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22/09/2017 
2nd Project;'TYPE'
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my primary letterform designs, 
created with a piece of A4 paper
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My first design
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I very like the way the curved and arch angle of the top bit of the
alphabet combined nicely with the straight lines and forms of the other
half of the alphabet. It adds feelings to the letterform, the work becomes
more gentle from the curve, at the same time, the straight lines give
the sense of power and being in control to the work.

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Jim Schachterle
r alphabet schachterle
united states
r—renegade
alphabet studies
black/silver/white
20" by 30

Influences on my letterform;
- combining curved and straight form together in letterform
- the letterforms give viwers sense of playfulness and gentle

https://www.typographicposters.com/posters/jim-schachterle/594953641abbcb141757a009
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Other 2D letterform designs
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References;
TYPOGRAPHY 33 (Book)
Typographics Four, Roger Walton (Book)
Script Fonts (Book)
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Other researches
on typography
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I also looked at the differet ways and materials that could be used to 
create letterforms, such as using fabrics, bubblegum and human actions.
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Rory Bradley
culturenight
ireland
https://www.typographicposters.com/rory-bradley
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my other primary researches on 3D Letterform references;
- 3D Typography, Abbink, J. and Anderson, E. 
2010 (Book)
- Typographic Universe, 
Steven Heller and Gail Anderson (Book)
- One Day, Sylvie Estrada 2009 (Book)
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Typography posters
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I like the way the artist created letterforms by using shadows instead of actual 
objects. 
For me, looking at this poster, I feel like it is telling me to look at
things with different perspective. Similar to the way the letterform was represented,
each alphabet was present in different angle and viewers have to look at them from
the different point. Also, The monochrome and strong contrast of the poster are
an important factor that brings this poster to life. The black and white highlights
the shadow, which could be overlooked in coloured picture, and influences the viewers
to focus closely and pay attention to it.
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26/09/2017
3rd Project;'Image'
Social cardboard
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Jens Krauer
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He is a street and documentary photographer 
based in Zurich Switzerland.
He is also an official Fujifilm X-Photographer.
"You dont become a streetphotographer, 
you realize you are one..."

http://jenskrauer.com
https://www.booooooom.com/2017/08/31/photographer-spotlight-jens-krauer/
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This set of photos is a street photograph that captured with natural light which 
makes the photographs be more powerful, it becomes something that has seen and
interacted with every day. The natural light makes me feel like all the pictures are
the places that I have seen every day, the place that I walked past when I went back
home or waited for a bus to go to college.
The use of monochrome with strong contrast influences the mood of the image to be 
more dramatic. it highlights all the elements that represent emotions, such as
the shape and pattern of the clouds and the eye contact of the person.
Also, I like the way the black and white turn this picture into silence, the pictures 
have no sound and everything suddenly stops. It is very powerful for me and I feel
like there are so many emotions that have been sent to me through these photographs.
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Influences on my photograph;
- The mood and tone of the photographs; 
strong contrast and monochrome
- Street photography
- Reflects the society
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My photograph
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02/10/2017
4th Project;'Printmaking'
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God's Own Junkyard

investigating Walthamstow Centre area
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-- The gallery is located in the residential area so most 
of the visitors are locals. The place is pretty busy during
weekends, there was also an outdoor bbq restaurant outside
of the gallery which was very crowded. The atmosphere of
the place is very cosy and lively which was the main reason
that I chose to discover and come to this place. I took so
many pictures of neon signs as differents in fonts of each
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09/10/2017
4th Project; Layout

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The use of pastel red and green handwritten font of the type text at the cover suits 
with the black serif font at the top of the page very nicely and makes the overall
visual look of the cover looks less formal and more lively. The composition of each
typography was placed very well, the composition doesn't look too busy or too empty.
Moreover, the white background helps reduce the business of the typography.
The negative space also calms the over mood and tone and makes it easier and more
comfortable to look at and read. The double pages of the book contain a lot of
information but because of the size and composition of the image and type, everything
is very comfortable to look at, it doesn't look too much or too little. T
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layout design has been controled with grids to shape the photograph and text.
The use of matte papers instead of glossy ones reduces the saturation of the photographs
which allows the handwritten type text at the background to stand out more, however,
it doesn't distract readers from the articles. Moreover, the structural layout design
has been controled with grids to shape the photograph and text.
                               
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Manifest was a collaborative World Design Capital Year 2012 project that resulted in 
a 48-page bilingual (Finnish/English) tabloid-format publication, which was distributed
in Helsinki, Stockholm, London, Berlin, Milan, New York, Tokyo and Sydney. The magazine
featured manifests by Felix Burrichter, Antti Nylén, Marco Velardi, Suvi West, Jane Withers,
Marcus Miessen, Mark Kiessling, Daniel Golling, Mirkku Kullberg, Carlotta de Bevilacqua,
Kaj Kalin and Reijo Pipinen.

Influences on my work;
- The use of handwritten font and big size typography to complete the overall compostion
- Includes booth typography and image in one page
- using grids to frame and control the compositions of text and image

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...A comercial media that 
I found at the tube station...
The angle of the camera that has been applied in the photographing process of the
whiskey bottle is very attractive for me. The whiskey bottle is a focal point in this
poster in my opinion. Due to the camera angle and diffrent colour of the bottle from
the monochrome colour of other elemtns, these elements will catch people who is walking
pass the poster's attention. The way the compostion of text has been design is very
interesting as well. I like the way the text seperate when it meets the picture of the bottle and the empty space between the text and the photo completes the overall
composition by adding a tiny emptyness in the very busy area, I feel like it gives
audience a free space to breath from the busy-overwhelm text.
                               
 
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Influences on our work
- Creating a large scale installation which
represents a spacific everyday-life object
- Locating the work in public places, both
in countrysides and cities

When small objects have been transformed into a big scale
art installations, I feel like these scluptures becomes
something that has a huge impact on audience. It influences
audience to stop, look at it closer, feel and interact with
the work more.
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  Claes Oldenburg 
       and 
    Coosje Van Bruggen
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Dropped Cone
Stainless and galvanized steels, fiber-reinforced plastic,
balsa wood; painted with polyester gelcoat


39 ft. 10 in. (12.1 m) high x 19 ft. (5.8 m) diameter;

height above building: 32 ft. 10 in. (10 m)

Commissioned by Neumarkt Galerie
Installed March 2001
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Balancing Tools
by claes oldenburg and coosje van bruggen
Vitra International AG, Weil am Rhein, Germany

Steel painted with polyurethane enamel
26 ft. 3 in. x 29 ft. 6 in. x 19 ft. 10 in. (8 x 9 x 6.1 m)

Commissioned September 1981 by Rolf Fehlbaum
Installed May 3, 1984
Inaugurated May 5, 1984

I like how the structure of the installation shows balances.
Also, using small objects, such as a hammer and a screw driver,
as referencesfor the large scale installation makes the work becomes
more spectacular and interesting.


Reference; http://oldenburgvanbruggen.com/largescaleprojects/balancingtools.htm
http://oldenburgvanbruggen.com/largescaleprojects/lsp.htm
 
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OPTIMISM
Optimism is a mental attitude—a happy belief 
that the outcome
of some specific endeavour,
or outcomes in general, will be
good.
A common idiom used to illustrate optimism
versus
pessimism is a glass with water at
the halfway point, where
the optimist is said
to see the glass as half full and
the
pessimist sees the glass as half empty.

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optimism)
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Omamori
we started the project by thinking about objects that been used to
represent
optamism or used as a tool to influence ones to be optimistic.
Our group then came up with Omamori which is a Japanese lucky charm.

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A picture of my Omamoris (below)
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Omamori
Omamori (御守 or お守り) are Japanese amulets
commonly sold at religious sites and dedicated
to particular commonly sold at religious sites
and dedicated to particular to particular
Shintodeities as well as Buddhist figures,
and are said to provide various forms of luck
or protection.

Design and function
The amulet covering is usually made of
brocaded silk and encloses papers or pieces
of wood with prayers written on them which
are supposed to bring good luck to the bearer
on particular occasions, tasks, or ordeals.
Omamori are also used to ward off bad luck and
are often spotted on bags, hung on cellphone
straps and in cars.

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omamori)

I personally very like the Japanese flowery pattern on the omamori.
The pattern that looks similar to flowers encourages me to think positive,
like the smell of the flowers, how they bloom and grow. Also, The use of
both complementary tones of colours and hamonise tones of colours adds
personality and uniqueness to each luch charm.
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PRINT

Printing is a process for reproducing text
and images using a master form or template.

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printing)
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Primary research images
(taken at Archway campus)
'Print'
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3D letterform 
created with papers

The way the artist build the 3D letterform sculpture by sliting papers into lines
and form them up is very fascinating for me. The different in the way of creating
this letterform is quite unique for me, because while I was doing the research in
the libraly and I was creating the work in the classroom, most of people chose to
fold and create pointy angle to the work. The use of complementary colours in this
work is very interesting as well. The yellow and red complement each other which
created the strong contrast to the work and encourage each other to stand out more.

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Atelier Pariri
Atelier Pariri is a graphic design studio based in France. 
His three fundamental points of reference in design are
efficiency,
availability and creativity.

 

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Reference;
- Designed by Rodrigo Sanchez, Madrid
- Created y Jerome Corgier and Lara Captan
- Created by Brock Davis
Influences on my 3D letterform
- The process of creating the letterform; by sliting a paper
into lines and then forming a letterform structure from
the slited piece of paper
- The arch and rounded form of the letterform
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My 3D Letterform Design
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Pollyscene, Polly Verity
 GRYPHON 2007

I very like how the artist builds up an individual letter together into 
a sculpture, it makes the work looks more extraordinary and adds feelings
into the work. Looking at this work, I feel like I see small organisms
gather together into a big living creature.

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Polyscene, Polly Verity GRYPHON 2007
2007
Materials; Sliver wire, 
Acid free tissue paper,
Acid free tracing paper
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     3D typography designs 
using papers as a material to produce the work
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Origami
-- I find that the technique that I used
to create my primary letterform is
similar to the way of creating orogami. --
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Origami 
is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture.
In modern usage, the word "origami" is used as an inclusive term for
all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin.The goal is to
transform a flat sheet square of paper into a finished sculpture through folding
and sculpting techniques.

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origami)
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Moving image research
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Heart for the Homeless “It’s Your Move” Cardboard City Video
The “It’s Your Move” video aims to minimise wastage and 
damage to the environment where those moving home can
“register their move” and “make their move count”. By giving
the cardboard boxes to a
 charity in the area and
redistributing them to those in need or to help fund crisis
counseling and emergency housing and so much more. Instead of
the unwanted goods going to landfill, we want to see unwanted
goods going straight to those who need them.

This video is trying to encourage people to think about donate their

unwanted goods to someone less fortunate in the community through
the organisation as well as being kind to the environment. The use of
the stopmotion and cardboard as materials for the props is very
stunning and absolutly be able to catch the audiences' attention.
This video was made from 2500 photos of 450 cardboard cut-outs to simultaneously
create something beautiful and creative while helping to bring resources to those
in need. I would say that this campaigning video is very effective and has acheived
its purpose.

 

 
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Influences on my short film
- Using cardboards as a material to produce
props in the video

(For our group video, we did not take artist's concept or idea of their work
as an inspiration, we create our own concept and the way our video would be
presented.However, we got influences for our techniques and materials that
we could use in ourwork from the researches.)
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My primary research
(photographs)
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-- I went to CSM library to do a research for my printmaking project.
 
I was focusing on the artists who include strong contrasts,
negative
and positive spaces in their work.

I decided to look at
printmaking work of Karl Schmidt-Rottluff's as
an inspiration for my piece. I very like the strong contrast and
the bold and clear shape of lines
in his work. These elements gives feelings
and emotions to his work. His work becomes more strong and powerful--

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Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
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Schmidt-Rottluff was a German painter and member of 
the Expressionist movement Die Brücke.  Today,
Schmidt-Rottluff’s works are included in the collections
of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Städel Musuem
in Frankfurt am Main, the Tate Gallery in London, and
the Albertina in Vienna, among others.
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Kopf / Head of a Woman
Original woodcut, 1918.
(The upper right corner is not torn; there is a big margin; 
that is simply the way Schmidt-Rottluff cut the block.)
127x88mm
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KOPF EINES MANNES“ 1922. 
Woodcut on Japan paper. 
27,8 x 19,9 cm
 
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Other researches on printmaking
From Printmaking History and Procress
(a book by Donald Saff and Deli Sacilotto)
and Printmaking Traditional and Contemporary
Techniques (by Ann d'Arcy Hughes and
Hebe Vernon-Morris)
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The way the colours fade from red-yellow at the top to the black-yellow at the bottom 
brings
this work to life. The colours together with the posture of the portrait present
a sense of intenseness and tension to the piece. It looks like this angel is a very
mean angle or something happens and the angle gets very angry and annoyed about it.
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The Overlighting Angel by Ann d'Arcy Hughes
50 x 40 cm
Soft Japanese ply woodcut with Chine colle.
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Other examples of layout
that I found interesting
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Book Cover
Director: Roseanne Serra

 

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