Collection: UNIT ONE

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IDEA FACTORY

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Brainstorm of words

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Meaning of vinyl

vinyl
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1mass noun Synthetic resin or plastic consisting of polyvinyl chloride or a related polymer, used for wallpapers and other covering materials and for gramophone records.
‘the vinyl is cut to size with a craft knife’
as modifier ‘vinyl floor tiles’
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1.1 Vinyl used as the standard material for records.
‘fans had to wait almost a year before the song eventually appeared on vinyl’
as modifier ‘sales of vinyl recordings’
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1.2count noun A vinyl record.
‘he had plenty of tapes and vinyls’
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Ideas on how to develop my words into actual products.

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Robin Monotti & Mark Titman: WATERING HOLES, The Royal Parks, London

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Was very inspired by this fountain that I came across at Holland Park because of how it was perforated making the holes in it very large, large enough so that the people would be able to send their heads inside to drink the water.
This idea of being able to have human body parts move within the sculpture immediately struck a chord and I started to imagine the same for my piece. I think what I loved the most about this sculpture was the fact that it was in the middle of the park and was accessible to everyone, which is my one of ideas to have every day people in the two vinyl boxes.

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Inspiration for the second box (optimist)

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This primary research was about finding out ways of how to manipulate vinyl. We were intrigued by the way in which the material was perforated and how to work with it .The way in which the hole was cut out from the material, gave idea of how comfortable I can be with working with vinyl.

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Brand Van Egmond -Lighting Sculpture.

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Variation on the form of an anchor" by Tristram Hillier

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The "overwhelming scale" of the structure depicted in Hillier's painting inspired the large scale of our vinyl boxes as we wanted to achieve a similar impact on our viewers of eye-catching overwhelming. As well as this the ambiguity of the structure as well as the perforation helped me to communicate to the rest of my group how I pictured our vinyl boxes to appear to viewers by showing them this painting. 

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Graphic designer Tom Baber adopts a hands-on approach to typography

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FINAL PEICE

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TYPE

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TYPE research

Was very interesting in the work of Tom Baber in how he creates the letters by hand and then gets them printed out in a very ancient style.
I would say that when he overlaps his letters repeatedly really draws my attention because it makes the letters look more abstract and as if they are flowing on each other.

http://www.itsnicethat.com/features/tom-baber-graphic-design-the-graduates-060717

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Making Of My Own Front

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This was one of my letters that inspired me to create my final design. What I like about this letter is the geometric shapes and cuts on them. Equally like how the gap between the two letters are very visible and someone makes it more abstract and different. I chose this letter because I find it had the most potential to create the 4 other letters using this same aesthetic.

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Research into the name of my font.

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While searching for a name for my letters, I wasn't sure on what exactly I would call them as I didn't think about that before making the letters. So I started to analysis the space around and between the letters then I first came up with the name GAP However I wasn't entirely pleased with this as it sounded common. By using thesaurus, I came up with the name INTERSPACE because of the meaning and also the connection it had to my work.

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The meaning of my word

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Researching ideas

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Experiment with water

When we took this photo, we wanted to use the water to show how we waste water just to wash our hands but we wanted the water to be dirty and we realised this after we took this photo and wanted to experiment with making the water more dirty.

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Experiment/ primary research

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After we finished brainstorming and coming up with ideas, we then wanted to go out and visually reach and experiment ways in which we could film our video. So we looked at ways in which we could make the water muddy and how we are going to involve the body. We started to experiment with the idea to pour the muddy water on different parts of the body to show how we neglect the fact that we have clean water every day to clean our selves.

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This was also one of our ideas to show the contrast between our drinking water here in the UK vs the one in some parts of Africa. This experiment with was just so we could really understand our project before going in to make a video. 

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Experimenting with the idea of making the water dirty.

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Water statistics

The situation of access to clean water and sanitation in rural Africa is even more dismal than the previous statistics imply. The WHO (2006) stated that, in 2004, only 16% of people in sub-Saharan Africa had access to drinking water through a household connection (an indoor tap or a tap in the yard). Not only is there poor access to readily accessible drinking water, even when water is available in these small towns, there are risks of contamination due to several factors.

When wells are built and water sanitation facilities are developed, they are improperly maintained to due to limited financial resources. Water quality testing is not performed as often as is necessary, and lack of education among the people utilizing the water source leads them to believe that as long as they are getting water from a well, it is safe. Once a source of water has been provided, quantity of water is often given more attention than quality of water (Awuah, Nyarko, Owusu, & Osei-Bonsu, 2009).

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Pugh explores the extremities offered by the elements and the raw physicality of humanity

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Gareth Pugh S/S 18

Route to Heaven

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PRINTMAKING REPORTAGE

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Library research

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Many of Whiteread's works are casts of ordinary domestic objects and, in numerous cases, their so-called negative space. For example, she is known for making solid casts of the open space in and around pieces of furniture such as tables and chairs, architectural details and even entire rooms and buildings. She says the casts carry "the residue of years and years of use" Whiteread mainly focuses on the line and the form for her pieces.

While still at the Slade, Whiteread cast domestic objects and created her first sculpture, Closet. She made a plaster cast of the interior of a wooden wardrobe and covered it with black felt. It was based on comforting childhood memories of hiding in a dark closet.

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The first manifesto

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Manifesto

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Pessimist meaning

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We started this project by having to looking at three different words that each had their on meaning. However the task was to be inspired by this words (pessimism vinyl and perforate) and to come up with ideas that combines all the three words together.

At first, looking in to the word pessimism was a bit tricky because I didn't know what the actual meaning of the word was, but however, after finding out what the true meaning of the word was, I decided to look at the mentally aspect of it and wanted to highlight the difference between pessimistic and optimistic people.

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Own image of a Perforated object

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Because my process was perforate, and my material was vinyl, I stared to look at different ways in which I combine these two words and create something that shows them both in a positive way.

I started to look at some of the objects around me that were perforated and was also looking for objects that were vinyl. Doing this research, I discovered that these two things hardly get combined and threw out I just kept thinking of how to make that happen.
Being very inspired by the metal perforated objects around the room I started to think of how I could have perforated vinyl to show a negative and positive aspect of pessimism.

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visting a vinyl shop.

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AMY CUDDY -Your body language may shape who you are

The impression of  this lecture on body dynamics real caught my attention, in a way of how men and women communicate with their body language and gestures. Gestures that form our daily lives and speak about our mental state. I have used the research to help my develop my idea of people interactions within various environments and how it affects their behaviour in different ways. The information I have received from this video will help me direct the main idea of the performance.

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Research on the shape of the box.

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Idea for perforated cube walls (pessimism side)

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Ideas on the location.

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ideas for the location / Trafalgar Square

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TOM BABER

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As a result, Tom’s projects play on the strength of an apt typeface, and often, typography is the only visual element in his projects. This is seen in the overlaying of one typeface repeatedly in a hot pink, and Tom’s book, New Faces: Typographic design in the twenty-first century”, where a bold sans serif is brazenly printed on to cloth binding.

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Inspiration form a BAUHAUS painting.

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With this Bauhaus painting, I was inspired by the way the geometric shapes were all overlapping creating a very distorted piece of art.
I also was captivated by the very vibrant the colours and the way in which they it was arranged. I think the fact that not all the shapes had colour makes the image subtle not overwhelming but just enough to get the viewers’ attention.

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The letter E

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Wasn't entirely sure on how I was going to photograph my letters without changing the colour that I used  as a background because I was using natural light, how every I was very pleased with the effects that the light created by making some of the images red and the others pink. Would love to develop this idea further and use it doing the illustrator part of this project.

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Exploring ideas for the final letter A

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Developing my front forward by creating another letter in the same style but this time  was thinking about the size and how it would look photographically. However I wasn't sure on how to do photography it in a way that would show  all the layers without changing the front. Decided to photograph its on the window creating a silhouette so that the other letters could be the main characters.

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PROJECT BRIEF

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STATISTICS.

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WaterAid No Choice TV advert

EXPERIMEMTAL VIDEO (Ideas towards my final video)

Ideas towards my final video

After taking a virility of photographs and have experimented with all the possible ways in which we could visually communicate our ideas, we then started to think about ways in which we could film our video and how we would edit it by putting them together to make a 30mins moving image. I then decided to go home and start to create the videos however this wasn't the final shoots as we were only experimenting. 

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FINAL VIDEO

PRINTMAKING 

 

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PRINTMAKING REPORTAGE

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WHITE SPACE

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Paul Gauguin

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Robert Ryman

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Ryman is often classified as a minimalist, but he prefers to be known as a "realist" because he is not interested in creating illusions, but only in presenting the materials he has used in compositions at their face value.  Ryman is not a picture painter. he works with real light and space, and since real light is an important aspect of the paintings, it always presents some problems.

The majority of his works feature abstract expressionist-influenced brushwork in white or off-white paint on square canvas or metal surfaces. A lifelong experimenter with media, Ryman has painted and/or drawn on canvas, linen, steel, aluminum, plexiglas, lumasite, vinyl, fiberglass, corrugated paper, burlap, newsprint, wallpaper, jute sacking, fiberplate, a composite material called gator board, feather board, handmade paper, and acrilivin. He has used painted and/or drawn with oil, acrylic, encaustic, Lascaux acrylic, casein, enamel, pastel, oil pastel, graphite, guache, and enamelac. Ryman has also experimented with printmaking, creating etchings, aquatints, lithographs, and silkscreens. His most famous quote is "There is never any question of what to paint only how to paint."

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Ilya and Emilia Kabakov / Tate Morden

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The exhibition of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov really inspired me and left an emotional mark on me . Their work is really progresive and different from most of the artist from the western block because it has developed in an informational isolation of soviet union. The main aim of their work is to describe and evoke imprisonment by soviet regime.
The more assertive I tried to be the more shocked I felt by the abuse of the regime andI imagined that all of their art emodies disability of free expresion which a lot of us take for granted .

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Final video

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