Today we were re-creating the pictograms we created in class on illustrator. Personally I am quite pleased with the results. They look quite similar to the originals made by cutting the shapes out with a scalpel, and I would even go as far to say that they look better because they look a lot more tidier than the handmade originals. The use of a computer programme adds to the simplicity of the pictograms which adds to the effectiveness of the images.
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I created a cat on illustrator.
In all fairness I didn’t really think of what style the cat should be before I created it. I was just hopeful that it would turn out to be something that resembles a cat-like creature. Sadly it looks like a dog, however I think that it is cute anyway.
This is a geometric shape arrangement, similar to those that we created today on Adobe Illustrator. I like this image because although it is simplistic. I think that is part of the charm of it.
My painting/work in progress for my real and unreal project.
This will be developed into a poster for my fast food campaign which highlights the bad contents and ingredients in a lot of fast food such as monosodium glutamate.
Creating pretty geometric shapes on Adobe Illustrator.
Young American artist Michael Volpicelli specializes in creating detailed portraits of people and animals exclusively out of written words related to them. After serving in Iraq and suffering a serious back injury, Volpicelli says art helped him recover and now he wants to share his talent with the world.
I like the idea of using words to create art. I think that it causes the image to have a hidden meaning and it is actually quite effective. I plan on using this effect in the future.
I like the unique style in this piece, it is very unusual and I haven’t seen anything similar to it before. I would like to create an art piece similar to this.
As part of Unit 3 for my project I am working on the fashion designer Maison Martin Margiela, commonly titled as the ‘the god of agent garde fashion’. I find his works to be rather unique and interesting, using odd materials to create wearable clothing items. For example, I find the image of the coat made from garment label fastenings to be very interesting and it actually creates quite a nice effect.
The only issue I have with this artist is that he is rumoured to not even have much of a role in the creation of the items. Part of what makes them so fascinating is the amount of time that is expected to be put into them, however Maison hires people to create his work which I think is essentially taking credit for something that isn’t yours. This is why I am in both minds about whether I like “this artist’s work”.
After going back over my ‘real and unreal’ project I have decided to adapt it into a fast food campaign, stemming from my painting of the woman in a Mcdonald’s uniform that I have previously posted. I want to add posters showing the dangers of fast food and how some of the ingredients can be damaging to you.
The clpwn images are relevant because they help me to gather images on my next idea for a poster which is going to show a character looking similar to Ronald Mcdonald forcing a hamburger down somebodies throat. In the background I plan on creating headlines on how MSG (Monosodium Glutamate), a very addictive substance found in processed foods, is often put into fast food and how it is essentially taking away the free will of their customers by making them addicted to this product.
The facebook drug themed images are also relevant because I also plan on creating fast-food inspired versions of these, once again to show the addictive nature of MSG. Dr Mercola even said that ”Monosodium Glutamate has been known to be as addictive as illegal drugs, nicotine and alcohol.”
Today we evaluated a selection of logos without knowing what company they represented.
Here is my evaluation for this ‘Dutch Railways’ logo.
I thought that this logo could represent two sectors of industry in particular. Firstly I thought that it would work for a chemistry related company, such as a science lab etc. The main reason behind this is because the logo looks like the symbol for ‘reversible reaction’ shown in many chemistry equations. This would make the logo very recognisable to people within that industry because people would immediately know what sector the company is in.
I also discussed that this logo could represent a car company. This is because the arrows show movement, something that cars are obviously well known for, which makes the logo very relevant to that industry.
I predicted that the target consumer for this company would be scientists and people working within chemistry because at the time I thought that this was a chemistry related company.
I discussed that the logo looked ongoing and could symbolise endless travelling. There is no end to the track and instead it has a continuous pattern.