Monthly Archives: September 2015

“Self Portrait project”

In this project i was instructed to create a digital collage based on our own personality and thoughts. we were instructed to use pictures from the internet and assemble them together to create a unique artwork. this project is pretty simple but it takes time to find the right image to be used for this project.

here are the following steps on making this self potrait collage:

First Step
First Step
Second Step(edit the second picture)
Second Step(edit the second picture)
Third Step (combine the two picture together and fill up the hole with the patch tool)
Third Step (combine the two picture together and fill up the hole with the patch tool)
cut out the human figure from the third picture and copy it to the self potrait
cut out the human figure from the third picture and copy it to the self potrait.
Finishing touches
Finishing touches

For the example i use one of my rejected design because i have no screenshots for the process of the final one

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“Stamp Design Based On Indonesia’s Tourist Attraction”

During digital design class, we got a new task of creating a vector stamp based on famous places in Indonesia.  I choose the island of Manado as my main inspiration for the stamp, i start by collecting some sample photos from the internet and start making a moodboard.

moodboard
moodboard

I design the stamp in Adobe Illustrator since its the best program for creating vector art. by using the pen tool i was able to trace the photographs of the famous places and able to create a vector version of it. For the choice of colors in my stamp i use bold and earthy colours such as blue, green and brown, the reason i choose this particular set of colours because i want to show the natural beauty of Indonesia.

Creating your own Typeface

note: This a Diary Therefore it will be Updated

In my Typography class we were tasked to create our own Font/Typeface based on an object that can be collected in our classroom. For five minutes we search the room for object that can be use for the inspiration of the font. After five minute has passed each of us already found the object were gonna use as an inspiration and my object is a Pocket Knife.

knife
Pocket Knife.

After i got my inspirational Object i started doing some brainstorming and doodle them in my sketchbook, I try first to understand the mechanism of the object then  tried to utilize to form an alphabet. After some time i managed to come up with sketches of some of alphabets but with this i managed to figure out how to use this object to create an Alphabet from A-Z.

Early Sketches
Early Sketches

After im finish with all the sketches i started drawing my typeface in A3 Paper and making sure its presentation ready. Having all the sketches with me makes this part really easy since all i need to do is to follow the sketches in my sketchbook. I start drawing my Typeface with an HB pencil and finishing with a drawing Pen. After i finish with my Typeface i come up with an Idea for the name of my Typeface which is “The SwitchBlade Font”.

After we all present our Typeface to the whole class our mentor gives us a new tasked which is to create a Stop motion video which will be used to promote our own typeface.

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I started on doing some sketches of the storyboard for my but the problem in this project is how do i make this stop motion video. the object i had is not that common to find therefore i planned to use papers that shaped to look like the pocket knife, i separate the blade from the body so i can show the audience the mechanism of the blade that inspire my typeface.

The merchandise:

At first i started to do some sketches for the merchandise, then i started to pick three of my merchandise sketches and turn it into a real

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merchandise sketches
merchandise sketches

In the end i pick keychain,pin, and mug:

The final merchandise
The final merchandise

i choose this three types of merchandise because its convenient and easy to print.

Typeface poster:

i started creating my posters straight in illustrator. i send my first poster design to my mentor for a quality control, she says that my first poster design is tocomplex and it overpowers the typeface itself. After the qc i started remaking the poster with a more simpler design.

final typo poster
final typo poster

Japanese Book Binding

Last month my comping class mentor taught me how to create our own Japanese book binding.

At first when my mentor showed us the process i tough its gonna be complicated but when tried it myself it feels really simple and easy to memorise, the only intricate part of this book binding process is the consistency and neatness when doing the cutting and punch holing the paper. But Overall its a very simple process.

After the class session my mentor tasked us to create 3 Japanese book binding using three different sizes of paper ranging from A4-A6. For the cover of my Book i use carton paper wrapped with gift wrapping paper in order to create a unique texture and for the actual body of the book i uses normal white paper.

Materials Needed

The Materials Needed
The Materials Needed
  • Scissors
  • Bone Folder
  • Three sheets of 18in x 24in (approx 46cm x 61cm) Drawing Paper or sketchbook paper
  • Sheet of thick handmade paper or card stock
  • Waxed linen thread
  • Bookbinding Needle
  • Awl
  • Ruler
  • Triangle (or set square)
  • Cutter

“Top 10 Typography Artist”

In this week i decided to make a top 10 list of the most inspirational typography artist that ive came across in my research. And here are the list:

Number 10. Christopher wool

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Wool is best known for his paintings of large, black, stenciled letters on white canvases. Using a system of alliteration, with the words often broken up by a grid system, or with the vowels removed (as in ‘TRBL’ or ‘DRNK’), Wool’s word paintings often demand reading aloud to make sense.Wool is a New York Based Typographer.

Number 9: Baron Fig

Baron Fig- Oscar Wilde quotes
Baron Fig- Oscar Wilde quotes

Number 8: Lex Wilson:

High Low-Lex Wilson
High Low-Lex Wilson

is a Creative from Cambridge, UK, currently living in Nottingham. Specialisms: graphic design, typography, illustration. His well known style is to use perspective and shading in order to create 3 dimensional typography on paper.

Number 7: Sabeena Karnik

May-Sabeena Karnik
May-Sabeena Karnik

Mumbai based designer Sabeena Karnik combines both typography and paper art. Specialising in paper sculpturing and acrylic murals, Karnik loves to work with paper and exploring its ‘endless possibilities’. Creating 3D, calligraphy inspired typography sculptures, Karnik has produced a number of illustrations for magazines across the world.

Number 6: Thuy May Tit

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D-Thuy May Tit

Vietnamese student Thuy May Tit loves design – especially when it comes to creative typography. She’s already come up with a whole host of inspirational lettering – including this intricate and incredibly detailed ‘Whispered Garden’ alphabet.

Number 5: Charles William

Charles Williams
Now-Charles Williams

Typographer, illustrator and graphic designer,Charles Williams is currently based in London. Represented by Agency Rush, his client list has already included Adobe, Nike and Converse. This typography examples was designed for a corporate document produced by Performics, a Boston-based branding company.

Number 4: Tomaz Biernat

Coffeebook-Tommaz Biernat
Coffeebook-Tomasz Biernat

Tomasz Biernat specialises in old school lettering – often recreating those custom typefaces that hark back to chalk boards and elaborate calligraphy. His typography has been seen on prints, posters and t-shirts as well as bigger installations.

Number 3: Alex Trochut

Ketchup and Mustard- Alex Trochut
Ketchup and Mustard- Alex Trochut

Alex Trochut is a typographer and graphic designer based in Barcelona. He has been working as a freelancer since 2007 and has gained clients such as Pepsi, Wallpaper* and Audi. His experimental style has gained him critical acclaim from across the board and with a philosophy of ‘more is more,’ his array of work is a perfect example of embracing the endless spectrum of font formats.

Number 2: Albert Trulls

typrface-Alber Trulls
typeface-Alber Trulls

Albert Trulls is a graphic designer, illustrator and letterer based in Barcelona. After working in a number of design studios and agencies, Albert is now a freelancer. When designing type, Albert develops the conceptual part first and then tries to come up with a suitable and innovative solution. That way, the concept goes together with the form.

Number 1:  Nina Greiger

Send-Nina Greiger
Send-Nina Greiger

Nina Grreiger is an illustrator and graphic designer hailing from Cracow in Poland. She combines typography with craft and the results are some of the most beautiful fonts we’ve ever come across.

This particular example was an experiment with embroidery on paper, using different shapes and forms. I love it!

The Unusual Wearable Project

Introduction:

In this project i was tasked by my mentor to create a wearable object such as head dress, necklace, and bracelet by using unusual materials. The challenge of this project is that we have to create this wearable object based on one out of three themes which is: Love, Sorrow, and Anger.

For the theme i decided that im gonna pick Love, the reason i pick this theme is because there are lots of things that can be related to it. After i pick the theme i started to do some research on my theme which is “love” and i start to think that love is not only for our soulmate or our family but also for our friends thats when i came up with and idea of creating some sort of a friendship Bracelet. I started to do some sketches of the ideas and form of the wearable that im going to create. I decided that Im gonna use straws as the main component of my Wearable because i love the unique way that straws can be shaped into different wearable object such as Necklace and bracelet and also the unique texture and feels to it.

The Early Doodles
The Early Doodles

I decided to start making the prototypes for my wearables and so i collected two more types of unusual object which is Sablon String and coloured Paper clip. The reason i pick this two items is because they add more texture to the wearable. Since im planning to make a some kind of friendship bracelet which most of the time is crafted using strings i utilize the sablon string by wrapping it around the straws in order to create something simmilar to a friendship bracelet.

comparison of the Real friendship bracelet and my prototype:

Example of a friend ship bracelet
Example of a friendship bracelet
The Prototype
The Prototype

After consulting with my mentor about the prototype and the future of my final product I decided that i need to research more about wearables that are crafted using straws because according to my mentor i need to utilize the straws more than i utilize the other minor objects. In the middle of my research i stumble on different examples of wearable that were created using straws and i notice that most of the example utilize the different colour the straws provide and also the way it can be cut and joint together. I decided that i will change my wearable type from a bracelet into a necklace due to the fact i could utilize the straw more when using it to craft a necklace.

After doing more suggestive research i set out to buy coloured straws which is the final component needed in order to create the finish product.

Sketch of the final Product
Sketch of the final Product

Creating the final Product:

Materials For The Final Product
Materials For The Final Product: 1. Black Straws 2. Coloured Straws 3. Sablon String 4. Paper Clips 5. Scissor 6. Korean Glue

After buying all the materials for the wearable started to create the product itself. i begin by creating the body of the necklace which is made by joining four black straws and wrapping them with the Sablon strings which is similar to the way i create my prototype.The next thing i do is creating the triangular form using the colourful straws for the main body and using the black straws for joining all the coloured straws together. After that joint the base of the two triangular forms  by using the korean in order to create a new form.

Working of the triangular Form
Working of the triangular Form

After finishing the triangular forms its time to joint together the combined Triangular forms with the body of the necklace itself. At first i tried to joint them together by using the sablon strings i have but it turns out it wasn’t strong enough to hold them together, so i go back and use the korean glue to stick them together. it took me around 2 hours to fix and re adjust the product in order to match it with the one in the sketch layout but in the end i manage to pull through.

The Final Result:

The Triangles Of Love And Friendship
The Triangles Of Love And Friendship

Conclusion:

At the end of the project i realize that if i have better planning and sense of direction at the start i can achieve better result in this project but however im very proud  on what i have learn and achieve in this project.