New Title

After seeing the third years work, Its been really inspiring to me to continue with my project in new and interesting ways. One of which is a title for mu project and perhaps a new font?

I chose the title ‘AND I SURVIVE”. Which I got of the video in my previous post, from the Gigi space Odyssey piece by Harpers Bazaar. The music I found so interesting and deep, not only this, but I thought this collection of words could work very well to my target market because some may think it’s edgy and goes with the space theme which I think it does. Many people have lost there lives attempting to gain more knowledge of outer space, but many like Neil Armstrong have managed to overcome the fear and survived this adventure.

But if I’m thinking about this on a much deeper level, I want to point out that being a young aged girl in education. With lots of pressure on you to look good and do well in your studies, many people (not only girls) suffer with different forms of depression and anxiety. Which I think is like a bigger meaning behind the words, to me anyway. This is something I want to subtly suggest in these words. But to whom ever may be reading this, they can take on there own ideas of what the words can mean.

I started playing around with the idea of using this title, first of all with the font I have been using throughout this project, which is cleverly called transformers. thinking about it now, it just seems slightly boring, its not WOW enough for me, especially with this title. I continued looking anyway and found three others that I liked the look of called: Locus Resistance, Skirmisher and Rapier. The second one to me jumps out the most because the texture on the letters created the impression of a rock or perhaps the moon? Plus because the text is bold I think it creates a lasting effect. The third one, in my head now looks to me as if its a quirky Japanese font, which although some people told me they like best, I don’t think it works for my project. The last one also looks quirky, with emphasis on the A and R which I like but it’s just not as bold as the second one, and when I consider my project, I want it to make a lasting impact on people. Thats why I’ve chosen to change my font and use this second font here in the image called Locus Resistance. I’ve tested them all out in multiple colours, within my colour pallet and think it looks best in blue and the shiny silver I’ve attempted to create.

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With my new title and font chosen I wanted to put it onto my mock ups to see how effective they were. Here’s what I created: Let me know what you think.

Personally I felt like I was struggling to find three designs that collectively worked together, making them all interesting and all visually pleasing each one on it’s own. But I think this collection of three works really well. They all contain similar colours, interesting motifs, and the text stands out and works well I think.

Gigi Hadid’s Space Odyssey

I’ve recently been scrolling through Instagram to find one of my favourite models, modelling for Harpers Bazaar with the space theme, due to NASA’s involvement.

Although not much is said about NASA in the article, she quotes on Instagram: ‘an unforgettable visit to #NASA’. These photo’s taken by Mariano Vivanco are so interesting to me, these give me a lot of inspiration to continue looking at this project. Take a look and see for yourself:

With such beautiful fashion designs, capturing the body in very different ways, all mostly metallic which I love. And all the backgrounds are unique and interesting but also edgy, giving of an alien vibe which is perfect for my recent project.

New Patterns

After receiving my feedback I wanted to continue with my project by creating some new prints and using my plastics in a different way to give me more interesting things to hang for my end of year show. I started looking back at some of my old drawings and I became really confused as to what new motifs I could use. I thought about continuing with this circuit board theme and started messing around with some small patterns on photoshop. Initially as a tester I created the basic pattern, and then separated it into the four sections, moved them around and added more patterns in order to create the repeat. As you can see I started with this one, and made it into a repeat, but I thought there was to much white space, so I left this one and continued with the new pattern.

But before I did this, I started looking at different colour ways for this design. personally I really like the original in white, blue and green because it looks clean and precise. But as you can see I have continued to look at more which also work.

This is the second design I created, starting with the same original piece but this time I added lots more into the design, including new squares and circles to fill the square more, leaving less white space. These three images show how i created the design, adding more to the initial pattern, and then taking it into four squares, moving them to the opposite corner and adding more pattern to fill the space. Doing this on photoshop instead of paper makes creating repeat patterns easy.

I used this finalised pattern and created a few different colours ways using my original colour scheme. My favourite was is the blue, with the pink and green on top. It looks really futuristic and clean, but the colours are bright and quirky. I want to test this pattern onto plastic but unfortunately I don’t own any blue plastic because thats the only colour I didn’t buy.

These are some CAD visuals I created looking at garments, instead of stationery. After talking with Irene, the fashion teacher a few weeks ago, I decided I’m really interested in incorporating more fashion into my textiles work, and I think this pattern works really nicely onto these clothes as CAD visuals. Although I can’t now go back and complete a fashion course because I’m in second year, I will try my best next year to work along side the fashion teacher more and learn as much as possible in order to gain more skills to try get a job in the fashion industry in the future.

Going back to my stationery, I have created a mock up book with a similar pattern to this one. Take a look: The first one is just the repeating pattern, which looks fine, but just slightly boring. The second one I made took me ages, creating a pattern using all the pieces of the old patterns I had created, but it doesn’t repeat and I also included a title with the font I have been using for this project. I think this looks much more interesting, with less white space and more different shapes.

With this second mock up book, I’ve tested some alternative colour ways, which I think although don’t go so well with the theme. I think the overall style looks great. Especially the pastel colour scheme. Its subtle and cute for my target market, although it could be argued that the orange is funky and also is good for my target market.