Sunday, 20 December 2009

Maritime Experiments






The images above are further work I have been doing on a college project called the Maritime Project. The images above are toner photocopies of my 3D physical sculptures. I believe the low-tech feel of the images makes the objects look much more aged. The main appeal of these images to me is the way that they make the objects look very much like x-rayed bones. This theme is one I have explored in the main project (linked above). The top two images are my main pieces and the two below them are alternate experiments with a similar theme. The lower two images show an "Extension Cord" that has been shaped to to suggest the whole skeleton of a whale (with ribs and tail).


Sunday, 13 December 2009

Tablet

As my gold-plated USB, Razer Diamondback mouse died on me recently I have been using the touch pad on my laptop. This is not good for anything really. So, I have just bought a Wacom, Bamboo electronic pen and tablet for my PC. I am excited to get it because my tendons on the back of my hands are starting to ache.

Logo by Michael Evamy

"A logo is like a lens that an organisation holds up to itself. If there is light behind the lens in the form of outstanding products, a memorable customer experience and excellent supplier relationships, it will shine; the logo will offer a piercing beam of positive associations. If there in no light, there is nothing to see and swapping the lens will not make a blind bit of difference."

I read this in a book I am currently reading. I just think that this quote is really true so I thought I would put it on here.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Weathered logo revisited.




I have revisited the logo I designed for Weathered Clothing because after a few chats, I decided that my first logo was a little too unorigonal. The logo I have now settled on was one of my inital ideas for the logo and I have developed it to this. I feel the use of two different, yet recognisable icons, combine in such a way looks interesting (as well as being a visual pun on the company name).




Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Maritime Project



Above is an image of my final piece for a four day fine are project. The project was to create a sculpture/object that was inspired by a trip to the Hull Maritime Museum. More accurately, it was to use a found object in some way to create these inspired works. This could have involved resurfacing an object or deforming it for example.
My inspiration came from looking at the skeletons of the different whale species and the uses for the different bones of the animals. I was looking for objects when i came across a three-way plug adapter and began to see similarities in shape/form/colour etc between it and a single vertebrae. This exploration lead to my development of the "Spine" structure. I researched further into electrical peripherals and began to make more connections to the skeletal structure of whales and many electrical objects. This may be due to the nature of the insulative nature of the materials and their function.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

170gsm Cards.

I have recently began a project that involves me designing and making cards. My design plays on the weighting of different papers and cards and was partly inspired my the "Self descriptive" nature of a painting by John Balderssari. When I began designing the card I intended to use no ink and only a single piece of card. I experiemented with this idea and I am still developing it and hope that It will soon be a reality. I also experimented with ink to label the card which I feel creates a very contrasting image that is easily viewed. I designed the card in a very minimalist fasion to emphasise the card as the most important aspect of the design (rather than any decorative aspect that a traditional card would have). I have also created Christmas and Valentines Day cards that I will soon show on my blog. If you are interested in purchasing any of my cards then simply email me at callum_copley@hotmail.co.uk to arrage it. They are £1 each with a hand made envelope but I will discount larger orders.


Above is my first edition of my hand made birthay cards

Above are my inital experiments using the lead letters and the 170gsm card
Above you can see the way the card has been indented by the hammering of the letters.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Ink and Glass

video
Here is some work that I created in my Fine Art studio session this week. The video shows the projected image of a slides I created. The slide contain varying amounts of sticky tape, dried ink and wet Indian ink. I chose to video the projection of the pieces as I found that the resulting images looked very interesting. They seemed to resemble a Eukaryotic cell in both colour and structure which was even more interesting considering that the ink was between two slides (like a microscope). I found the way the ink moved across the slide quite eerie for some reason. In some slides not shown in the video I managed to make the ink move extremely slowly (about 2cm per minute). This work with ink reminded me of the work by Andrei Molodkin involving ink and oil.

Close up still.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Weathered



Man Walking is now Weathered Clothing.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Man Walking Logos



The above are logo ideas for the company "Man Walking - Clothing". I experimented with contrasting thin, intricate lines on the illustration with heavy, bold lines in the text. I used monotones to allow the logo to be used in a much more versatile way in the future. This logo is one of the first pieces of work I have created using Adobe Illustrator and
Photoshop together and I feel that it has worked well. I have the logo in vector form so I can use it much more diversely now. Please look at my work full screen by clicking on the image.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Tape Collection.

Here is a photo of all the different types of sticky tape I could find that I own. I have more than this but they are repeats (three rolls of masking tape) and I decided not to include them in the photo. I have this much tape mainly for use in my sketchbooks. I will soon have several new logos up on my blog that I have been working on recently.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Climbing Montage 2



Here is another image I have created about climbing (purely for fun)

Thursday, 5 November 2009

A Portrait Of Myself.

This piece is influenced by Magrite and Baldessari.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

More work

After november the 11th I will have alot more work up here. All of my AS and A2 work will be given back to me from college and I will scan a good deal in.

Another bit of fun.



Please view this full size. This was inspired by Kosta Stratigos. It is just a bit of fun advertising rock climbing in all its glory.

A bit of fun.

New header

I created a new header by doing alot of alteration on some vector images of animals. It should read the word graphic. I hope it is clear - if not please tell me.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Ceramics Work

Here is a bit of experimentation I did in my 6 days of ceramics work at college.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Messy Mess

In my first session ever screen-printing/letter pressing I found an old glove that I though looked great. It was lathered in ink and contrasted the crisp posters I was creating at the time. I decided to play around with using a glove as a canvas for working on and come up with the following.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Current Activities

Of late I have been working pretty hard on my foundation course work. I have been experimenting alot with different processes. In the past few weeks I have been plaster casting, mould-making, Letter pressing and Print screening. It has been fun and I will soon exhibit some work on here. I am also working on a few tee designs which i hope to make and sell.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Leggott Brochure

Below is an example of the brochure I was asked to create for the John Leggott end of year arts exhibiton. I went for a very clean and neat piece of design as not to detract from the work itself exhibited within. I used the theme of circles and dots which reflects the circular logo of the college.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

New Typeface



Here is a typeface I have been working on for quite a while. I haven't actually made it into a functional typeface yet because that costs money but the idea is there anyway.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Hard at work.

Hi, i have been working very hard lately, improving some of my college work and also creating a booklet for the college art exhibit (as well as posters for it and other events). I will soon have the finished pieces up here. I am looking forward to it.

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Home

Iforgot to mention the i am now back from america. It was fun but now i am back to graphics. I have been busy with deadlines and exams latley. I am still looking for extra work though (because I am hardcore).

Monday, 13 April 2009

USA

I go to the usa tomorow. Hopefully there will be some good graphic design.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Not Exactly Graphic

Hello, I am reluctant to post this because it is actually product design and this is my graphic design blog but what the hell, I don't have anywhere else. This is my A2 product design project. It is a bag that contains tubes that hold clothes rolled up. The idea is that rolled clothes don't crease so this is a benefit and also that the clothes are stored more efficiently (either in outfits and by day) in separate tubes.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Land of the free, Home of the brave

I am travelling to New York City and Washington DC in the USA on Tuesday the 14th. I Will be distubuting my cards and advertising www.red-tips.com and i am very excited. I just thought i would mention that. Please comment me whilst i am away. Thanks

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

My First Typography

Hello people. I have today created my first ever typography. It is inspired by the a mixture of Neville Brody and Ralph Stedman. I have used a a mixutre of pens and stencils to create this typography, along with alot of tweaking and c+p on photoshop. Just click this image for a larger version so you can fully appreciate the detail in the characters. Thanks

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Talk to me

I want anyone whom reads this to comment me, or email me :) I have had views from people and i am very keen to do some work. Thanks

Cards

I have created some cards that physically exist. They have an orange edge which is quite nice. You may be able to see it if you look closely. Thanks.


Sunday, 29 March 2009

I have made myself a business card. I will give these out at some point in the future. If we never meet , please , print it off and give it to yourself . It will be fun.

Monday, 23 March 2009

DAZED AND CONFUSED

I forgot that i did this competition but i designed a cover for dazed and confused magazine and it got featured in an article so I thought I would put it up here.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

T-Shirt Designs

The t-shirts I have designed for www.red-tips.com are now in production and will soon be available to buy. I have also finshed the designs for the second set of red tips climbing t-shirts which will go into production when the first designs have sold out. You can view the designs and buy from www.red-tips.com .

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Strange Men Voyeurism

Here are a collection of photographs I have taken of strange men I have encountered in public places. Please enjoy.





























Tuesday, 17 March 2009

WORK

To date, my work on here has only consisted of climbing companies and John Leggott College. I would like to take up some more work. If anyone would like any logos, brochures, leaflets, posters etc designing, please email me. I will probably do it for free, unless it is a monstosity of a project.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

I went to LCC yesterday. It was immense. I want to go there.

Monday, 9 March 2009

John Leggott College China Visit


I was asked by John Leggott College to design a T-Shirt that would be worn by students going on a visit to china in 2009. This is the design i have decided on and these T-shirts are still in the ordering stage of production.

www.Red-Tips.com



This is the logo I have created for the popular climbing web site http://www.red-tips.com/ . Please take a look at the site.

Next Generation Climbing


This is the logo I designed for a company no longer in existence.

The Circuit


This is the logo I have designed for the indoor bouldering wall named "The Circuit". More information on the wall can be found at www.Red-Tips.com

John Leggott College Student Ambassidor

I am classing this as my first live project. I was asked by my college to design a logo for the Student Ambassador group. This logo will appear on t-shirts which the Ambassadors will wear on college events. The idea behind the logo is the intersection between students and the college staff. The cross over seen in the text represents the responsibility of the student amassadors
 
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