Wednesday, 4 May 2011

graffitti eyes:ideas & development

so doing the idea the eyes in a illustrated look with bright and vibrand, wild look on the eyes, following the same style abaigail uses, i tried pastel but it didnt have the same affect or look that it had, when i tried it with watercolour pencils and waterolours.

here are a few examples of my ideas.

rough sketches thinking about how i can go about it, drawing eyes and facial features with how the text go in with the idea. best fitting to be underneath the drawing.

found some images of eyes and took these to a light box to draw the outline of eyes

using this i started colour in the rest of the image and adding water to the watercolour pencils that was used to colour, which starts to blends the colour in together.

i tried hand writting the type but it was not standing out much aswell as not looking much of a logo. i tried handwritting custom looks for the font but still find it not working out, so i will just use the eyes and scan this in and add the text on underneath the illustration.

this will be masked to cut out the image to perfection with the edges and etc tidyed up to be ready to be paired with text.

image scanned and cleaned up with the text applied, trying out fonts, colour pallette and layout

colours are picked out from the colours used on the illustration to make it fitting and have it look together, as part of the logo setting it off.

here i look at diffrent fonts and find the fonts that have a flick or loose hand written appearance work best as it follows the same style/look the illustration has.

size restraints:we can how effective the outcome the logo will be as an important factor of how well the logo works when scaled up or down.
example of the logo being scaled.
looking at this image, i would say it works at any scale really.

final logo 

and final stationary set

 letter head as as above and business card and
 compliment as seen below. 

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

graffiti eyes;more research

illustrations of eyes of which will follow the same style and produce illustration of my own from looking at these and adding the extreme make up look on to the eyes of which i will use as part of my logo with the text that will follow under neath the image.

research inspiration for neg project:graffiti eyes

further research in to providing inspiration for ideas whilst keeping in mind the style graffiti eyes uses.

bold,colourful,feminine and stands out. same look and style abigail uses in her works, it has me thinking to follow the loose and messy look graffiti can have and use that to be interpreted in to my logo design and maybe draw the eyes like this with "graffiti eyes" going across underneath.

Saturday, 30 April 2011

ruth ansel

Media legends have legendary beginnings. Ruth Ansel made a dramatic debut as a designer in 1962, when Harper's Bazaar art director Marvin Israel fell in love with a photo for a cover that looked suspiciously like the great Diana Vreeland. The editor-in-chief loathed it. To make matters worse she thought it was a man in drag. She wanted to kill it immediately, Israel went ballistic, the editor fired him — and, unexpectedly, Bea Feitler and Ruth Ansel became co-art directors of Harper's Bazaar. Ever since Ansel became one of the youngest art directors in the history of magazines, she has pushed the boundaries of magazine design. In a career spanning nearly five decades, she has been responsible for era-defining magazine pages and covers for Harper's Bazaar, The New York Times Magazine and Vanity Fair. Along the way, she has collaborated with Richard Avedon (who pronounced her “genius”), Diane Arbus, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, Lee Friedlander, Hiro, Andy Warhol, Peter Beard, Bruce Weber and Annie Leibovitz. Hall of Femmes: Ruth Ansel, the first in a series created by the Swedish studio Hjarta Smarta, explores the work of leading female designers whose art direction helped define their times. Click on the arrows at the bottom of this screen to scroll through the book.