Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Design for screen

I think this is an advert to promote the video and picture quality on the Samsung G800. This video appeared at the D&AD awards, and I can see why. It reeks of originality, and again after my video induction I can see the lengths that the maker must have gone do to produce such a well put together piece. Also while watching this, I was so absorbed by the animation throughout I was not expecting the message at the end advertising the phone.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Design for screen

Jeremy Messersmith- Tatooine

Here is another video I found through the Creative Review blog. Its a really quirky animated rendition of part of the Star Wars series. Especially after my video induction I can appreciate the effort and time that it takes to make a video to this standard, especially when all of the separate images within the video are obviously hand made. A great video made for entertainment purposes and succeeds in doing this.

Design for screen

The Guardian and Observer Film Season: can you name all 26 films?

Here's a video that I found on the Creative Review website. I love the use of simple illustrations and imagery to reference certain well known films. It is really clever how they have used what they can with moving image to blur the lines between each separate theme to make it more challenging for the viewer to guess each individual film, but also for the video to run smoothly and flow together nicely. 

Friday, 21 January 2011

Collection 100... Branding research

A lot of black, pink and metallic colours seem to be used in packaging relating directly to sex. This gives them a more feminine feel, I would like to direct away from this in my own packaging as I want it to appeal to both sexes. However I do like the black chic look, which definitely gives off sexiness. I also like the blue, black combination. 

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Twenty Kinder eggs...


VERY strange, but funny Kinder egg advert!

Kinder Surprise (in the original Italian, Kinder Sorpresa), also known as a Kinder Egg (Kinder being the German word for "Children", as found in the loanword "kindergarten"), is a confection manufactured by Italian company Ferroro. Originally intended for children, it has the form of a chocolate egg containing a small toy, often requiring assembly.

Sweet facts...

    Sweets are food items that are rich in sugar.
    Confectionery is the set of food items that are rich in sugar, any one or type of which is called a confection. Modern usage may include substances rich in artificial sweeteners as well. The word candy (U.S.),sweets (UK) or lolly pop (Australia) is also used for the extensive variety of confectionery.
    Generally speaking, confections are low in nutritional value but rich in calories. Specially formulated chocolate has been manufactured in the past for military use as a high density food energy source.
    Excessive consumption of confectionery has been associated with increased incidences of type 2 diabetesobesity, and tooth decay
    Some sweets contain traces of nuts which poses risks for those who are allergic to them.
  •  Dubai is now home to the world’s largest sweet shop.
  • Sweet rationing during WWII ended in 1953. Parents and children queued up to buy their favourite sweets, with toffee apples being the most popular choice.
  • People in the UK now spend over £5.5bn on confectionery each year. 
  • Sixty million chocolate easter bunnies are produced each year.
  • It takes 6 minutes to produce a Marshmallow Peep.
  • The melting point of cocoa butter is just below the human body temperature — which is why it literally melts in your mouth. Or your hands!
  • It’s not just kids! Americans over 18 years of age consume 65 percent of the candy that’s produced each year.
  • What do you do? 74 percent of kids eat the ears on chocolate bunnies first.
  • Americans eat 25 pounds of candy, per person, per year. But the people of Denmark eat 36 pounds of candy per person, per year!
  • Great supplies of licorice were found in King Tut’s tomb.
  • The Aztecs of Mexico introduced Europe to chocolate in the 16th century.
  • Cotton candy is made out of 100% sugar.
  • Fudge   Toffee   Tablet   Liquorice   Marshmallow   Marzipan   Boiled sweets   Nougat   Pastry   Chewing gum   Chocolate   Ice cream   Jellies   Caramel

Design for screen

Rafael Rozendaal

A brilliant example of graphic design that is specifically for screen. Very simple animations and 'games' if you like for you to interact with... that are VERY addictive!

There are loads to play with, but here are a few of my personal favourites...

These examples of design for digital media although engaging, don't seem to be communicating any message, they are simply there for the fun of it all! Rafael Rozendaal makes money by selling merchandise and taking donations from fans. And why not have design with no purpose apart from just having a good time? 

Change of subject!!

Annoyingly my tattoo gun has broken, ruining all my ideas and plans for this brief. I thought it would be better to start fresh rather than racking my brain over new ideas that don't involve using a tattoo gun, so here it is...  SWEETS!

I began by asking people their favourite sweets...

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Design for screen

My absolute favourite advertisement of all time. The colour in this video are so enticing and vibrant its hard to ignore. This colour saturated dreamland is used to accentuate how environmentally friendly and brilliant the new Honda engine is. Extremely visually appealing and well put together with the soundtrack fitting perfectly.

Friday, 14 January 2011

The First Full Daft Bodies Version of Technologic by Mia and Taylor :)

Steve Sagmeister

I love Sagmeister's work, especially the wilting flowers with writing on. I would like to experiment with similar techniques, except using a tattoo gun.

How To Make a Temporary Tattoo

One of my ideas was to make my own temporary tattoos. The only problem would be that of course it's something that is already out there, so there isn't really a gap in the market for them. I intend to resolve this by designing tattoos that aren't tacky and childlike. I feel this idea could work because as I found from my research, one of the main reasons that stop people from getting tattoos is the fact that they're permanent. 

A little bit more research to confirm my thought that most temporary tattoos are tacky and typical...

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

What is design for screen?

Brief Use your design context blog to document your ongoing investigation of design for digital media. Investigate the question 'What is Graphic Design for?' by exploring a wide range of contemporary design practice.

The first thing I thought of when responding to this research brief is the Iphone and Ipad. It seems obvious that the many apps are great examples of good design for screen, particularly because they use modern technology to allow us to interact directly with images on screen. whether the apps have a practical purpose or are solely there for our entertainment, their is no arguing that they are massively engaging and very successful examples of design for screen.

Another thing I directly thought of is opening title sequences for films. I have come across some excellent examples that are great for setting the mood before a film and initially engaging the audience. I particularly like these title sequences that reflect the style of Saul Bass.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Tattoos... Primary Research

I have taken some photos of friends and classmates tattoos...
I also asked some of them to write down their meanings, the rest have either obvious meanings or none at all...