This Friday’s task required us to bring in black and white images of our choice so that we could riso print them.
We had a workshop with Russell, where we learnt about image sequences, to help us with our GIFs.
He went through a power point and showed us some examples, which helped give us an idea on what we could do.
We were given our furniture students that we are going to collaborate with and the object that Abbie had was a table. It was really cool and interesting to see her product and read the information behind it, but after emailing her, I found out that her table was not in London, so we scheduled a meet-up so that I could choose something from her other works.
After meeting up with her and looking through her work (which was really cool), I chose to base this project on some pepper moulds.
After picking up the objects we had an introduction to the photography studio and had a chance to try the different backdrops with our objects.
As she had a lot of these moulds, she let me choose which one’s I wanted to use and so I decided to pick four of them to base this project on.
Here are some more photos of the four chosen moulds.
Before we found out our objects and furniture student we were given an introduction into our new brief and looked at some examples.
My favourite was Bruno Munari’s “Seeking Comfort In An Uncomfortable Chair”. I thought the idea was so simple yet really unique.
We finally had a workshop on how to use the rug gun and it was really good fun!
After each trying out the rug gun we had time slots and were able to do whatever we liked. As we had tried mostly straight lines, I asked James if it was possible to do curves like waves and he told me to give it a go. It was quite hard at first but I managed to get the hang of drawing waves (although they were still quite wobbly and not so neat).
What was really amazing was looking at the final outcome of everyone’s own pieces together!
(Not gonna lie though, my left arm ached for 2 days after, because the rug gun was a lot heavier than I imagined!)
For this second project one of the tasks is to take a photo everyday and post it on our blogs, so I’ll be posting them in sets of 4.
After looking at my posters that I presented in the crit, although the feedback was good, I realised that a lot of refining needed to be done to them.
So I started on a new sheet, using the same concept, but this time with coloured string on the white paper, so that no paint was needed.
I also had time to sew in all the words, even though this took some time, it looked a lot better and I was happy with the outcome.
I prefer these posters a lot better, however there is still some work that could be done with the letters so that it looks even more proper.