I first heard about Russell Weekes in my first year of Graphic Design, and instantly took a liking to his work. Humour and wit always get me and paired with design, is something that I really love.
Here are a few of my favourite works by him:
During his talk he spoke about how he plays around with different methods and that he didn’t use labels (he studied illustration, but wouldn’t call himself an illustrator).
A few pieces of good advice he gave that I took away, was that it’s good to find a place that suits you. It’s also good to collaborate, something which I think I need to do more often, as I’m use to working by myself. With collaboration, I can pick up and learn from other people and bounce off their ideas too.
In class we were split into groups and had to plan out a year production booklet. It was interesting to see people’s work, and how far people had come. After choosing one group’s, we went to the machine and had an introduction on how to risoprint. It was quite simple and I would like to hopefully use the machine in the near future.
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Emilie de Griottes
Emilie de Griottes did a beautiful piece on pantone colours and their swatch tarts. I love the creativity of this series, and also the fact that it is to do with food, something which I definitely cannot ignore.
We spent the whole day learning how to book bind to help us with our up-and-coming project, Collect, Analyse and (Re)assemble. I didn’t think that there’d be so many different ways, so it was interesting to learn a bunch of new techniques for future reference.
COLLECTIONS GROUP PROJECT: 3D POSTER
For this one-week project, in groups, we needed to create a 3D poster, for a film, made out of collected materials and at the end of the week we would then present our poster to the class.
The only thing we were given was our base, for us to stick and build off our poster. Although the poster had to be for a film, it could not be based on a film poster, but instead had to be completely original.
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This task was pretty hard for me but quite fun. I found it difficult, because I usually find myself to be a perfectionist and so I like to take my time on things, rather than do quick drawings. The quick thinking part was not too bad however, but admittedly some of the briefs stumped me a bit and I had to make sure I didn’t take too much time overthinking, so that I wouldn’t go into the time slot of the next brief.
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