My complete version of the 36 Days of Type project is now uploaded on Behance! Check it out here!
After coming across the 36 Days of Type projects on Behance, I was really excited to have a go at creating my own. This week I will be uploading my completed project onto my porfolio. Although it was quite time consuming, I managed to complete the project over the course of 2 week since placement is quiet. I had fun with this but next time, I will try something a little more challenging. This task has also helped me to develop and adapt to new techniques I usually wouldn’t use such as the blend tool, half tone and precise drawing through Illustrator.
So I’ve recently created a new blog on tumblr simply as I’m struggling to find other creative blogs on here where as tumblr seems to have endless blogs to follow. Here is a link to my new portfolio however I will also be reblogging other posts and sourcing things I find inspirational to my work there as well as keeping you more updated with current work.
As placement is pretty quite at the moment, I decided to take part in the NSS Poster Competition aimed at graduating students. It encourages leavers to share their opinions and experience, giving a rating to their course. The idea behind it is to help new starters make the right recision when choosing their next university and also gives the university an idea of how they can improve. Here is my entry for the course which I have submitted. If I’d had more time i’d have added more details such as little people to give the viewer a better understanding at a glance. You can see the poster in more details here.
Another experiment I created based on the font ‘Futura’. I have been enjoying experimenting with colour and type to create playful and lively combinations. This project is now available to view on my Behance portfolio
Last week I decided to have a go at designing my own typeface. I used Futura condensed as a guide and created a geometric colour block style. I’m pleased with the outcome as it started as just an experiment. I have also been busy updated my Behance portfolio. I’ve added a few projects which are available to look at here.
Yesterday afternoon I followed a tutorial and learn how to create a GIF. This was really easy to do. The hardest part was designing the vectors, which wasn’t really difficult at all. I create 13 stages of the envelope in Illustrator, moved them over to photoshop on separate layers, aligned them, then created an animation timeline. To save the GIF and keep it’s animation apparent, use the save for web legacy to export it as a gif. I may create some variations of this for my blog to make it a little more personal.