For this first project, I am working on the Magma brief. Spreading the book word to a larger audience, and they want to aim at the student market.
I firstly wanted to base this all around the fashion products, with t-shirts, tea towels, key rings and so forth, but I later thought on because prints can be a lot more affective.
My initial idea was to do draw things organised and unorganised, such as bean’s all out in lines, and a drawing of the Magma store shelves head on with all the magazines, books and things on it, with type incorporated in the shelves, which is here,
and although I liked this idea, I didn’t go ahead with incorporating type in this way with things being organised.
I looked back at an old project that I wanted to do, which is Type&Face, which is type creatively put next to a face, and that face is someone I know and like, that’s why I enjoy the project and wanted to base this brief around it. I looked into to it (to make sure I could still draw faces, cos it has been a while!)
This is Harrison, I tried type next to him as well, which says Grow,
and I didn’t go with this idea either, although I will carry on with it, I wanted to keep it as a personal project instead. So, then I thought of something that I wanted to do that would be funny, and thoughtful, with inspiration and quotes, and I thought who better for funny/knowledgeable quotes than off your grandparents!
So, it will be life like drawing of nanna’s and it’s still going to incorporate with the Type&Face project, but I’m not going to know the faces of the nanna’s, because I’me making them up…
The quotes will be on jumpers, and other such things to do with the nana, such as plates, knitting, and other things.
I got the quotes from online places where people have left comments about old sayings their grandparents say such as “make sure anything you buy me is something you like because you’re getting it back when I die!” and “never cook bacon in the nude”, things like that. I also got the majority of my quotes from an authors mother called Annie Longden and the authors name is Deric Longden. It is a whole book dedicated to her and a also a production in which Thora Hird plays her for both films “Wide Eye’d And Legless”, which is about his wife and her illness, and the novel “Lost For Words” which is about Annie Longden. Possibly my favourite book to read
I will soon update with the actual drawings and type I have done so far for this project. I’m enjoying it so far