Friday, 2 November 2012

Super Clipboard

A One Day Brief. Paper has two sides but we often only use one. Printers are able to print on both sides so let's help ourselves write on both too...

We took apart an innocent old printer, and used its insides to make our own super clipboard that, using a handle, we can turn over.

The Tomato

A well sculpted to-bum-to grown by my mum, it's a shame it appears to have needed stitches...
Not much to say here apart from what a beautiful sky I came across in London on a chillly October evening.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Lots of letters, lots of me

My New Years resolution is to write a letter once a week to a different person. 
Turns out letter writing is quite a difficult skill, i'm trying to master it. But to begin my quest, I've designed my own letter paper, these are my first attempts...

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Mityana Project

The Mityana diocese project is a charity organisation based in my home village of St Mary Bourne in Hampshire. It is a church led charity that started from the link made between our local Whitchurch Deanery and Mityana Diocese in Uganda. I visited the area in 2006 with a local youth group. We visited many schools and orphanages, teaching, building and experiencing the culture. Since then, many income generating projects have developed from money raised and ideas put forward. For example through a Piggery project, we gave several schools pigs to raise and breed to provide meat for the school. One school has been able to give away nineteen piglets this year which is a huge achievement.

I have done this piece of design which will be used on informative leaflets to show the villages and schools in the UK that are linked with one in Mityana, and the kinds of projects, and help we are doing.

Monday, 9 April 2012

A Kiss

My latest project completed with Chantal Marson and Milly Bruce.
Using one girl and nine boys, one at a time, we lay the couples next to each other in complete anomnity. They were not to communicate in any way apart from 'feeling and smelling' the other person next to them. 
As we have discovered, they are swopping pheromones, a hormone we excrete and absorb to determine compatibility in mating. Kissing is the best way to do this but not necessary. We are showing an open kiss without out actually kissing between nine couples.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

chicago neighbourhoods

Here are some beautiful logos by chicagoan Steve Shanabruch. Their reflection on the architecture and culture they're representing is spot on. They have a really three dimensional feel to them and you expect them to sit comfortably in any spot around their neighbourhood. There is also something about these images as a whole that reminds me of gang culture, a welcome progression from the 1979 film The Warriors. They are lovely to look at.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Indefinable space

I have tried to photograph an indefinable space, a size you can't guess. Is it a huge warehouse or a small cupboard?


How do you describe the typographic term 'counter'? It is the encapsulated space within letters like the circle of an 'o' or the semi-circle within an 'e'. These are moulds made of alginate that highlight the space our mouths create when we speak. Each shape represents a different syllabul. 


Thursday, 22 March 2012

those magnificent men in their flying machines

Using videogame controllers, an Android phone and custom-built wings, a Dutch engineer named Jarno Smeets has achieved birdlike flight. Smeets flew like an albatross, the bird that inspired his winged-man invention, on March 18 at a park in The Hague.
Smeets got the idea from sketches of a futuristic flying bicycle drawn by his grandfather, who spent much of his life designing the contraption but never actually built it.
When Smeets began studying engineering at Coventry University in England, he realized the physics of a flying bicycle just didn’t pan out. Instead, he drew inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci’s wing drawings to build his flying machine. Along with neuromechanics expert Bert Otten, Smeets brought his design into reality
The design is based on mechanics used in robotic prosthetics. The idea is to give his muscles extra strength so they can carry his body weight during the flight.

Monday, 19 March 2012

London wanderer

I accompanied my friend Chantal to visit all the Olympic sites in North London. Whilst she took some magnificent shots using a Maya Camera, I snapped the surrounding areas with my digital. It was a bitterly cold but beautiful day.

Westfields at Shepard's Bush

Hackney Wick

The Saatchi Gallery-Gesamtkunstwerk

I went to the Saatchi Gallery's latest exhibition the other day of artwork from New Germany. I always enjoy the Saatchi Gallery because although the art can be very ambiguous and strange, I find it very relatable in some way, whether it is in the way the artist intended I don't know but all the same, I come away feeling fulfilled. Here are two works that I enjoyed the most.

Jeppe Hein made a mirror that shakes when the viewer approaches it, prompting us to re-access our relationship to it. It shows you the world you are experiencing but not what you are actually doing, you aren't wobbling and shaking. All sense of reality is obscured. 

Brothers Gert and Uwe Tobias have created these woodcuts on paper based on many elements from their Transylvanian national costume. This I only found read after I had been totally captured by the beautiful balance of weight and construction of these figures. They were mechanical yet full of character, mischief and charm.


I took a trip back to my childhood for a personal project and this was one of my more successful experiments-rephotographing as accurately as I could photographs from when I was five years old.  I think the comparisons are especially spooky because not much in my home has changed.