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.