I'm back at uni now at it feels good.
This week I worked on a short editorial project based on The Guardian's "This column will change your life". I might try and tackle a few more of these as the psychological subjects are quite challenging. Next week I start an exciting YCN brief, which should be good fun.
Now it's time for me to listen to some gangster rap and eat a baked potato - let's face it, that's a recipe for a good Saturday. Have a happy weekend!
For the last two months I've been working on a series of maps for a book about Art in East Anglia. It's been really good experience, and fun to meet with the nice publishers. This is one of Cambridge which was the first I worked on. I used OS maps as reference but drew all the components then edited colours on Photoshop.
I'm excited to see my work in print! It will be a lovely book for planning daytrips too, as it lists lots of public exhibitions and sculptures.
This is possibly the best thing I've ever found whilst charity shopping.
It's a Czechoslovakian cognac bottle from 1928 and I guess was for a French market.
The beautiful typography on the front says "Brasserie Th. Goledzinowski - La Reole - .
Spotting it across the shop was the most exciting feeling!
This lovely book was the first of my Christmas presents from the Mr. Isn't it sweet? It's a bit sciency and very colourful! Illustrations are by Helen Borten and it was published in 1962.
The second lovely book he bought me was I Know a Lot of Things by Ann Rand, which I've been after for ages. The illustrations are by Paul Rand and this is a first edition from 1956. It's a bit scruffy and has "Discard" stamped on a few pages, but that adds to the charm I think.
I picked up this amazing little chair at Emmaus yesterday. Actually it was Nikki who spotted it but I swooped in and bagged it for a fiver. It's really like Ercol but is painted this zany colour. I like it though, it mis-matches the rest of our chairs perfectly.
I am noticing ampersands everywhere at the moment! So I'm sorry if it's getting a bit old (and dare I say it "design bird"/moustache-esque cliche) but these brooches went down a treat at the Winter Fair in December so I've put some in my Etsy shop. They are laser cut and hand polished, and would add a typographic zing to a jumper near you.
Happy 2011 Everyone! I hope you've had a great Christmas break.
I'm so looking forward to getting back into things this year, and I suppose, finishing things off as this is my last semester of my degree. There's so much that I want to do this year so I thought I'd have a look back at 2010 to see where I left off.