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28.1.11

Illustration Rally - Rotherham Exhibition Feature for Stars In Stripes

The wonderful Natsuki of Illustration Rally was lovely enough to post about our event last night. Big Props  to all those who came it was a lovely evening!

Illustration Rally

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24.1.11

Don't Panic Feature for Rotherham Exhibition

Whoooooo, Stars in Stripes Rotherham Exhibition has gained a little feature on Sheffield's Don't Panic.
Lovely Jovely.

Exhibition opening is this Thursday by the way, get yourselves down!

Link to the review HERE

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22.1.11

Joseph Feather - Motion Graphics

I've just watch a really great video produced by a friend on the same course at University studying Motion Graphics. Fantastically simple but direct use of motion type. Well worth a watch.

Level 6 Graphic Design - Competitive Design Brief - 'Fakery' from Joseph Feather on Vimeo.

20.1.11

KUJI SHOP - FINAL PHOTOS!

My apologies for the delay, with dissertation and lack of camera i've not had any final photos.
Here they are, my first solo wall mural!
Hoorah!
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Greed Poster by Sean Gee




Photos by Greg Thomas

10.1.11

DONE

I have finally completed all my illustrations for The Outsider, House of Illustration competition. I have also redesigned my front cover, as the other was lacking and did not link well with the other illustrations.


Illustration 1. "All I could hear was the blood pounding in my ears. I stood there, motionless" Part 1. Chapter 3, page 33. (i've had to shorten this quote due to the requirements of the competition - my bad)


Illustration 2. "...a crime made worse than sordid by the fact they were dealing with a monster. A man without morals" Part 2, Chapter 3, pp 95-96


Illustration 3. "I am on your side. But you have no way of knowing it, because your heart is blind" Part 2, Chapter 5, Pg 120. (would just like to point out that, given the image used, I am not anti christianity, it is simply the character in the books rejection of the chaplains wish for him to turn to God before his execution)


This is the folio binding. After completing the illustrations for inside the book I realised my cover wasn't totally befitting or just generally as good, so I came up with this idea, playing with the shadows i'd used within the other illustrations but focussing on the main event of the book, the killing on the beach.
This much more exciting image and one that i feel would really work to sell the book.

Well, fingers crossed they go down well but they are to be sent off immediately! Hooray! I'm going to go eat Chicken Casserole. WIN! x

9.1.11

Illustration 3 - Finished

Third and final illustration for the house of illustration competition. Very pleased with my illustrations so far after my end of 2011 loss of drawing ability, things seem to be looking up.

The quote: "I am on your side, but you have no way of knowing it, because your heart is blind" - Part 2, Chapter 5, page 120

I've played with idea of a rejection of religion, Meursaults refusal to turn to god. This quote is said by the Chaplain, who is almost begging Meursault to see sense. I've brought in Meursault's attitude that seems to become more twisted as the book goes on. He is very much comfortable with the idea of death, the reason behind using the french word for death, on his wrist, playing with the idea that he is "wearing his heart on his sleeve". With his heart "blinded" and full of hate, "Mort" seems a very appropriate word to illustrate subtly into his skin, as it is apart of him.

Tomorrow I shall be redesigning my front cover with a simpler yet stronger image which i hope will work very well indeed.
Until then, Adieu x

Illustration 2 - finished

Finished version of the previous post. x

The Outsider - Albert Camus (progress updates) #2

Another update of my work, please with my second illustration based on the quote...
"They [The Jury] had before them the basest of crimes, a crime made worse than sordid by the fact they were dealing with a monster, a man without morals" Part 2, Chapter 3, pp 95-96.


The Arabic writing on the dock says "Monster". Across the skull that the shadow monster is holding (which represents the presence of death) there are french words for Death, Life and Blade.
The only thing left to do before finishing with textures and lighting is the character in the dock, which is the main character, whose shadow shows us the monster the Jury are really looking at.
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6.1.11

Finished Illustration 1 - The Outsider Competition

"I left his room, closing the door behind me and paused for a minute in the dark, on the landing. The house was quiet, and a breath of dark, dank air wafted up from deep in the stairwell. All I could hear was the blood pounding in my ears. I stood there, motionless" Part 1. Chapter 3, page 33.

The Outsider - Albert Camus (progress updates)

So, I've been uncommonly quiet of late, which is completely down to how much my dissertation is killing me. Writing is not my strong point. However, I have been hammering away at the Folio Society Book Cover Redesign competition for The Outsider by Albert Camus.
Here's a couple of screen shots of the binding design and one of the 3 illustrations i've been doing for passages in the text. Only two more to go!


The Folio Binding - I've produced an aerial view of a town, with the buildings and back alleyways grounding the image to make the roads seem to rise above. This is because on reading the book and seeing that the main character, after committing a crime and being sentenced to death has an argument with a priest who says that the character should turn to God and he will be accepted into Heaven, yet the character refuses. I have tried to represent this as subtly as possible, with the Crucifix created out of the roads, and being upside down and set at an angle to show not only the characters rejection of religion but to show that faith in general is either lacking or is in question. The blood red type along the spine was a natural choice based on the motifs of the book.


The first of 3 Illustrations for the inside of the book, based on a passage of text.
 "I left his room, closing the door behind me, and paused for a minute in the dark, on the landing. The house was quiet, and a breath of dark, dank air wafted p from deep in the stairwell. All I could hear was the blood pounding in my ears. I stood there, motionless." Part 1, Chapter 3, pg. 33

Missing from this is the character who will be standing to the right of the frame. I have used a lot of texture to highlight the sunlight and will play around with fading out the sunlight to give a bit more mood in the piece. I'm very happy with how both of my pieces have turned out so far, looking forward to getting the rest done!
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