Archive for February, 2010

OKKERVIL RIVER

February 26, 2010

I’ve been taking a closer look on poster art lately to find some inspiration and good practice of words and image.
I found some nice posters on Okkervil Rivers webiste (http://www.okkervilriver.com/). Making gig posters might be an idea for this project, as it is based upon music.

Here are some of my favourites:

Ron Liberti

Unknown

John Hicks

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ELVIS PRESLEY

February 25, 2010

I couldn’t have been luckier with the randomly picked theme for the next unit, Word and Image. Elvis Presley – Rock’n’Roll, which means that I have to focus upon his golden years in the 50’s, when he after my opinion was at his best! It was probably meant to be since I listened to his music that morning and wore my Jailhouse Rock sweater the same day.
At the same time I think it will be challenging working with an artist and music I personally like and manage to break free from all the typical visual expressions linked to him.

MAJA STEN

February 25, 2010

Maja Sten is a graphic designer and illustrator from Sweden. She produces lovely digital work, but still with a hand crafted touch. It keeps the illustrations form getting too cold and impersonal, which they can tend to do when made on a computer. Something I hope I managed to adapt into my own practice.

This piece is from a fanzine she made based upon the text of the film ‘Working Girl’. Both the illustrations and the incorporated text helped me in the Digital Imaging unit, and will also help me in the next one: Word and Image.

More of Maja Stens work here: http://www.majasten.se/

CHARLEY HARPER

February 25, 2010

Charley Harper (1992 – 2007)
Cincinnati, Ohio

My favourite illustrator all time, Charley Harper, made beautiful illustrations of animals, plants and farm life. What fascinate me about his work, is how everything consists of simple geometric shapes, but still manage to illustrate the object extremely well. The details he added does often have a more organic shape but is still kept very minimalistic, something I tried to transmit into my own work of the digital imaging unit.

DARLING CLEMENTINE

February 25, 2010

(Digital Imaging inspiration and research)

Darling Clementine is a norwegian design and illustrator duo based in Oslo.

One of my favourites from Darling Clementine is the Paris! series. After last unit (drawing approaches/ Drag Queens), I feel like making something more graphic and simple.
Paris! is minimalistic and a bit retro, and the use of colour is very limited. I think it is fascinating how so simple shapes and colours can be so effective.

More of the amazing work of Darling Clementine is to be found here:

http://www.darlingclementine.no/

RESEARCH BLOG

February 25, 2010

I have moved all my project research to this blog. If you want to have a look at what I do, visit this site: http://mariaceciliemidttun.blogspot.com/