FdA Second Year, Week 12 (7/12/2015) – Extremadamente Inflamable

We’ve got two new briefs – The Small Print and Wishlist. “A project designed to explore the smallest print (that which we are not intended to read, understand, see or comprehend) and making it wholly visible.” I haven’t made much headway into either of these projects yet, between getting the blog up to date and trying…

FdA Second Year, Week 11 (30/11/2015) – Orwell Binded

Binding books is a pain. If you can even call what I did for these binding – I attached a hardback to these ready-bound paper-back books. I’ve only done Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four so far (I’ve ran out of materials to do Down and Out…) using the actual books from Penguin – so, yes, these are fully functional prototypes…

FdA Second Year, Week 10 (23/11/2015) – George Orwell Book Design

BOOKS! TYPOGRAPHY! WORDS AND LETTERS! FUCKING. YES. This brief was good – taking George Orwell books and re-designing them. A decent amount of thought went into doing this, too. The first step was looking at Jan Tschichold’s composition rules – why wouldn’t it be? This dude basically revolutionised the design of Penguin’s books… well, maybe not…

FdA Second Year, Week 9 (16/11/2015) – Wallpapah?!

  This brief was a fairly simple, straight forward and heavily time-restricted one. The week before the FdA course visited the Ruthin craft centre – click here for pics – where they were displaying wallpapers and a mixture of other applied arts-type pieces (W is for Wallpaper, Julie Blyfield and Susan O’Byrne: five sisters and a family…