ISTD - Unsung Heros and Heroines.
This project was in response to a brief from the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD). Looking into Unsung Heros and Heroines, I chose to create a publication about and inspired by the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. These woman are really unsung heroines, they have been a vital part of both the First and Second world war’s and continue to help with national crisis to this day. This book shows a detailed history of the organisation, and gives the reader an insight into these women’s lifesaving work.
With all the hand drawn letter’s I’ve been creating recently I decided to begin a unique alphabet of the best letters. Starting small, I created a poster of the Vowel’s, screen-printing them onto a range of neon paper, and some royal blue. Personally I think the Pink worked the best, which was surprising to me! But I plan to test on a range of other colours when I get the full alphabet vectored and laid out. I’m enjoying experimenting and pushing my lettering further. Hopefully moving onto some branding soon, when ISTD is finished on friday!
Last month, for part of my university course and my exploration around the idea of organisation, I started creating two pieces of hand drawn typographic type a day. Each day I have created a typographic piece of what I will do that day, and another on what I won’t do. This is something that is continuously growing and leading my work into a range of other mediums and possibilities.
I have created a blog, which runs along side the hand drawn type I create, and the development of my work.
I’m loving doing it, and I hope you enjoy!
Last night I created another stencil, experimenting with calligraphy and stencilling. I like this direction for my work, and I think the calligraphic stencils work much better than more ornate letters. I’m really enjoying this, and I hope to take it further, with different letters, and a range of paper.
Sneak Peek at some typographic stencil work I’ve been playing with over the last couple of days. Hopefully can experiment more in the coming weeks with the laser cutter and a range of paper.
Last Monday, Mother London put a brief on twitter to write as many Big Ideas on a Mcdonald’s napkin as possible to win a placement at Mother. I spent a few days thinking about it, but my brain is generally always full of random thoughts, so I came up with quiet a few, my main big idea being a projector so powerful it can show whatever you want onto the moon, as it’s for Mcdonald’s I played with the idea of the moon being made of cheese projecting a burger onto the moon.
I really enjoyed playing with a range of random ideas, although it was a little daunting having such a wide and open brief! I hope to enter more competitions as the year goes on!