Wednesday, 29 February 2012

D&AD Working roughs

These are my working roughs for the D&AD Little White Lies brief, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, I just need to narrow down my choices and make a font to say the title of the film. I'm really happy with the way these turned out I wish I could submit all of them.

Paul Smith Designs

These are some interesting conceptual designs from Paul Smith for the film, I'm not overly impressed by the unclear concepts of some of these pieces but they look nice, especially the typography piece with the red over grey text. Overlaying text is something I have been thinking about and could look really interesting, however it may look a little fussy if I couple it with my paintings/drawings. decisions decisions.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Gert & Uwe Tobias

Hey havent posted in a while I've been getting on with some linocuts, but once I've printed them prepare for some major blogging. Anyway I saw this and just had to post it. These etchings are delicious!

Made by the Romanian- born German Twins Gert and Uwe Tobias, more commonly known for their woodcuts (recently shown at the Saatchi Gallery). These Echings have been made in collaboration with  Jacob Samual for the MoMA Print/Out exhibition. "Samuel taught them the basics of etching and helped them translate and adapt motifs from popular culture, Eastern European folk art, and, in particular, reproductions of nineteenth-century drawings by schizophrenic patients."
 I'm absolutely blown away by their darkly abstract figures, their so morbidly fascinating I can't look away. It's interesting that most of the figures are smiling with gaping round eyes that communicate very little. The lovely aquatint textures give these etchings the feeling that these are something impulsive and unplanned, as well a lot of richness and interesting depth. Love it.