An online portfolio fit for a novice

May 9, 2010 by

About 3 years ago I did a beginners guide course to Dreamweaver. And as it is always the way three years on I had forgotten it all.
But a while a go my Dads cousin bought me a domain name and finally I put a website behind that domain name.

So here is the link

Electricity Failure

May 9, 2010 by

Over the weekend me and Alex went to the Packaging Museum. The bus on the way back went past this Electrical store which didn’t really give out the best of messages. Sorry for the blurry picture, I was on the bus though.

Packaging Museum

The Seed Cathedral

May 4, 2010 by

I think back in my Ziggurat days a design was mentioned for the UK Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo. Thousands of rods sticking out the side of the building done by a famous artist I was told. Doing my ‘dont want to look clueless’ thing, I smiled and nodded as A. I had never heard of the World Expo B. Had no idea what these pavilions were.

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What a Pick Me Up

May 3, 2010 by

This weekend we had a nice little visit from fellow UCLAN student Megan. She recommended we all go to a Graphics Art Fair on the Saturday called Pick Me Up. I had no real idea about it. But me, Megan, Mark, Ben and Sofi went to see what it was about.

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Spaghetti stuff

April 16, 2010 by

So a while back I posted about my NYC Spaghetti being on The Dieline.

At a similar time I also entered it into their awards that they had just started up this year.

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FWA People choice website 2009

April 13, 2010 by

Labuat is a Spanish music band, formed in 2008. In 2009, Labuat released their debut album, with a single called “Soy tu aire”, which translates to “I’m your air”. There idea was to create a website for the single so that you could create your own music video. This got the accolade of People Choise website 2009 FWA http://www.thefwa.com/ (also a brilliant website and design tool).

Although it is in Spanish, roughly translated the opening paragraph means …

…’I’m your air’ is a song filled with many orchestras instruments and a voice of truth and lies. And we wanted to give you something you could move with the song. A brush because ‘I’m your air’ here is painted in the air. Move your cursor wherever you want, during the song. When finished you can view your recorded video and your own work and playback…

This is a beautifully crafted and designed website and really deserves 5 minutes of your time, click here http://soytuaire.labuat.com/ to create yours.

If Pixels took over the world

April 12, 2010 by

Spotted this on www.soshapeit.co.uk and thought I would share. Really cool idea. And brilliantly executed.

The company that produced it One More Production, have some other cool things on their site.

Olives & Wine

April 6, 2010 by

Boys and Girls, I have made my own blog so everybody can see what I am up to. From friends to design (mainly design), the site just documents any work I am doing, know of, or who is doing what that i think is interesting.

Check it out http://olivesandwine.wordpress.com/

Barrow: Part_1

April 5, 2010 by

Who said wheelbarrows couldn’t be inspirational …

… April 3rd started with typical drinking games and by the end of the night ended up with all three of us in cowboy costumes in a pub, which proves student designers can try and do there best to be creative when border line unconscious. On the way home brought ‘more’ creativity when we spotted a wheelbarrow, which gave us an alternative mode of transport for the journey home.

It was the day after the night before when we all rose and shone from our pits to find a wheelbarrow in the middle of the kitchen. Living in a student house, the practicality of us having a reason to use it again are pretty much null. So the scratching of heads began.

To see our efforts for the perfect secondary use for a wheelbarrow click here …

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Barrow: Part_2

April 5, 2010 by

So there it was …

… a perfect evening, clear skies, sitting around an open fire in a wheelbarrow with marshmallows and listening to iTunes playing the perfect acoustic music (another good reason to get the alcohol flowing).

When all of a sudden Bennys creative veins sparked into life again. With the smoke fumes clearly going to his head he came up with the idea of creating a typeface simply from the glow of a flame and a simple photography trick. Who ever said drinking irresponsibly didn’t get you anywhere?

BARROW_TYPEFACE 2010

Ben Tustin

Mark Arrowsmith

Matt Taylor