Monday, February 23, 2009

Oh, joy! (Truth vs. Sarcasm)

I went shopping the other day, and bought something really, really, really cool.

Art Now Vol 2

I think one of my favorite things to spend money on (other than shoes) is books. Specifically, ART books. This one is Art Now, Volume 2, Published by Taschen. I would write more about it, but it would be boring without being able to see the pages. It's one of those books you buy for the glory of the slightly strange, yet attractively glossy pictures within. So I'll write about something else instead.

At course today, I was working on a typography design brief, and it's really, really, really cool.

Analogue venting in digital format.

Sike! It's ridiculously tedious, and highly confusing. This is what I was doing today instead of working on it. But that's okay, we should be finishing tomorrow. In the meantime, I think I'm going to go home, and read my book.

Fingers crossed, it will balance things out.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Stupidly fun.

Well, Ive fallen prey to the latest random photoshop craze that's making the rounds on facebook and other places I frequent. It involves making an imaginary album cover with elements picked at random. This is how you do it...

1 - Go to "Wikipedia."
Hit “random” or click
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to "Random quotations"
or click
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use a photo editing program such as Photoshop to put it all together. You can even use MS Paint :P

Rimi is a Municipality in Nepal, if you were wondering. Also, there are a lot of people on flickr who like flowers.

I can't picture what sort of music this band would make at all...

The last one turned out so amazingly. And I didn't even cheat! Hehehe.

Well, that's my little diversion at the moment. That, and catching up on sleep.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Whimsical vs Eclectic

That's right, it's the battle of the century (assuming the century started today and exculdes people wearing spandex or carrying guns). Class requires that we make an ink drawing rating our various character traits.

Impossibly floaty stuff: The sequel.

They were (in no particular order): Whimsical, Talkative, Artistic, Unorganised, Eclectic, Selfconcious, and Imaginative. So, which one does this image have more of? Whimsy or Eclecticness? I'd appreciate your comments ;)

That Beep - Architecture in Helsinki
Also, if you were wondering how I come up with such things as monsters playing in my hair, and words coming out of a tea-cup, it might help if you listen to this while you look at it. I really do love this song!

Now that my first assignment is done and dusted, I have to make a list of ten random emotive words, and I don't know why- Our tutor didn't say. This could be interesting...

Monday, February 2, 2009

Where have you been?

*cough* I'm here now, please, don't be angry!

I've just started back at course last week, and therefore, decided that it's about bloody time to put up the remainder of my work from last year that was marked over the holidays.

Design Clock

This is supposed to be an edgily designed clock. Why I chose.... CHOSE to make it out of wood, I have no idea, but carving those numbers out was far more trouble than it was worth. It turned out okay, but i would desperately like to make it again with only the twelve and six numbers, and a woodworking tool that doesn't keep breaking on you every ten minutes. That'll be the day...

Last year's painting assignment

Our painting assignment actually finished earlier than this, I was just lazy and never took it home. We had to create a word out of a group of objects related to it. That makes it sound boring, but it was actually quite fun :)

Last year's painting assignment

Can you read it? It's sort of legible. Well, as far as landscapes go, anyway.

As far as making something cool every day has been going, I haven't been doing particularly well. It started when mum took the memory card out of her camera so I couldn't use it, but I had better stop using my parents as an excuse for not doing things. I've mostly been making things daily, but not recording them, so i might just have to upload a whole lot of crap to my flickr and start again from today, perhaps? I now have a camera of my own, which is fairly decent, so i think i might just shut up and start using it.

The time schedual at course has been leaving me with a lot of spare time where, in reality, all I'm doing is sitting and doodling, so it's been pretty good so far. I'm not expecting it to stay this calm forever, though... Not if my super-procrastinatory-powers have anything to do about it.