Application & Interactions – Week 8: Concept Development

Week 8 Lecture & Resources Science Museum Brief Research – SMG Collection I have an interest in photography and started to look at the Science Museum collection to see what I could find on that topic as a starting point. I discovered a wide range of objects and photographs from the pioneers in the 1800s,… Continue reading Application & Interactions – Week 8: Concept Development

Application & Interactions – Week 7: Positioning and Trends

Week 7 Lecture & Resources Trend Research Asos – Visual Search Tool The online fashion retailer Asos introduced an innovative feature to their smartphone ecommerce app in 2018 – effectively a reverse-image search tool, which allows users to upload a photograph or image of clothing and utilises AI technology to analyse the image. This data,… Continue reading Application & Interactions – Week 7: Positioning and Trends

Application & Interactions – Week 6: Brief & Strategy

Week 6 Lecture & Resources Research Tate Modern: Tate Lates (in partnership with Uniqlo) In 2016, for the relaunch of the Tate Modern in London, the gallery teamed up with fashion brand Uniqlo to celebrate the opening weekend. This resulted in an ongoing series of “Tate Lates” – a programme of regular, free, monthly late-night… Continue reading Application & Interactions – Week 6: Brief & Strategy

Application & Interactions – Week 5: Competitive Context

Week 5 Lecture & Resources Jessica Hische & Marian Bantjes at Design Indaba 2013 This design talk from two well-known lettering artists provided some useful food for thought on success and women in design. – Your studies are what you make of them. Make the most of it and connect with the people on your… Continue reading Application & Interactions – Week 5: Competitive Context

Application & Interactions – Week 4: Outcome & Ambition

Week 4 Lecture & Resources Research A photographer’s creative response to the “restlessness of lockdowns” I found an editorial on the Aperture website about how Nepalese photographer Tirtha Lawati responded creatively to the experience of living through lockdowns in the UK, which “forced Lawati to confront his own conception of home over an extended period… Continue reading Application & Interactions – Week 4: Outcome & Ambition

Application & Interactions – Week 3: Development

Week 3 Lecture & Resources Research Visual Inspiration for Journal I was really inspired by the beautiful botanical art of Julia Whitney Barnes, who makes cyanotypes with flowers and adds colourful painted details to create visually striking compositions. Equally striking are the “Nature Medleys” of artist Jill Bliss, shown below. I also encountered a really… Continue reading Application & Interactions – Week 3: Development

Application & Interactions – Week 2: Ideas, Craft and Context

Week 2 Lecture & Resources Design Talk Notes from watching the Walker Art Centre opening day design talk for their 2011 Graphic Design: Now in Production exhibition. Research I researched a wide range of different nature journals, botanical illustrations, visual diaries, artist/designer sketchbooks and creative mixed media collage as a starting point for ideas. The… Continue reading Application & Interactions – Week 2: Ideas, Craft and Context

Application & Interactions – Week 1: Brief Analysis

Week 1 Lecture & Resources Research Werkflow James Stringer is a digital artist who runs the London-based digital arts studio, Werkflow. He talked about how his background in art and music led him towards 3D animation, often harnessing video game technology to create it. Above is a collaborative project by Werkflow and fashion photographer Sølve… Continue reading Application & Interactions – Week 1: Brief Analysis