My ‘New Leaf ‘ bottle print design.
This is part of the result of the module ‘Space and Place’. I was focusing on line and struggling to get anywhere. However after a bit of editing these are a couple of the works I came out with. Personally I think it’s quite random, but I get to call it art.
The theme of ‘line’ was influenced my modern trends in many things I have saved from blogs I have come across – as shown above. The theme was ‘line’, but within that theme I was focusing on communicating a song that means a lot to me, ‘Oceans’, by Hillsong.
The first photograph explains how complicated and difficult life can get represented by the lines (fine-tip black sharpie). The clear circle in the middle represents how I feel when listening to Oceans. When listening to music like that, you enter into a space, and a peace regardless of everything going around you. That was the simplest way I could communicate this song.
The second photograph shows the hand written (scribbled) lyrics of the song Oceans, keeping the simple black line consistent along with the significant (we’d be here all day explaining the significance of the circle) orange circle (orange chalk).
In one of my previous posts I showed the Typography exercise we did in class where we individually traced letters – old school typography. I also traced ‘KARISMA’ (as the name of my blog) and thought I would see what I could do with it. I just used what I had, which was a camera, and watercolour/illustration also from a previous post – merged them together now I have a potential header for my blog! – While also enjoying the process ☺
Because of our modern-day technology, we have lost the ability to create typography organically – with pen and paper. Nearly all our text and font is now created through computer software’s rather than the original, old-fashioned way that trains the hand and eye to pick up on crucial, fine details – things that define a good designer from one great. Hand-rendered typography is a skill I certainly want to nurture, and I will probably spend the next few days solely focusing on this skill. I just need to remind myself to breath…