Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Dan Pease and Alfie Passingham

Here is our video for #lovepompey.

We were asked to fill a canvas with tweets that were sent via twitter with the #lovepompey. We spent an hour a day for 4 days creating this piece. We were situated in the Richmond building. The video was made up from just under 1000 photos and edited on Final Cut Pro. I hope you guys like it. Dan.

Stop frame of mine and Alfie's canvas work!! from Dan Pease on Vimeo.

Monday, 27 January 2014

David Millhouse - Visiting Lecturer

David is a designer who lives and works in Paris. He has lectured at various universities in Europe. His passion is for typeface design leading to commissions for identities, websites, print and film. After a lecture on his work he ran a workshop for our final year students. This required them to work on magazine covers using cut paste and hand drawn type. These were produced with time constraints starting with ten minutes and working up to 25 minutes. What you see below are just a few of the exciting outcomes. Students are already beginning to use this in their own project work.

Animal Frieze

A collective frieze of drawn animals - 15 metres x 2metres

40 first year illustration students
One piece of paper

The project was also photographed at 5 second intervals.

left panel

centre panel

right hand panel

Extending Practice

Level 4 student Wyman Babbage went to extraordinary lengths to fulfill an experiment based on his chosen book 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. This was for the Line and Colour Unit, which had students selecting a Penguin Classics book and developing a book cover for it. Wyman created a screen print of a tentacle that was 20 meters long. He says of his idea, 'the thought behind the print was to try and create 20,000 leagues in a roll, and to work on a bigger scale. The design is to be 20m long with a key and scale, converting 1m=1,000 leagues. I also had the idea of walking the print length whilst trying to narrate a quick version the story.' I think you will agree that this is a delightful and compelling print and a wonderful way to extend practice outside of the sketchbook.