Magical Museum Exhibition 21/01/01

Free beer
Rob Hope-Johnson
Mike Makonnen
The 'publication' that goes with my exhibit. I printed out 9 pages on square paper, each explaining a different element of the paving I looked at in the Serpentine Gallery.
My exhibit- spray painted giant dominoes, placed to resemble paving to aid blind pedestrians.
Jake Hopwood
Oli O'Driscoll
Selection of A2 posters for the exhibits


Animated book

New Zealand Book Council - 'Bringing books to life'.
video by Anderson M Studio - http://www.andersenm.com/


Elective event

My elective, which we do alongside our proper degree, is IMAGE AND TEXT. To culminate our time studying (each Friday for 11 weeks) we showcase what we have gotten out of it by exhibiting in the 'Elective event'. Our idea is not completely finalised, but involves the meeting of words and images on a big scale in our studio, using foam board letters and projected images. We are looking for a phrases that describe THE END. A phrase that has been suggested that I myself am quite keen on is 'and suddenly..'



Personal Tutor 1 week christmas project

Sigune Hamman set us a short project to think about over christmas:

Interpret the following quote about the dialectical relationship of language and speech using typography and/or sound or any other medium of your choice.

‘A language is a purely abstract entity, a norm which stands above individuals, a set of essential types, which speech actualizes in an infinite variety of ways.’
V. Brøndal

I started out by researching Viggo Brondal and found a biography and summary of his work as a philosopher.
As the project was about language and possibly using typopgraphy I tried out copying and pasting the biography into the website wordle.com which organises it in terms of frequency of words occurring (the most common being the largest) into a 'word-cloud'... Here are a few experiments:
The last image does not have 'common English words' filtering, but it is obvious from all of them that the words that occur the most are:
and other similar words which are relevant to describing language, so I was quite happy with these results, as they really sum up what the quote, and the man, were about.

Magical Museum (christmas project)

Visit a museum, find an exhibit to research and document.

1. design and make an alternative exhibit in response to the chosen piece.

2. create a publication that contains a narrative or history of the exhibit. This may be factual or fictional.

3. design a poster that publicises the exhibit and the museum

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I chose to go to the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park for the DESIGN REAL exhibition.



The exhibition is curated by an influential German product designer, Konstantin Grcic, whose pared-down selection focusses on 'real' objects, all concieved in the last decade - mass-produced products that have a practical function in everyday life. I chose Paving for my project:

Not a very fascinating subject on first glance, but I found the fact that an established industrial designer went and designed some paving.. The bumps on the paving surface are to help the blind or visually impaired traverse the city.

In my publication I will write about this range of tactile paving, how it has helped blind people in the past, I will also profile the designer who has made many other useful designs for everyday life.

As for an alternative exhibit, for the exhibition in two weeks, I think I will be researching into:

  • tactile materials I can put on the gallery floor- so people will be walking over my exhibit

  • pavement artists, as in Mary Poppins

  • Hollywood Boulevard - celebrities' stars

  • Dominoes, the spots on them resemble the paving from Design Real

I have designed a poster using the patterns on the paving as a basis. I may change the type, though it is a font of mine that most closely resembles the one the exhibition uses..

The First Post

Got bored of my wordpress blog, decided to start afresh. I will be using this blog as my digital sketchbook, as printing everything out and cutting and sticking is expensive and time-consuming. Though I do love it, so bear with me if my posts take a while to become a bit regular.

11/01/2010 - Back at College. Camberwell College, Peckham Road, LONDON/ BA Graphics. 2nd year.

To keep things consistent here is a link to my blog last year: