- Guilty Pleasures Matters: Collect—Curate—Exhibit For a one week project set, designer Craig Oldham set us the task of collecting, curating and exhibiting something. Collect_‘Get or gather together large number of something’ Curate_‘Select, organise and present.’ Exhibit_‘To show, make visible or apparent’ Collect Myself, along with my two other fellow designers (Andrew Hodgkiss & Scott Moyse) descided to collect people's guilty pleasures. Collected over the three years of our course, we gained over 100 individ
- Dimpsy CiderRoger Wilkins' Dimpsy Cider As part of a workshop at Falmouth University, Taxi Studio challenged us to create a unique packaging solution for a Somerset Cider maker, Roger Wilkins. After researching Roger and his business (pictured in the images above), I decided that the packaging should focus on the hand picked nature of his apples, and my task then became how the packaging could reflect this.
- Shapes of Sounds: Gesture ResearchA research passion project investigating the connection between gestures and speech. Often neglected, hand gestures play a crucial role in face to face conversation, often reinforcing and strengthening it. However in certain circumstances [like for example the translation of speechs into transcripts] this valuable piece of information is lost completely. This project aims to understand, explain and create potential visual alternatives to showcasing a conversation's physical dialogue. Shapes of Sounds Part 1: Video Interviews I conducted a series of interviews with members of my course to produce a library of popular gestures. From that I produced a video aiming to highlight the amount of gestural dialogue that is lost when converted to just type.
- BoundlessCould you take a tool, something that you use everyday in your work process, and redesign it? This project looks at the notebook, and how we could re-imagine the recording process. Writer Jack Kerouac famously wrote his entire first draft of On The Road on a 120-foot scroll of tracing paper fed through his typewriter. This allowed him to write freely and without pause, completing the draft in only three weeks. A paper holding system designed to utilise scrolls, Boundless allows for the user to write on a continuous piece of paper, thus leaving their flow undisrupted. Boundless utilises a modular system, allowing artists and designers to customise their equipment to best fit them. Taking inspitation from Jack Kerouac's process, this tool focuses around the idea of flow, encouraging swift notation of continuous trains of thought.
- Rally SocialLack of Communication Across modern day society there are many differing opinions with a distinct lack of discussion between these groups and communities. There's a stigma that the opposing views are at best wrong, and at worse a threat. This narrowing ideology can be dangerous. How could we get people to talk to each other from seemingly different worlds? In 1971, the US sent their table tennis team to China to play in the world championships. This was the first time American delegates had been sent to the country since 1949. The tournament levelled the playing field and acted as a bridge between the two superpowers; soon after President Nixon had an official visit to China and a pre-existing embargo on the country went on to be lifted. This got us thinking: What if ping pong could be as means of bringing modern day oppositions together?
- Seeing Double: A dissertation a bit like you've seen beforeCan visual parody be effectively used as a means of commercial art in the modern age? When asked to write a dissertation in my final year, I decided to write about the world of parody, focusing particularly on the case of We Go to the Gallery (between the artist Miriam Elia, and Penguin Books). 'Chris Ireland's Seeing Double is changing the way a handful of people think about parody. Through visual analysis of popular works in the gallery and commercial art worlds, this dissertation showcases how parody cna be used for both scathing critique and humorous quotation. Now in full colour (because who would write an art analysis bok in black and white?), Ireland looks towards the future of parody, highlighting potential diretions for this technique.' - Parody Blurb
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