• books

    MinaLima Book Design | Illustrated Classics

    I’ve got a really short post today. I just wanted to tell you about the illustrated MinaLima classics. If you haven’t already worked it out I am a little obsessed with MinaLima. That is Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima who did the graphic design work on Harry Potter. They also worked on a bunch of other movies. Such as The Fault In Our Stars, The Imitation Game, Sweeney Todd and The Golden Compass. ILLUSTRATED MINALIMA CLASSICS As you can see their latest creation are these illustrated editions of classic children’s story books. And I’m more than a tiny bit in love with them. I’ve mentioned this before but I am a total…

  • art & design

    Stop Motion Animation Using Animate It

    As part of my course we were able to try out animation. The brief for this project was to create a 30 second, stop motion animation using Animate It! This is a really simple piece of software made by Aardman Animations. You connect a webcam then it overlays an image on-top of the live video so you can move parts of the image. When you combine the images together it makes an animation. We were given sound clips from Scrubs so you didn’t have to worry about the audio part of this project. The most important thing was designing the characters and actually creating the animation. This was the most…

  • art & design

    Designing An Advertising Campaign Is Hard

    For this project we had to design an advertising campaign for diversity and it was really really difficult. I now have so much respect for people who do this as a job because holy crap this was hard. Designing the posters was actually the easiest bit of this because you also had to create the tag line and what you wanted the poster to be about. DESIGNING AN ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN The problem with advertising diversity is there is so many different things you could do it about. We were given a talk about diversity but it was still extremely difficult and I ended up trying to create something about invisible…

  • art & design

    Logo Design For Eco-Hotel Chain

    Out of the three parts to the corporate identity project this was the most fun. We got to work with an interior design student on their final degree project. They were creating the interior design for a hotel and we got to create the logo for their hotel. Today I am going to share the process behind creating a logo for this hotel brand. My client was creating a sustainable, environmentally friendly hotel. But she also didn’t want it to scream eco-friendly. So it was tricky finding a logo that had some sort of natural element without going too over the top. I eventually came up with these very stylised, almost 50s…