Tuesday, 27 March 2012

What is a Line?//chat-up lines

having now changed my idea slightly for the what is a line publication on chat up lines, (from being just for graphic designers to 'different professions') I needed to do further research into chat-up lines for different professions
these were:

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS
TEACHERS
CHEFS & WAITRESSES
SCIENTISTS
ENVIRONMENTALISTS
NURSES

these are some of the new chat-up lines that I found online and particularly liked:


SCIENTISTS

I sulphur when you Argon

you are sweet a Pi

I think I lava you

we've got chemistry

you mean the world to me

would there be any resistance if i took you ohm?

If you are as intelligent as you are beautiful then you must be a rocket scientist.


CHEF

are you made of salsa because you are HOT

you're the peanut butter to my jelly

if this place is a steak house, you must be the prime rib

You must work at subway...cause you`re givin` me a foot long. 

Baby, you got more legs than a bucket of KFC! 

Do you have any raisins? (no...) How about a date? 

"Do you like Bacon? Wanna strip?" 


TEACHERS

if you were a book at the library, I'd definitely be checking you out

if you were my homework, I'd slam you down on my desk and do you!

if i could rearrange the alphabet, i would put u and i together

Let's take you, add me, subtract the clothes, divide your legs and multiply. 


NURSES

i hope you know CPR because you take my breath away

can i insert my thermometer in you to check your temperature?

i want to stick to you like glucose

my love for you is like diarrhoea, i cant hold it in

I'm addicted to yes, and I'm allergic to no. So what's it gonna be?


ENVIRONMENTALISTS

you must be the real reason for global warming

Was that an earthquake or did u just rock my world?

Are you a magnet cuz im attracted to you

Do you have a map? Because I just keep getting lost in your eyes!


SPORTS

Are you tired cause you've been running through my mind."

Are you in karate because your body is kickin'

Girl, you got more curves than a race track.

for the publication, I am colour coding each of the different professions as a way of distinguishing the postcards and also incorporating my love of bold, bright colours
there will be six categories/professions (and so six colours) with four different chat-up lines for each, giving 24 postcards/chat-up lines in total


GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

I like my fonts sans-serif, and you sans-pants.
Come back to my place and I’ll show you a really naughty way to fill up some negative space 
If only Helvetica Neue what I would like to do to you...
What if I told you the fly on my legs opens quicker than a 500kb JPEG file?



TEACHERS 

if you were a book at the library, I'd definitely be checking you out
if you were my homework, I'd slam you down on my desk and do you!
if i could rearrange the alphabet, i would put u and i together
Let's take you, add me, subtract the clothes, divide your legs and multiply. 



CHEFS & WAITRESSES

are you made of salsa because you are HOT
if this place is a steak house, you must be the prime rib
You must work at subway...cause you`re givin` me a foot long. 
"Do you like Bacon? Wanna strip?"



SCIENTISTS

I sulphur when you Argon
you are sweet a Pi
If you are as intelligent as you are beautiful then you must be a rocket scientist
would there be any resistance if i took you ohm?


ENVIRONMENTALISTS

you must be the real reason for global warming
Was that an earthquake or did u just rock my world?
Are you a magnet cuz im attracted to you
Do you have a map? Because I just keep getting lost in your eyes!



NURSES

i hope you know CPR because you take my breath away
can i insert my thermometer in you to check your temperature?
i want to stick to you like glucose
I'm addicted to yes, and I'm allergic to no. So what's it gonna be?

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Stamp It//response to crit

RESPONSE TO CRIT FEEDBACK


final crit points:


- photos used should all be of stacks of things (like the newspaper image), maybe try taking my own photos instead?


- 'RECYCLE' on each stamp


- adjust text so its more readable at a small scale


- logo doesn't work when stamps are viewed on their own


- first day cover packaging does not contain correct information, not representative of a proper Royal Mail first day cover




STAMPS: DESIGN DEVELOPMENT









FINAL STAMPS 


FIRST DAY COVER: DEVELOPMENT












FINAL FIRST DAY COVER
front


back

Friday, 23 March 2012

Stamp It//presentation boards

as part of the RSA brief, I had to produce four presentation boards showing research, ideas, development and final designs







Stamp It//first day cover packaging

my main idea for the design of the first day cover packaging was to make it look like an envelope to show the stamps in context and that stamps can be recycled also

I tried a few different approaches to this to see which was the more effective but found the idea getting a bit complicated and perhaps not communicating as well as it could do







I downloaded a vector image of the Royal Mail logo so that I could adjust the colours to match with my own colour scheme












the newly adjusted recycle now logo within the four stamps




Stamp It//design development

Once the template and the basic design layout had been drawn up, I sourced photographs of different recyclable products and materials and placed them within the stamp template to see which version worked best and was the most recognisable 
from a small scale
I tried out a few different photos for each product/item

CORRUGATED CARDBOARD










EGG CARTONS//NEWSPAPERS



TOILET ROLL TUBES//MAGAZINES//CEREAL BOXES


I removed the stamp borders to look at the stamps as a set of four as opposed to just individually


the layout of the logo within the four stamps doesn't fit quite right when stamps have borders and are separated- needs adjusting






I want to communicate the idea that stamps can also be recycled by simply placing an example in context on an envelope as part of the packaging