Sunday, 23 January 2011

NARC brief

Last week we got a live brief from NARC magazine to create the cover and cd booklet for their 5th birthday issue. The brief was very open, they wanted something creative and not mainly photography. My initial inspirations were, Si Scott, Johanna Basford and Rob Ryan, below is my idea I will present on Tuesday, if it is chosen I will need to work on the type layout and imagery on the inside of the booklet and the back.

Monday, 3 January 2011

It's been a while

Happy new year! I gave myself a nice little break over the christmas period to eat, drink and be very merry!

However back to work it is, after much confusion and thought I have decided for my negotiated project to brand a new airline and design their inflight magazine as I really wanted to create an editorial piece. While researching magazines on the internet I found these amazing covers by David Carson.

I particularly like The Black Swan cover as the illustration and type work really well and I find the type at the bottom of the Huck a bit hard to read and although it's David Carson's style I feel that it's been overdone a bit.
I also found these wine bottle designs used to celebrate the rescue of the 33 Chilean Miners. Design company Unreal have created a limited edition of 33 bottles of Chilean wine where the bottles have been distributed to clients and industry figures as an alternative to a Christmas card during the festive period.

I really like the typeface used here and how the two "i"s join to form the long drop of how far the miners were.

I start my placement at Neil Wilson Design on friday so wish me luck and lets hope this is the start to an amazing year.