For my ProCon module this year I was involved with a live brief with Dr Me and Savwo in Piccadilly Place, for two weeks we were given a studio space where we were invited to take part in workshops and create work inspired by some prints from the salford print collection.
The first week of workshops included many different working techniques, mono printing, screen printing, still life studies and creating ‘Happy Accident Zines’. We also had talks from DR ME and Savwo on how to get and stay inspired, as well as a Q & A session with graphic design master James Victore via Skype.
The second week allowed us to work on pieces freely in the studio and collaborating with the DR ME guys and Savwo. This was an excellent experience and allowed me to gather some useful information and contacts within the industry.
At the end of the two weeks our work was exhibited in the space, the launch was extremely successful. Lots of industry professionals came down to look at the work we had produced. Through interest in the work I had created I was approached about the prospect of doing some work for barclays and given an email address for someone to get in touch with about some hand-drawn type work in the city. This was a great opportunity for me and something I am still in the process of negotiating.
Attached is a link to a video of me Speaking at the exhibition launch night about the experience and how useful it was for me..
For my C&O wines brief I have been working on a piece of typography for the front of their brochure, I have tried to create a piece of flowing type with decorative elements.
Here are some images I have been looking at to influence my design.