1000 word rationale;

My project discusses the relationship between VW Camper-vans and the Hippie Era of the 1960′s focusing on the incredible fanbase and legacy that the vehicle has left. my chosen theme would therefore be “Community” looked a through history, sociology and cultural studies. The VW camper-van holds stacks of cultural significance having been made a symbol …

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Sleeve Design

Above are my original sketches for the sleeve. As you can see I have two ways I could go about it. I could go down the route of the sleeve like structure, similarly to the way Stefan Sagmeister presented his books. Below are my digital drawings, edited with the psychedelic pattern that I would have …

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Layout Ideas

Below you can see two different layout options. Within these alternating layouts, you can see where I have used a solid 8 column structure, and where I have used a grid.        When I began creating the book I used a layout made up of 8 columns. It took time to re-jig the …

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Wes Wilson

“Graphic artist Wes Wilson pioneered the rock concert poster aesthetic of the late ’60s, translating the sights and sounds of counterculture society into the psychedelic iconography that endures today among the era’s most indelible images” The legendary Trips Festival staged during late January of 1966 was among the events publicised by a Wilson flyer; he also attended the event, …

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Stefan Sagmeister

  Stefan Sagmeister, born in 1962, is a New York based graphic designer and lettering artist. He has designed album covers for the likes of Lou Reed, The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith; he is, what they call, an “artistic collaborator”. Known for his strong opinions and his love of music and design, he is also …

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Initial Illustrations

My research has taken me on a journey beginning in the 1940′s, through the Second World War, through the swingin’ 60′s and onwards. After going over all the information I collected regarding the VW Van, I created a few hand-drawn illustrations combining the Van with other related elements. Using different themes within my topic I …

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Referring Back to the Brief

Brief / Everything About One Thing: Gather a complete knowledge about one of following three subjects, activism, globalism or community and make it accessible for the public in the form of a book, magazine or digital presence. This project brief is about asking questions, the initial challenge is to think ‘big’, through negotiation with tutors …

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