TADO: Make a Mascot Brief

My chosen individual is Shannon Wardrop, a female singer/songwriter, guitarist and old school friend. We both grew up together in a suburb of London. Growing up in a performing arts surrounding we were both heavily influenced by music, the inspiration for her music can be drawn from the likes of the Rolling Stones, Small Faces, …

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VW Revisited

Research Revisited To begin with I interviewed a VW enthusiast in order to establish a use for the project. After receiving feedback on the project I realised that there wasn’t much of a backbone to the idea, just lots of research documented in a publication and presented, plainly. By interviewing a keen traveller, and VW …

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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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