Annotated Bibliography.

Draft list of things to look into:
- Wolff Olins.
- Photography in design.
- Mother (NY)
- Packaging.
- Branding and advertising.
- Kelli Anderson.
- Stephanie Prosavec.
- Brendan Dawes.
- Infographics.
- Pentagram.
- Martin Klimas.
- Alexander McQueen.

Final list:
- Alexander Mcqueen.
Why is it important/relevant to me? 
Although not a graphic design based designer, Alexander McQueen was controversial both when he was alive and after his death. I aspire to use my work to provoke, using my experiences and weaving them into my work.
McQueen, A. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, 14 March – 2 August 2015. Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

- Photography in design.
Why is it important/relevant to
me?
I myself have always loved photography, but never felt confident enough in my photography skills to combine it with the design side of my work. I want to look into this to see how people have used it in their work and how it can work well.
Eriksson, P (2004). Photography in Advertising. Sweden: PEERBOOK.

- Packaging.
Why is it important/relevant to me?
Packaging briefs have been a strong point throughout my university career and I want to look into the area more as I have never considered it as a career path and want to know more about it.
big fish® – branding, design + marketing consultants (2015) Available at: http://www.bigfish.co.uk/ Last accessed 14th Oct 2015.

- Mother (New York)
Why is it important/relevant to me?
After visiting the agency earlier in the year, their work really inspired me to work at their NY branch or their London branch. Their sense of community as an agency and the way they worked really appealed to me.
Iezzi, T. (2010). Creativity Agency of the Year: Mother. Available: http://adage.com/article/special-report-agency-alist-2009/advertising-creativity-agency-year-2009-mother/141651/. Last accessed 14th Oct 2015.

- Wolff Olins.
Why is it important/relevant to me?
Another leading agency that creates provoking work and timeless design, it’s relevant to me because surely that’s what everyone aspires to? It’s important to aspire to somewhere that makes a difference and creates beautiful and practical design.
Olins, W. (1979). Corporate Identity -The myth and the reality. Journal of the Royal Society of Arts. Vol 127 (5272), pg 208-223.

- Kelli Anderson.
Why is it important/relevant to me?
Seeing Kelli talk at the curated by lecture, I loved the way she used simple materials to create powerful images, like just using paper as a media and using the shadows it creates. I want to stay away from using too much digital enhancement to my work and take it back to basics.
Anderson, K. (2012) Design to challenge reality. Available at: https://www.ted.com/talks/kelli_anderson_design_to_challenge_reality. Last accessed 14th Oct 2015.

- Branding.
Why is it important/relevant to me?
I’ve always enjoyed the challenge of branding and creating a visual language and portraying a brand through a whole new visual language.
Abellán, M (2014). Branding and Spaces. Hong Kong: Asia Pacific Offset.

- Infographics.
Why is it important/relevant to me?
Infographics can be a beautiful and functional thing. I’ve really enjoyed past infographic briefs and thinking about how to convey information in an usual way that people would want to look twice at.
Coates, K and Ellison, A (2014). Information Design. China: Laurence King Publishing.

- Layout.
Why is it important/relevant to me?
Layout is something used constantly, and something I want to improve my skills for, even if its just to improve the look of my portfolio.
Fowler, D. (2014) Learn Page Layout with Video Courses and Tutorials from lynda.com. Available at: http://www.lynda.com/Page-Layout-training-tutorials/44-0.html. Last accessed 14th Oct 2015.

- David McCandless
Why is it important/relevant to me?
Someone who is ahead of the infographic game, he manages to create simple and powerful infographics. 
McCandless, D. (2010) The beauty of data visualization. Available at: http://www.ted.com/talks/david_mccandless_the_beauty_of_data_visualization?language=en. Last accessed 14th Oct 2015.

 

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