Sunday, 28 February 2010

Hand Job

Looking through one of my favourite books, 'Hand Job' full of hand drawn designs, I selected some of my favourites which inspired me to recreate and create my own drawing for my poster. I much prefer hand drawing type and scanning it in to alter it on photoshop.

I love the black and white style of this and the collection of different type, so many things to look at and take in, very simplistic but I believe it works well together along with the inclusion of small doodles and illustrations. I would like to include this kind of style into my posters as I think with a lot of things on the page it could possibly look cluttered but I really like this style.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Jesper Waldersten

This is a textile design, but this piece has a certain style which attracts me. I love black and white work and again the 'doodlee' style used, especially a large scale of it works so well, so much detail and so much to look it.

Lucinda Rogers

The Castle Bookshop at Hay-on-Wye

I like the basic style of these drawings, simplistic black line drawings, with different thicknesses for particular things like the chair, finished with an ink dripping


From the library I found this illustration book, 'The Picture Book' full of designs and illustrators for inspiration. I picked out a few I found particularly interesting.
Iparticularly like the piece below with the desk, 'Back to the Old School' created for the celebration of 50 years of the Parker Jotter pen. I love the style used, a variety of doodles and words drawn in a quality style to create a collage of images, the context that it is used within works perfectly as well.

Poster Design

When looking at poster design Ifocuse more on typographic posters along with with type and image posters. I like the idea of using type only on a poster to make a visual impact by experimenting with type and playing around with it.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Sunday, 14 February 2010


Eduardo Recife

Looking at his selectin of typefaces I particularly like these two LeKing and Handmade. For my 100 project I made my own drawings of his typeface, Handmade as I believe it was appropriate to the context and subject matter of humours Christmas.