Next Best Thing Visual Material

The idea of an inferior alternative and being second best also lent itself well to the visual material that is to be distributed at both festivals. These are the A6 double sided flyers for Brighton and the A3 posters that will be advertising the shows. 
The imagery of a 2nd place rosette is used to reflect the almost but not quite good enough quality of the duo's show.

They are currently being risograph printed by Hato Press. 
Pictures of them will go up as soon as I can get my hands on some of them!


Next Best Thing Logo

I recently designed a logo for comedy duo, Next Best Thing.

With upcoming shows this year at both the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, they asked me to design a simple, bold, text based logo that also referenced their offkilter and often absurdist act. This would be used across their social media and on promotional material and branding. 

The idea of an inferior alternative and of being almost good enough developed into the logo below; the unbalanced nature of the NEXT edging into the BEST THING gives a clear indication of this idea of being almost there, but not quite.


Small: Thoughts and Projects

I'm going gif mad, but here's a flick through some spreads from Small: Thoughts and Projects 
by Carl Turner Architects, published by Artifice Books (available to buy here)

I interned as a graphic designer for the studio last summer, and one of my jobs was to aid in the design of a practice monograph that would later develop into the final book; organising images, photographs and text, designing initial spreads and ordering the projects so the designers at Artifice could get an idea of what Carl had envisioned for the book. 

A wonderful experience, and a lovely book!


Stephen Willats: Concerning Our Present Way of Living Publication

Here's a gif of some select spreads from the booklet I designed a few months ago for the Stephen Willats exhibition 
at the Whitechapel Gallery, Stephen Willats: Concerning Our Present Way of Living (for more information, click here)


I started a hand weaving course last month and after years, finally figured out how to get photos out of my ancient phone! 

Week 1 focused on the basic techniques, how to set up a hand loom (with clips and clamps) and getting to grips with the warp and weft - I think I only got about 4 tiny rows of weft done (in green at the bottom). Week 2 was continuing with building up the weft and learning how to tie off  once the yarn has come to the end or if you wanted to add a new colour  - 
I continued with the green and then switched to the pink. We then learned how to do triangles!

Here's a photo I took last week of my weaving sample, at the end of the session on Week 3. Learning how to do circles this time! I focused mainly on filling up the pink background and started to build around the base of the circle, so everything from the around the base of the triangle and up was done then. 

(this one's from my phone so it's a bit grainy)

And these ones are better quality that I took yesterday, after my class on Week 4; Filling in the circle and the adding the shaping around it. I stopped with the pink half way up and am thinking of starting with a bright orange to continue up. Circles are HARD, but this could mainly be because I wasn't paying attention to the number of passes I was doing as I was so content with the process and the technique and having such a nice time that I was just filling up the outline. I also think I started pulling too tightly as the width is starting to narrow and there's gaps around the circle edge - probably a mix of pulling the yarn too tightly and from the uneven number of passes. The pink on the right hand side also started sloping upwards. Weird. I think I just need to focus on technique more and take my time to do it properly than trying too hard 
to fill up a certain amount. It's so so nice to do!