An on going project in which I explore how creating photo-collages images has progressed with technology. In contrast to my preferred method of cutting up analog prints with a scalpel, for this project I limited myself to only using free apps on the Apple iPhone with photographs I have taken with the built in digital camera.
Since the introduction of applications such as ‘Instagram’ we have witnessed a rise in the popularity of and creation of “Faux-Vintage” photography. Many companies are offering these image editing programs for free, so anyone with the device can get started. In my experiments I am aiming to explore how far I can push and combine these applications to create images with new compositions. And see if they have a different impact than my preferred method of working by hand.
If you would like to follow this project it is published to my Instagram account @kraggy
The brief was create a summer t-shirt design that only used 3 colours and could be screen printed.
This was not put into production in the end, but I have had lots of people express interest in it. So if enough people say they would like one, I shall defiantly get my screens out and make them myself.
The design also fuelled a few variations, including my new repeating background:
It features: ◆ a Blog that we are constantly updating with news around the show and interviews of the ◆ illustrators. ◆ a Gallery page to navigate through exhibitors ◆ Individual Gallery pages for each illustrator showing examples of their work ◆ a page showing Moving Image work ◆ a section devoted to the Art Against Knives charity raffle ◆ and of course Info about the show on as a page or drop down option at anytime.
Images presented to the Work Art Director for editorial feedback.
Cover and inside image for the Guardian Newspaper’s Work section, Article about:”The new rules of recruiting: How social networks can help you find a job”
And an illustration to represent the personal effects article about a lady who’s husband would not let her turn the heating above 18°C. It would only be printed small (about 10cm high) so i wanted to make a to the point graphic image that represented restriction, the heat/cold element and gender.
EP cover design and packaging for the acoustic band Narrow Plains - Somewhere In Between EP. This then turned into taking control of the branding of the band, including setting up website and any social medias the band were using.
Website design and coding with custom links to various social networks, music player, purchase link and information / contact.
This was a collaborative effort with fellow illustrator Dan Clarke doing the design work, and myself doing the web-design. Although it is only a holding site, I think we have produced something we are both proud of, and happy to represent the year.