Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Double exposure book - Journey

I made up a book of double exposures I took. I took images of a journey I had been on. Where by one set of exposures express looking up at the sky and the second set I took images of objects I saw along my journey. I created one book with black and white images and a second with colour. I feel the colour express's the journey a lot better as the true colours can be identified. When the images are all jumbled up areas can be seen, and almost appear like slight memories that can be remembered. This book expresses my personal journey.

Double exposures - Communication

Unpredictably and randomness within systems has always fascinated me, and it is something i work with in much of my design work.

I feel the double exposes would give me the unpredictable images I wanted to generate and is something I enjoy experimenting in. I started off by using a simple system, I chose to take all pictures around the idea of ‘communication'. I wanted this to be a collaborative piece... The first set of images were took in Birmingham, and then the film was sent to london where the second set was taken by somebody else.

Watercolour book

By simply soaking water colour paper into different colour watercolour paints and folding it up in such a way I wanted to create a book that because of its binding created pages full of visually exciting colour. the parameters of each page creates composition in that small area.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

bleeding inks books

I went about replicating Daniel Eatocks ‘Pantone Pen Print’ by doing so I put a system together which was simple. This was putting a set of felt tip pens on a stack of paper and leaving them for a week. Although the outcome could have been imagined, I liked the element of not knowing exactly what the outcome and forms would be. There is a sense of excitement leading up to revealing the finished piece before lifting up the pens.

It was kind of tricky to bind such a vast amount of separate sheets of paper. I tried using a technique where you create slits all the way down the spine, and fill them in glue and small pieces of book binding thread, and after covered it with scrim to make it a little more secured. I found the Japanese book binding technique worked a lot better for holding the pages together.

Newspaper Books

For this set of three books I had been inspired by the newspaper book Chris Svensson had made. I liked the idea where a newspaper that had been designed by somebody else could be switched around but still have the same subject matter within it.

I set a system whereby I asked three people to close their eyes and place a book upon a newspaper each. Each newspaper was exactly the same. I then Drew around the book that each individual had placed, then cut out the area that had been selected. For each separate newspaper I placed all the pages into a bag and then let the individual pick out each page at random, placing them all on top of one another and then bound them via the Japanese stitch binding. These books are selected areas of the same literature, and the fact that each appears totally different emphasizes how unpredictable this process can result in.