Oliver Robson

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A visual diary for my Work/Research and things I find inspiring.

Multi Layered Type

 

Some Multilayering of colour to produce letterforms, the idea of reppetition of individual aspects, which alone are contextless but when combined with other layers produce a completely different being.

Example is an Intaglio print by a design group called working format.

 

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Filed under: Final Year, Things I like.

Personal Best Review


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Quoted from the LCC Head of College Blog:

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“Final year BA Graphic and Media Design, Design for Illustration students are showing some (pretty accomplished) works in progress right now in LCC’s Well Gallery. Amidst a frenzy of looming dissertation deadlines and other (requisite) final year anxieties, they present to the world Personal Best.

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Walking through the gallery, what’s most striking is the fact that much of the show is not centred on drawing. There are of course beautiful, literal, illustrations: Hanna Yoo’s sinuous patterns are meticulous and organic simultaneously, and Kirsten Abildgaard’s study on Narwhal Tusks uses a combination of text and painterly marks that is both eye-catching and engaging.

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But then there is Julian Camillo’s taxidermy hare, replete with a plant growing straight from its middle. It is beautiful and beguiling, but how is it illustration?

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Visualisation is a key word, and students are encouraged to not limit theirs for the sake of convention. “Paul Bowman (Illustration Pathway Leader) really tries to get everyone to explore their own way of working and not follow current trends,” says student, Oliver Robson.

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There is more typography, photographic work and mixed-media collage.  Robert Flanagan’s film animates his monotone, abstract mark-making and Sean Parker has created an installation, Unmonuments, in one corner.

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On Thursday 13 January, the students will also be hosting a Private View and Silent Print Auction feauturing their own work as well as that of established illustrators such as Rob Ryan, Martin O’Neill and Gemma Correl. All money raised goes towards staging their degree show in the summer. Despite the stressful timing, Oliver considers this annual tradition “a good thing – it really steps up the level of work.” So if anyone’s left out there who thinks being an art student’s easy, let this interim show prove otherwise!
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It’s a pretty good review of the show, although it was a lot of hard work to set up with some minor [and major] issues at times – it was a great success. Thanks again to all who helped!

Filed under: Things I like.

Personal best Private & Silent print Auction.

 

So we had our Private view on Thursday just passed, along with the silent auction for the prints that we submitted & donated from various people [thanks!]. The private view turned out really well and so did the print sale, making around £800 in total! I would just like to say a very big thank you to everyone who donated prints, it’s very much appreciated and the money will go towards funding our external final year show later in the year!

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Filed under: Things I like.

Personal Best

Some more artwork for the branding of our Interim Exhibition, including some name tags and various other bits and bobs with our custom typeface in use. Pics of the exhibition will be uploaded in another post.

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Filed under: Things I like.

It’s been a while..

So it seems i’ve completely forgotten to update my blog in the recent weeks what with this and that going on.

We recently held an interim exhibition for our Illustration studio at LCC, to showcase some of our work in progress etc. We’ve been working on developing our own typeface for for the Exhibition, [Which by the way is entitled ‘Personal Best’]. The typeface loosely follows this theme where the imagery we were working with for the design of this exhibition is celebration achievement but in a non serious manner – we tried to avoid the egotistical aspect of the name which happened to then produce and underlying theme which tied the whole exhibition together nicely.

Here is the typeface which I designed with the help of Anthony Chapman and Robbie Flanagan, the typeface is based around the LCD digital clock/stopwatch, in which world records and other sporting achievements are displayed and recorded.Below is the typeface and some early experimentation of how the typeface could be implemented.

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Filed under: Things I like.

Panoramic Pinhole

So I’m getting ready to make a panoramic pinhole that I found here.

I’ve been researching into 120mm film and the various processes that I need to become aware of and have found this useful thread with pretty much everything I need to know in regards to loading the film etc, – I would definitely have messed this up since I’m used to 35mm film.

Filed under: Things I like.

David Michael Weller and _Others.

So one of my Bessies from University graduated this year and has just completed his website;

David Michael Weller

It looks pretty swish and after looking around etc, I found a couple more websites which I think you may like.

http://spacecollective.org/  – Similar to TED.com and the founders of Cargo

http://cargocollective.com/

enjoy.

Filed under: Things I like.

Pixar Studios.

I went to watch toy story 3 the other day [which is great btw], at the start of the movie just after the adverts they showed a short from Pixar Studios called ‘day and night’ which was actually really really interesting. I decided to take a peek and see if i could find any other shorts from Pixar Studios and came across this jem;

http://66.196.80.202/babelfish/translate_url_content?.intl=fr&lp=fr_en&trurl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.fubiz.net%2f2009%2f06%2f09%2fpartly-cloudy%2f

Filed under: Things I like.

It’s Been a while,

Sorry guys, I’m aware it’s been a while since I last updated this.. Unfortunately I’m working full time at the moment to try and make some dolla. I’ll be updating this soon with some side projects i’ve been doing and also some old work that I still need to put up on here.

all the best,

Filed under: DPS., Things I like.

EcoHero.

Just watched a TED talk by Roz Savage, who rowed across the Atlantic solo and is Currently rowing across the Pacific solo.

I found the talk really inspiring, not only to raise environmental issues but also from a self development point of view. Another such case is Abby Sunderland who is sailing around the world solo, but has recently had to activate her emergency beacon (EPIRB) because her mast broke.

I think that the EchoHeroes site could prove to become an effective way of altering our behavioural methods, people work harder to achieve when there are certain points to be met, or rewards – such as a grading system or medals etc to work towards, I’ll see if I can find a link to another TED talk to talk in detail about what I mean. This is a great use of technology/ the internet to start looking after the environment. It’s the small things that matter.

http://ecoheroes.me/

http://www.soloround.blogspot.com/

Filed under: Dissertation., Things I like.

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