Archive for October, 2010

Alan Clarke – Olympic 2012 Promotion Posters

October 20, 2010

A talented young designer who is making his territory in the design world.

Alan Clarke - Olympic 2012 Poster image

I enjoy the simplicity of the design, as if limited by a 2-colour print press machine. It is reminiscent of the pre/post war posters found in the London Underground, making full usage of opacity layers and intriguing shapes to suggest motion and imply the different sporting disciplines offered at the Olympics.

It makes a stark contrast to Wolff Olins’ controversial logo, it’s fresh to see Clarke not take a “contemporary” approach to his designs, any form of photographic manipulation or heavy photoshop reliance, it’s good to see the concept shine through.

Link: http://www.alanclarkegraphics.com/

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Blank canvas…

October 5, 2010

Back to university, final year of graphic design, first briefing of the year, we received the following:

Image of paper

A bit like A-level Art, being greeted with a blank piece of paper and not having a clue in what to do with it.

Where to begin? What to represent? How to manipulate the most generic stationary item that so many take for granted?

Could be something symbolic, environmental perhaps? Could be practical and direct? Could even be a weapon (damn those paper cuts…)?

Could be playful, artistic, pointless?

Good thing is that we only have a week on this otherwise we could really go on forever on such a simple thing.