Tag Archives: Part three: Visual Communications

Project 4: Exercise 2 ~ Knitting Patterns

This is perhaps one of the stranger exercises I’ve had to do for Uni work. In this exercise I’ve been asked to research contemporary and historical examples of where and how knitted items have been represented. I began with a mind map of my own instant thoughts on knitting and it’s associations.

Knitting brain storm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Project 4: Time and Place ~ Exercise 1

In approaching this project, and more specifically this exercise I realised something. Okay I realised a couple of things; one that I’m not massively aware of what is new or now in visual/contemporary culture, two that I needed to figure out how to find out what is new or now. Cue frantic online searching of various illustration, contemporary visual culture magazines. I came across one magazine, Wrap, that I liked the look of which professed to be interested in contemporary illustration.  I  also began looking into the websites and magazines listed in my course guidance.

Front cover illustration by Ping Zhu. For Wrap magazine, issue 11 'Balance'. Photo credit: Christy Archer.

Front cover illustration by Ping Zhu. For Wrap magazine, issue 11 ‘Balance’. Photo credit: Christy Archer.

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Project 3: Exercise 2 ~ Join the Navy

Join the Navy, 1917 (colour litho); Richard Fayerweather Babcock

Join the Navy, 1917 (colour litho); Richard Fayerweather Babcock

In this exercise I am going to explore semiotics, by doing a semiotic analysis on the picture opposite. I will first describe the literal elements of the print, the denotation. Then I will consider its implied meaning, and try to work out whether these connotation were accidental or deliberate.

 

 

 

 

 

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Interesting Illustrators: Owen Gent & Marina Muun.

In the process of researching for projects for degree work I often come across artists, designers, illustrators that I find fascinating. I don’t always make the time to comment on or collate examples of these. Often Pinterest is my chosen place of visual collation – I have boards where I digitally collect images in several different categories. I wanted to take the time to reflect on the work of two illustrators whose work I’ve discovered recently; Owen Gent & Marina Muun.

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Visit to: The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair 2016

I’ve been meaning to write about this visit for some time, it was our (myself and my husbands) first visit to The Hepworth Wakefield gallery and first time at a fair dedicated to printmaking. I will admit two things to begin with, firstly that I had never seen any work by the famous sculptor Barbara Hepworth prior to the visit. Secondly that I was not prepared for the somewhat dismal day we arrived at the gallery. Anyway we had intended to come see the print fair and to hear Printmaker Angie Lewin in Conversation with Senior Curator of Prints at the V&A, Gill Saunders.

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