things to keep in mind
It’s about time that I introduce this blog into the second year, with a minimal amount of introspection hopefully. For minimal cringe I will also overlook talking in length about my first year experience, where I learned a lot, regretted some and grew once again a tiny bit. It’s mostly the same as when I finished foundation, but with the next level of progress. I guess I just have the same issues and I’ve gotten once again slightly better at dealing with them, which might not be a miracle change but hey, progress! You won’t see me complaining. You can’t be perfect at 20, is what I tell myself to boost morale, no matter how many of my classmates can challenge that idea.
But new beginnings is always my favourite part of everything and i can say that I’m excited about the potential greatness ahead.
Also our new projects are exciting and our tutors are inspiring and I live next to uni and everything is slightly rainbow coloured, despite the insisting rain. And I’m studying Doctor Who for contextual and theoretical studies, which I thought I would regret but I really really really don’t.
One of the first insights that I’ve had during this second year of graphics is how excited I am to be in class with so many talented people. During first year I was orientated towards tutors and myself, taking in briefs and wrestling with them all by my lonesome, slightly embarrassed during the whole ordeal. Add a couple of bad group projects and I just wasn’t convinced by “your best resource is each other”.
But this year, coming back from break to all my graphically inclined friends and classmates, I’m amazed by how creative, motivated and plain brill everyone is.
Of course we’re all different levels of confused and I highly suspect that the exceptions are just also talented at pretending. But still we are all here because we love design and having access to so many different approaches and point of views is exhilarating. Every day in class I look forward to discussing the brief, ideas and design, it’s truly one of the most pleasing AND effective sources of inspiration.
(special ugh mention to the few that seem to come in to complain about the course and having any sort of work to do : i will nod, smile and sit somewhere else)
~ Etiquette for Americans, by A Woman of Fashion, 1898
Soho inspired palette for my project5 pdf, I’m crying a bit about it because posted on tumblr it looks quite different than on photoshop, I might print off the pdf just to be sure that my tutor is not blinded.
Browns/earthy colours for the brick buildings
Gold for pub names and various embellishments
Rhodamine Red for the borough’s history with the sex industry/neons