Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Design in context

1920 - Character Creation (Part 1)

2nd project this week. Creating a character from the 1920. 

Defining events of the 1920s 

The Volstead Act (Banning of all alcoholic substances) 1920-1933
Rise of organized crime syndicates. Capone (Italian) and 'Bugs' Moran (Irish)
Saint Valentines day massacre (1929)
The Jazz era 
The re-emergence of KKK (1920)
America became the wealthiest country in the world. Hire Purchase agreements, encouraged consumers to spend. Boosting the economy, however, forcing it too collapse and fall into depressing due to lack of repayments during the 1930s 
The wall street crash (1929)

Style of the 1920s 

'Most men who retained facial hair during the 1920s and 1930s limited themselves to a moustache or a goatee'

 Men typically wore suits, an era of money, may as well look sharp.

Still from the film 'The Untouchables'

The Volstead act allowed Notorious Gangster 'Al Capone' rose to prominence during the 1920s, by bootlegging alcohol, smuggling and prostitution.    

Monday, 24 September 2012

On Location. The start.

Finally a first year! Moving on.

The first project this semester involves studying a location for three days, in order capturing the essence of the site. by producing different images using a variety of materials and mediums (Drawings, paintings, ink ect ect). Then amassing all the work  into an ISSUU magazine.

The location we decided upon, is a skate park. I think this is a wise choice, because, there is so much raw emotions displayed in a skate park, due to the fact that skaters are trying to express themselves.

These are examples of things i've looked at for research and inspiration; These are some magazines already on ISSUU regarding skating. 

These are examples of videos i've watched in order to try understand the emotions being expressed.

and finally, location illustrators for inspiration 

Lucinda Rogers

Olivier Kugler