At this point I feel like there are a million different elements that we have to think about for our pitch in a few weeks, but we’ve been managing to break down everything little by little so it’s less terrifying…
For the Summer Show we’ve used Sign Language and the imagery of hands as a starting point for our image making. During my initial research into hands, I’d seen plaster casting as a way of producing hands in a cheaper way than ordering wooden hands that artists reference.
Last year I was in the Impression studio and between us we managed to design and print the whole of the Summer Show catalogue. So our group has used some of that knowledge to guide our proposal.
Personally I’ve been finding the fundraising element of the Summer Show proposal the hardest element to think about. So rather than give any one person the task of coming up with how we were going to do that we brainstormed ideas as a group.
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator is a tool for understanding our own personalities; the aim of this session was to understand our own personalities and how we then work in a group.
During my research into aesthetics for Design Competition I was looking at things I liked and while my Pinterest board was getting really full, I didn’t feel like it was very useful. So I had a look over at the brief again and remembered that ‘language’ was a theme.
This week we were with Accelerator rather than Regular Practice going through the business side of our Summer Show proposals.
This week was our second session with Regular Practice and it was an extension of the marking making workshop. With the work we produced we were to add typography to the sheets in order to make them into show posters.
First workshop of Design Competition was with Regular Practice to create marks. These spontaneous methods with random tools aimed to help us think outside the box when it then comes to generating ideas for the Summer Show.
Our group is made up of students from the Ellipsis studio so we chose to look at an exhibition focused on publication. It definitely taught us a lot even if it wasn’t what to do..