wordpainting: Good advice
Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention, please?
After years of closing my doors to the public, I am officially announcing today that Professor Mercury’s Mercuriosities has returned to astonish and delight you with a legendary assortment of rarities.
This mystical collection of artifacts and wonders from the four corners of the world (and beyond) is available to be seen for the first time in a generation, and for perhaps the last time in another.
The first item in the collection is this marvelous Alchemy Starter Set.
After paying a dear price to the last surviving member of a very… talented… order, I have obtained everything you will need to begin your journey toward unlocking the secrets of the universe.
This set has been assembled using ancient techniques and skills to bring the artful science of alchemical studies to a new generation of seekers.
The set is dangerous, to say the very least, but I think you’ll find it very useful.
Availability is still very limited. But don’t worry, everyone will have a chance to see this item for themselves.
Step right up.
This is awesome.
Documenting Disappearing London
I pass these stores every day. I pass hundreds every week, maybe thousands each month. It’s rare that I look for longer than I need. But Emily Webber sees them.
Based in Hackney, Emily shoots images of the urban furniture of 21st-century London. Her photos show chicken shops and nail bars; laundromats, kebab shops, hairdressers, cab offices, newsagents, and thrift stores all feature. In an increasingly chainified city, she zeroes in on the beauty and originality of the garish and the mundane. On London Shop Fronts, she has published over 1,200 images so far, running one every morning for almost four years.
Visual Identity: to give a Norwich University College of the Arts student society a visual identity.
Here I chose to re-brand the Creative Writing society. I put my design into context by creating a starter pack for the members- with the inserts including an introduction to the group, a bookmark, two postcards displaying the logo (one with typography and one without), flyers and a poster.
I wanted to mirror a raw and personal touch through my starter pack, so I used handwritten fonts printed on textured paper and pages from books to convey an honest representation of the valuabilty of creative writing itself.
I used blue ink for an artistic theme that ties all the inserts together. The coffee cup ink ring adds an honest expression of a creative writer’s thought pattern. The intensity of the blue ink contrasts well with the fragile material of the paper- balancing the design out.
Going straight to Hell-vetica…