alexyoungprintmaker:

Print or Die. Linocut print. Inspired by vintage tattoo flash. 2014

(via theskullandbonesclub)

I am travelling to Olso next week, which gave me a great excuse to look at some beautiful Scandinavian minimalist graphic and interior design to share with you! 

University of Chester final degree show work - Photography

Business card design. 

My upcycled record business card holder I made using a 78 record and a laser cutter. 

Final show work for ‘Reash’ upcycling brand. 

Part of my degree show exhibition for the brand ‘Rehash’ based on upcycling. 

Possible new blog

I’m thinking of starting another blog with posts about music, art, style and culture, four of my main interests and enjoyments in life. This will give me a chance to use my photography and design skills, to try out editorial style design, fashion photography and will be used as a sort of visual diary for myself.  It will coexist alongside this blog which is just about design and photography. 

1924us:

1924 x Live Faux 

Degree show update

With my graphic design exhibition I have decided on a logo which I need to foam board for maximum input, I am showing the sequence of my app through tablet sized images and using shelves to display my upcycled objects with tags on explaining they are for the brand ‘Rehash.’ 

It is a very stressful but exciting time. 6 days to go! 

Yesterdays printing for my photography degree show exhibition. I currently have three A0 prints and I am working on a handmade photo book to go alongside the prints.   

The Bedfords - Lower Castle Street in Liverpool.

RAF control tower, Prees Heath, Whitchurch.

Fleet Street, Liverpool (motel bar)

Derby Square, Liverpool (To Let signs)

Duke Street, Liverpool

Lorne Street, Chester (We buy lies)

Photography exhibition statement ideas

Statement ideas

Title ideas

Metempsychosis

Reincarnation

Old Haunts

Relevant quotes

"In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it."

-       Ernst Fischer  (1918-2007)

“I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful an expression of life as growth.”

-       Henry Valentine Miller   The Wisdom of the Heart,’Reflections on Writing’.

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“Decline is also a form of voluptuousness, just like growth. Autumn is just as sensual as springtime. There is as much greatness in dying as in procreation.”

- Iwan Goll

Statement draft

I am fascinated by the textures and narratives found in decay. My interests lie within the more macabre and abstract areas of photography, recording and observing the fragments of past places and narratives, why something has been left behind and to capture the soul of what others may view as soulless. David Carson has inspired a lot of my photographic and design work through composition and aesthetic.

I favour handmade as it emphasises my style of photography. Inspiration for my work often strikes from vintage objects and textures.

 

Inspiration for hand drawn illustrations 

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Initial homepage design for my ‘Rehash’ app.