Wednesday, 20 May 2009

I'm thinking of writing a novel...

Consider this for a title...
Accidentally Making Raisins
by Chloe Blackman

It will be about being lazy.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

A quick note...

to say that instead of blogging, I'm doing some work on Ampersands.
In an attempt to make use of my unhealthy fascination and adoration of the ampersand, I have decided to do part of my final year work on it.

This is one example of a small series based on people's individual interpretation of the symbol.
In other news, googling(is that a word yet?) "ligature" produced some unsavory results. Do not attempt to google this unless you want to be adequately disturbed. I have however, learnt a new meaning for the word ligature. Don't really get the similarities.
I've written this whole thing without using an ampersand. Shame.
It's ok.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Part Installments

This actually isn't about partially dressed women.
I'm concerned that I may be giving out the wrong signals over here.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Big booty, big booty, big booty giiiirrls

This is a visual teaser of some t-shirts I am in the process of making...
Maybe I'll upload a new visual clue daily till they're done. I'm certain the anticipation is almost too much to comprehend to my many thousands of blog viewers.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

While we're at it I suppose..

I love psychoanalysis! It's true about me. I'm a nerd. I love Freud.
For some reason last night, after finding out an acquaintance of mine was in fact a doctor of philosophy, I decided to have a long drunken conversation with him about, amongst other things, peoples fear of accepting Freudian ideas because it
will say too much about their own relationships. We also had a Nietzsche slating session which is for another imaginary internet/blog conversation. Anyway, a while back, I started researching Hermann Rorschach's
ink blot test. What a legend. He was a Freudian psychoanalyst who developed the famous ink blots as a way to expose the subconscious. That's him on the left. Actually quite fetching for a dead guy I
reckon. Not that I'm into that.
I had these home made post-it note examples of the ink blots on my bedroom wall/studio for an age before I could think of any way to incorporate them into a project. My main concern however was that all I could see them resembling were vaginas. What do you do?

I began thinking of them as collections and about how ideas and thought processes are the same thing. I wanted to display this collection of psychodisfunctions in a way which carries with it a certain amount of pride. At being human, at being analysed and to a certain extent, being a Freudian subject.

The accompanying quote reads

'What persuit is more elegant than that of collecting the ignominies of our nature?'
-Logan Pearsall Smith

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

At last some work...

I felt it was about time I 1] posted something new and 2] posted some actual work.
This is an animation response to a film project set by Alex Reuben just before Christmas. The Brief was titled 'What do you want if you don't want money?'
We approached this brief being analytical of the statement itself. It's something we hear often within the Graphic design industry and in many areas outside of design where the is an opportunity to make a large amount of cash. "I'm not in it for the money." When did being talented/successful/highly paid become something one should be embarrassed about? We wanted to create an animation to show it is what you do with money that gives it worth and value.

Project with Samantha Knight and Amy Mawji.

Saturday, 14 February 2009