Wish You Were Here, Buddy

This week was the start of the buddy system. Thankfully I’ve managed to get almost everything done before now. All my samples have been made, overlocked and headed. My garments have been created. My sketchbook and research book are all up to date and bursting at the seams. I even got to university super early on Monday (only because I wanted a lift instead of getting the bus) and had time to fill and sand down the walls in my space. The only thing I needed doing was having my space painted white, which my buddy(ies) did amazingly. Not a drip on the floor, none of the filler could be seen. And it was all done super quickly. I’m pretty sure it took me longer than that when I was a buddy, but I’m not complaining, Daisy and Sonya have made my life juts that much more easier. So much easier intact that yesterday I was able to paint my motif onto the wall ready for putting up my display today. HUZZAH!




Come and Get your Type


I want most of my designs to have type in them. When thinking about what I’m good at, and using this to fuel my collection, I came back to typography. I love drawing and creating type and I’m also good at it, so I really want to use this technique within my work.

That being said I thought it would be good to try out a few of the different tools that I have, and see the different typefaces effects that come from them. I outlined what they are and what identifies them, and then started to think about which ones would be best fitting to my client. I feel that the brush pen and collage effects are closer to what I’m aiming for, sort of messy/edgy, not perfect and slightly rough around the edges. I’m also looking into the ideas of the change between analogue and digital, and the glitches and distorted screen effects that were around at that time. I’m planning to spend some extra time hand drawing out fonts and then digitally manipulating them to create some interesting edgy designs.