Month: March 2014

Assignment 2 : Design Practitioners Presentation

Here is the presentation I produced for assignment 2: design practitioners.


Assignment 2


Stefan Sagmeister

Sagmeister produces a range of styles of work, including typography and patterns. He adds typography/patterns to part of the body such as the face, torso, and arms and photographs them. His work is different to any other artist I’ve looked at as the practical work is done by hand rather than digitally. He also uses objects to create typography, like rearranging twigs on a tree to form a word, using ripe and non-ripe bananas to form words and using pennies to form a sentence on the ground. Here are a few examples of his work:





Joshua Davis

Joshua Davis is an American designer, technologist, author and artist in new media. He uses Macromedia Flash and Processing as tools to generate art. An illustrator and painter with a passion for technology, Davis’ work showcased a rising genre of art. Davis was heavily involved in graphic and web design and from 1998 to 2001, he worked with the web production company Kioken. When Kioken folded, Davis became an independent web designer and artist, touring the world to speak at various graphic design conferences, such as SIGGRAPH, Flash Forward, FITC, BD4D,OFFF, Graphika Manila and others. Here are a few examples of Davis’ work: Image

One of davis’ projects, as shown below, was a black outlined print a few of his images printed to a large scale and put on a wall of a local mural in Mexico. The images below shows Davis colouring the image by hand, this he did all by himself but a few of the other prints he put up on walls were coloured by the public who were passing by.


Davis also collaborated with Windows 8 to design the default backgrounds on the Start Page. Here are a few images of his project for Windows 8:


Dan Mountford

From Brighton University, a 21 year old Graphic Design student named Dan Mountford has an extraordinary series of portraits titled The Worlds Inside of Us. Dan describes this series of images as “a visual journey through our minds by calm and tidy means which the reality of everyday life does not show.” Dan’s photography explores the use of double exposure, successfully isolating parts of an image in camera without using Photoshop. The images he captures are captivating with their thoughtful execution and composition; also working generally in photography, illustration, editorial & motion design. Dan has produced work for a number of companies/clients such as The Economist, Ogilvy New York, New Scientist Magazine, Urban Outfitters, EMI Records, Velvet Hammer and Blood Is the New Black. Here are a few of Dan’s images:


There are a few more of Dan’s photos, as well as an ever growing portfolio of smart illustrations, on his flickr website, and also on his tumblr account.