Monday, 27 December 2010

Thursday, 16 December 2010


Switzerland comprises of 4 main regional languages, German, French, Italian and Rumantsch. As well as showing all the food on the menu, I thought it might be nice to give a little bit of insight about the country. Showing statistics and information through the style of the continued type specimen book theme. Here are a few early rough's i've been working on

Friday, 10 December 2010

first pages of menu

My menu is starting to take shape, i'm having 3 sections...Starters, Mains and Desserts. The idea is that the menu is set out like a typeface specimen book, to go with the swiss typographic theme.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Thursday, 2 December 2010

the perils of using letraset

Without the letter 'e' you're pretty screwed

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Change of direction

Decided to scrap the 'placeholder' fish/seafood restaurant idea. I love the Swiss typographic style, so it seems sensible to take the route that i'd enjoy more. During the midst of my research i stumbled across these which i thought were quite nice...

Monday, 29 November 2010

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Monday, 15 November 2010

"Experiencing good typography is like walking into a well-lit room. You may not stop to analyze it, but good lighting makes you feel better, and if it makes a sudden change for the worse, you will know it"

- Ellen Lupton

Saturday, 13 November 2010


Was happy to find my letraset sheets in the post this morning, 5 sheets of Helvetica Condensed 3mm. What a variety.

Monday, 8 November 2010

New Brief

The 'International Society Of Typographic Designers' (ISTD) have released the briefs for the 2010/2011 student awards. I've decided to go for the typographically themed restaurant brief. I'll hopefully be updating regularly as the work progresses.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010


Overall really happy with the result, the quality is nice and all the colours came out fine, I gained some good experience getting it printed and corresponding with One Digital from Brighton. If I had more time I would of done a couple more stories, the magazine does feel a little light and flimsy but Im promoting it as a one off limited edition 4 story special. Doing this project gave me a good insight into how precise you really have to be with editorial work, even minimal layouts and using a minimal colour palette. Making sure all the body copy is the same size and weight, lining things up and using a grid, embedding fonts, converting to cmyk, image size etc etc. I definitely spent a lot more time spell checking because thats the last thing you want to see on a finished piece, so i think i've learnt from my mistakes from previous projects in that respect.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Minimal front cover

I really wanted to go minimal for the cover because I always struggle and end up cramming too much stuff on previous projects and it looks messy. The colours on the top are relevant to each story..and if you use your imagination..they could possibly spell the name of the mag

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Contents page coming together

The contents page is coming together nicely, I wanted to do something with big numbers for this. The aim was to incorporate (or at least try to) all the elements of the magazine in this part. The colours, the different typefaces (mostly DIN and Barrister) the line work and the recurring theme of having pictures/text at an angle.

A few alterations

The top images has had some type added to it which takes up a lot of the empty space which didnt look right. The bottom image has had images added and the type altered.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

twice the man

Added some type over the picture but i'm not 100% sure about it


Debating on what kind of picture I want in this article, I only have a few to choose from of Peng shuilin. Might go for a Bitmap feel with a hint of colour from the adjacent page

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

half the body

Needs some work on it but this a first draft for another story

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Body copy

This is the nearly finished double spread page. The body copy on the right took ages to track and kern because i had to make sure it all lined up along the specific angle. happy with the result though

Monday, 11 October 2010

*now with added type

still debating the composition on the body copy

Magazine Spread Title Idea

This was something i pieced together using Didot, i've modified it a bit with some white lines and connected 'Mum' to 'Dad' to show the "Introducing" Needs fine tuning but i'm happy with it.

Friday, 1 October 2010


Maybe i should of handed this poster in for the sustainability brief

Thursday, 30 September 2010

New Camera

Got myself a new camera today

Thursday, 16 September 2010


The Mattlas, the composition of the earths countries according to me.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Monday, 6 September 2010


Starting Fresh

Has had a brainwave. New idea starts today

Tuesday, 24 August 2010


Playing around with the alphabet and seeing the letters more as abstract shapes

Saturday, 7 August 2010

left handed pencil

Started doing some illustrations (mainly because i ran out of printer ink and cant print out research etc) anyway, the drawings have been going better than they used to, the days of frustration through illustration are well and truly behind me. Maybe considering incorporating some into my self promotion project...

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Things i hear

Sometimes i hear things and it has no impact on me at all. Today i heard these two phrases and i had to quickly jot down an idea for a poster which i made when i got home.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Self promotion initial stages. Looking at poems and wordplay

There was an Old Person of Dutton,
Whose head was as small as a button,
So, to make it look big,
He purchased a wig,
And rapidly rushed about Dutton.

Monday, 5 July 2010


I absolutely love these, probably the best pieces of work i've stumbled upon in a long time

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Magazine spread

This was one of our final projects for the second year, Editorial design. The brief was centred around global warming but we had to take our own approach to it. I chose nuclear power and went with quite a minimalist black and white feel.