At first I wanted to show you some illustrations that I did today for my Garment construction classes. But during postproduction (If I can say that about corretion of three photos) I discovered that one of the photos hides some kind of mystery. The silhouette is sitting, based on the knees in a gesture of melancholy. Gloomy mood contrasts with school BB collar and girlish red stripes on her shirt. I can really feel the ambiance. I like also the second picture when you see the girl by thermographic camera. It's even more misterious and scary!
I've started reading some popular science books lately. It is no longer boring and too mature for me. I find it rather as an easy and interesting way to get some more education and wide knowledge about life.
"How To Be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul" is written by Adrian Shaughnessy and refers to all kinds of designing, not only to the title one. That's why I think the polish title is better than the oryginal one. The book inspired me to search my own professional pathway and to reflect about how I work, organize myself and care about a relationship with my client. I was wondering before if all this is similar in different kinds of design: fashion design, architecture or graphic design. And how will it be like if I become a freelancer. The book answered lot of my questions and clarified many doubts.
I strongly recomend for those who after creative studies, start their professional lives! You can find it on Amazon in English, or on Google Books as a digital version, or in Polish on Gandalf.com
How can the amputee finger encourage to something?
It's one of the exhibits from Monika Zawadzki collection called The Cattle, which was shown in Zacheta Gallery in Warsaw. The name of the gallery means "the incentive" in free translation, so I think it speak for itself. Unfortunatelly, the exhibitions was closed yesterday so you don't have a chance to see it any more.
I really like that all the sculptures were in black and have monolithic, massive solid. They were minimalist, somehow, because there wasn't any unnecessary ornamentation, only the simplicity of the matter and the shape.
But there is still really good collection of Tadeusz Zawadzki's posters and artworks shown in there. I like two of them the most because they presents creative way of thinking and unconventional attitude to ordinary stuff.
The first one is an exploration of the alphabet - how far you can reduce repeated elements, to still have all letters recognizable. The funny thing is that on the left there is written many times: "Let's save the words. Let's save the ink".
And the second one says: "Easy? Easy." translated and written in pencil as "Okey? Okey." which doesn't reflect the nature of the picture for me.
The music festivals season is just beginning! This weekend I'm going to see a student festival called Juwenalia with my best friends and my beloved. I can't wait! I'm thinking what to pick for these days and how to style myself. Here you have some great pieces form Polyvore which I've chosen as an example what's in my mind.
Ok, I know that the theme is more about my job, but the tool I've used is adequate to this blog as an instrument of sharing widely understood projects.
From some time I'm geting more and more interested in a graphic design. I discover this as a perfect way to communicate in many fields, starting from explaining building functionality and ending on presenting a fashion project. I would like to try my forces more often in this subject by the way of my student projects so I hope, from time to time, you'll see some results here.
In this workplace strategy infographic I tried to explain how furniture configuration influences on stationary and mobile workers ratio. Because it is my first infographic ever I was searching for some good composition and colour inspiration at first. There is graphs.net and infogra.ph which are really cool and which you can browse looking for some good inspirations. I've found also some good pictures on businessinsider.com but it was rather by accident ;)
Still improving my digital skills. Today I was working on my first infographic. The task was to illustrate changes on a line desks-lockers-workers and it was possible to solve this by a simple cad drawing. But I decided to take a lesson from this and to face the problem after hours. I think I've already found a way for that - the colour combination and general proportions are quite good.
I need to finish it before tomorow...
I'm learning. I'm doing the best I can right now, and I'm getting better with it every day - Peter Clifford