Devlopment and Illustration

May 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

I started creating more little illustrations that reflect Tyler’s work, using inspiration from his designs. I looked at pattern use, and developed a pattern from the rainbow of one of his motifs, could use this as a background maybe?

The third screenshot down shows a page that Joe suggested I screenshot, as this is sort of the style I was going for, a rough composition that works. In all honesty I just threw the designs on the page without thinking about composition, but apparently it turned out pretty good haha! It shows a whimsical and free look, though there’s a fine balance between good and bad with this sort of style.

I’m going to look more into the use of typography, having recreated one of his OFWGKTA logo fonts.

An album cover Joe showed me, showing rough design style, that’s messy, but looks good

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May 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

I said I wanted to look into the use of patterns, so I created some abstracted patterns using animal prints. This idea came from Tyler’s use of animal furs and prints in his clothing range, though I don’t think I’m going to progress anything with this idea, it was simply a random idea.
I also began some basic illustration stuff, which I plan on doing some collage-y eque like design, gaining a rough cartoony style. I’ll also start looking in typography use.

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Research / Jason Munn & Little White Lies

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Some work I really like, Jason Munn’s one of my favourite minimalist artists, his concepts are incredibly clever, but very simple. The Little White Lies magazine covers are brilliant also, so all of this is inspiration for my own work.

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May 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

These are my initial sketches of different ideas I had, these focus mainly around typography, composition of illustration, patterns, and Tyler’s unique aspects and recurring design themes.

The areas I’d like to explore include pattern, minimalism, illustrative styles, and photo manipulation.

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Sketch 1

Competition Brief Rationale – XL Recordings

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I’ve chosen Tyler, the Creator, the event consisting of him performing at MTV’s VMAs, winning the accolade of Best New Artist, with the Moonman award.

The primary aim is to demonstrate the event of the artist in a way that portrays traits of the artist’s personality: free, fun, and quirky. I also want to follow a similar style to Tyler’s design work, which uses a rough collage style, cartoony illustrations, and bright colours; I will use a cartoony illustration style to represent this. I intend to incorporate multiple aspects of the artist, to add more personality to the design. I also intend to add typographical dimensions to the work, using one of his quotes or lyrics, which suit accordingly.

The poster I’ve created follows a quirky and whimsical design process, presenting playful illustrations, and text aligned in an offbeat fashion. The main element of the poster is a representation of the Moonman award, in the form of a donut; this is a stylistic approach to Tyler’s Odd Future logo; the XL logo uses this style also, and another of Tyler’s type styles. The moon man illustration also embodies an inverted cross, one of his signature icons. The quote I’ve added is taken from the lyrics of his song Yonkers, which I feel synergistically fits with the event at hand. The type used is a light hearted and fun, while being easily read.

I think I’ve effectively portrayed the event of the artist in question, all while interpreting the artist’s personality.

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Data Visualisation Rationale

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The data set I’ve collected and demonstrated is consistent of my personal movement over the space of one week. It factors my location, mode of transportation, travelling time, distance, and cost.

With this data, my objective is to create a mobile application that visualises these elements, letting the user monitor their own movement, through an informative and digestible visual medium. As well as displaying geographical data, I’ve incorporated psychogeographical aspects (emotions & behaviors of geography). I intend to devise this app around economic, environmental and social components, these allow for a broader audience, aquainting to all types of lifestyles: recreationally based, economically aware, occupational and professional, healthy, and general also.


My primary body of design is made up of four diagrams presenting the above-mentioned factors, displaying the whole week’s data. A map shows my movement over the week, presenting my trails of which show frequency of travel and by which means of transport, apparent via colour and opacity. These diagrams are all displayed on a poster, as well as displaying particular days and specific transportation.

The application of this is put into ‘Flux’, meaning continuous movement, a lifestyle-monitoring app, incorporating social media, stemming into the realm of psychogeography.

Frame working my data set this way seems to have been an effective route to take, I feel the representation of my data, and the given context of my work effectively communicates information, and relates to an audience.

App Poster

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I decided I’d also create a poster of dedicated to the diagrams, only slightly altering the layout to fit the page and format appropriately. I also thought it would be a good idea to show the individual days mapped out, as well as the individual transport methods totals over the week.

Click this link to see high quality poster PDF here where the colours are not corrupt.