Fancy another photocopier based one day project?

Of course you do!

Okay, so have a look at these little fellas.

Right, so this one was a fun little project. Using these  images, make some animals!

The cast of our little petting zoo had to be: A Dog, a Cat, a Monkey and a Bird.

Other than that it was up to us what we did (ie breeds etc were a free for all) and we could represent them however we liked.

So, wanna see what I did?

I started off with a pretty literal illustration with this little guy. The photocopier was duly employed for some enlargement fun.


Still quite figurative, although lacking limbs obviously. I cheated a bit with the tale and cut up the symbols past any real recognition (aside from the phone). I’d change that, in retrospect.


Starting to get a little more abstract now, reducing it down to the bare bones while still trying to suggest the breed I was thinking of.


Although a bit of a rush job (can you tell?? lol) I found it quite funny. Everytime I go back to my parents’ place, this is how my cats greet me; Butt in the face.

Cheers guys.

I also inverted the colours on the photocopier. For some reason it seems to work better in black and white as opposed to white and black.

So yeah, it was a nice, easy going fun one to get us in the mood for christmas.

If we’re lucky, we might get some projects that aren’t wholly dependant on the photocopier next term…

Actually I’m not holding my breath.



A Little Bit of Typography!

Okay, this one goes out to all the cool kids from Canterbury who’ll remember the Amsterdam times.

So, this is one of our first Type projects of the Degree. The aim of this one was to get us to familiarise ourselves with the form of a certain typeface and understand the rules and structural relationships within any given type.

The fellas in the limelight were Baskerville and Gill Sans.

Using the method of blipping, we were to perform a kind of sick, font surgery and splice bits and pieces from pre existing letters and numbers into a Frankenstein form.

The form could be an already existing letter (from any language), a dipthon or ligature, a symbol or anything else. It was literally just an exercise in form.

As it was a no computers allowed kind of deal (gotta love first year), we then were to photocopy large versions of the letters and cut and stick them together into our desired forms so we could fix any discovered sections that didn’t obey the rules of Baskerville and Gill Sans.

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And thus finished pieces.




A Cautionary Tale

Did you get it??

This was a one day project we did. Construct a narrative of 8 parts using only the circle and square templates.

It was a cut and stick exercise, no computers allowed but we were free to use the photocopier (they love it)  to enlarge and reduce accordingly.

The  irony was listening to my class chat about X-Factor while I was doing it haha.

Still, the moral stands true (if you can work it out!)