Fashion is…

As part of a Christmas present from a family friend, I received Fashion Is – The Metropolitan Museum of Art Book. When flicking through the book, it really encourages the reader to think about the myriad of definitions for fashion. The book has a simple layout with a clear narrative through different eras and styles….

The Story of The Face

As recommended in one of the lectures this semester, I purchased The Story of The Face, a book exploring the magazine that changed culture. Having looked through the epic sized book, I can now appreciate that the magazine not only reflected the culture at the time, but it’s forward thinking even influenced it. It was…

Little People, BIG Dreams

These two women are outstanding inspirations of mine; they have achieved incredible things, building upon and striving to achieve their childhood dreams. These Little People books clearly illustrate the women’s stories in an easily digestible way – the visuals make the different elements more memorable for me. Audrey Hepburn Hepburn proved that no matter what…

The Power of Instagram

Brand Zine Interest Our Period. Zine has been posted and shared on Instagram a couple of times which has amazed and surprised us all. When we were creating our zine, none of us expected that anything would happen after our final presentation at the Nottingham Contemporary. We were surprised when we got contacted by Wolf…

Above Sea Level

The next Stack Magazine I received was ‘Above Sea Level’, exploring the relationship between wine, food, design, people and places. I’m not particularly interested in wine however it is such a beautiful, handcrafted magazine with well thought out layout and finer detail. The character of Above Sea Level is dependent on the place it travels…

Period. Brand Zine

We created a brand zine inspired by the brand TSPTR, focused on reducing the taboo around periods and spreading awareness for the political issue of period poverty. Period poverty is prevalent in the UK therefore our aim is to reduce the stigma that persists around menstruation and show that everyone deserves access to period products…

Forgotten Women: Phyllis Wheatley and Ruth Atkinson

The female comic book pioneer and the poet who wrote her way to freedom. Ruth Atkinson was one of the first women to create cartoon strips, whereas Phyllis Wheatley was the first well-known black female poet in the western world and the first African American to publish a book. Atkinson got her foot in the…

Made You Look

This week’s five things included watching Made You Look, a short video containing interviews with a range of artists who make things with their hands rather digital technology. It appears that in the 21st century there are more people using their skills to create their own jobs. I agree with Ben O’Brien who stated, ‘It…

Eye of Design Magazine

Today’s lecture opened my eyes to ISSUU that displays work in a magazine like layout. I explored the Eye of Design Magazine as suggested. The one issue of the magazine that I discovered had such a vast coverage of graphics, with a sharp finish and bold tone of voice. It has a strong visual identity…

How do brands manipulate us?

Nike’s polarising Colin Kaepernick ad has been a talking point for a couple of months now. Russ’s Five Things this week encouraged us to read the Market Watch article exploring this. The brand made former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick the face of its 30th anniversary, “Just Do It” campaign. Before reading the article, I didn’t…