This project was initiated when Bath Spa University was approached by the Black Swan Gallery in Frome and was asked to contribute fifteen designs from as many students into a fundraising exhibition celebrating the gallery's twenty-fifth year anniversary. The designs had to be based on the theme '25' and had to be produced by either a silkscreen or letterpress process.
My design was picked to be shown in the exhibition. The large figure in the centre is an incompletely revolved hexagon shape. A completely revolved hexagon would represent a century. The 90 degree segment removed represents the twenty-five years since Black Swan Gallery started. The remaining shape is the seventy-five years remaining before the gallery's one hundred year anniversary. The text below shows the amount of seconds in twenty-five years, as well as a short caption, which provides a cryptic explanation of the figure's association with the theme of the exhibition.
This project was featured on frome.tv
and you can see my poster (albeit out of focus) at 00:28.
The text below the figure reads:
'7.89 * 10e8'
'Figure above is a two-dimentional reproduction of a vitual three-dimentional representation of a fourth-dimentional duration.
Specifically, one century with a twenty-five year period removed.
7.89*10e8 is the total sum of seconds in a twenty-five year period in standard form.'
This is a self-initiated project where I set myself the task to produce a range of educational posters for display in secondary schools and sixth-form colleges. I wanted to explore the style of infographic illustration I had developed in my project on Quantum Physics to see if it could work for a variety of audiences. I feel the two posters I have created are appropriate for their intended audiences. They are clear, easy to understand and have the right tone of voice.
This poster has three sections that show how coal is mined, how it is used to make electricity, and how electricity is used at home. Through this poster, I also wish to inform students of the long-term effects of fossil fuel use and what they can do to help reduce our dependency on nonrenewable sources.
This poster shows the water cycle. The supporting text explains where water comes from and where it ends up.
A competition runs every year to design the promotional material for the Bath Fringe Festival. Based on my portfolio, I was part of the shortlist of students who would present work the the festival organisers.
I used illustrations of birds as I felt they were a brilliant signifier for the performers in the festival. Birds come in all shapes, sizes, colours and temperaments. They are the most varied vertebrate on the planet, with an estimated 10,000 living species. They have an exotic array of vocalisations and mating dances and thus are the thespians of the animal kingdom.
See below for photographs of the human-sized birds i built to promote the festival!