Another piece I did for Normative! (click to enlarge) Technically there were about 9 different drawings, but this is a little combo platter I made for my portfolio site. Oh, did I not mention my portfolio site? Well, it exists. It exists BIG TIME. Have a click why don’t you. On it you will find many things you may have seen on here where they are inconveniently located several clicks away. On my portfolio site, you can take it all in at a glance by clicking the little grid icon. The internet makes difficult things (like looking at the internet) so easy. Enough about the internet! It gets all the attention! Pay attention instead to my character design above! Isn’t that woman’s cape stylish? She sure is using her smart phone to navigate a city! And that gentleman isn’t looking at lude photographs – he too is interested in the culture of a metropolitan area! Or in purchasing more striped sweaters. Technology wins again (the internet laughed)!
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Tagged capes, Character design, Computers, culture, Fashion, internet, Normative, online travel, smart phones, Toronto, travel
The hilarious (seriously- so funny), smart and sparkling Sarah Innis has a thoughtful, funny and interesting PODCAST! Not only have I been interviewed for it (ahem) but I made her some print materials.
It’s about style and clothing – but in a SMART way, you guys: “far outside the confines of mainstream consumer fashion culture, we consider pop culture, politics, modern art, and feminism in discussing style as a means of personal expression.”
See photos of interviewees and pictures of their inspiration, as well as sound files HERE: dresscodecracker.com
Here’s the square version that you’ll find on itunes (and libsyn), where you’ll no doubt subscribe and share with all of your fashionable friends:
Here are the two spot illustrations that accompany the larger one from the last post. The article they accompany is more of a generic article about style than a “fashion” article, per say, lest anyone misunderstand.
The full page illustration (the one with the woman painting her own dress) articulates the article’s points about style being self expression and something that you create yourself. It says that “fashion” comes from without, but style comes from within, and that people need to take a hands-on approach to their own expressive style. I used a motif of hands to literally show how style icons of the past defined their style.
This illustrates a portion of the article that talks about Coco Chanel and how she took the classic suit and made it her own by unraveling the hem to it’s natural frayed edge.
This one shows Louis XIV who reportedly dressed himself with every diamond in the royal collection to dazzle visitors and exude France’s splendor.
I’ll post the full page again, to show (and to see for myself) how/if the three work as a team. The assignment says the three should look connected, but the spots should highlight parts of the story, cleverly, if possible and the full page should sum up the articles spirit.