Archive | March, 2010

Magazine Design Proposal

28 Mar

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I’ve changed my proposal and made it more spesific, this time liked it more than the previous one..

Magazine Design- Content Proposal

24 Mar

As the second project of  VA 302 class we are expected to design a multipage magazine for our second hand and design shop “Bit Pazarı”.The starting point is going to be naming it. I came up with some possible names as; “dükkan”, “tezgah”, “bit kadar” and liked “tezgah”at most.It evokes me the variety and shopping. For the second step; before setting up a system it is important to decide on the content of the magazine. In “tezgah”, I’ll have 3 department and 5 feature parts.

The departments are going to be the index,reader’s designs and notes and the astrology part.Then I decided to have 5 features which will be consist of urban life style, fashion shot, interview with designers, music and blog.

To be more specific let’s have a deeper look at all the content.

Departments

1)Index-team information

  • Meaning that the editor,creative department,advertisement department,art director etc. information
  • There may be the editor’s note as a thin column beside or as a new page.

2)Readers’ Designs and Notes

  • We are very used to see readers’letters as a department in many of the women magazines so to create a new interest for the reader it can be changed into the design&notes instead of complaining or thankful letters.

3)Astrology

  • For fun or real interest, I see that most of the people care what astrology says.

Features

1)Urban Life Style

  • The fashion followers mostly care what the others wear, how they live, what they watch etc.Under this feature there may be most popular film, book etc. and the advises to add on season’s to do list.

2)Fashion shot

  • Photos from professional fashion photographers. (maybe related to the Bit Pazarı that season’s new designs)

3)Interview with designers

  • In this part for my mag it is not important to have a famous name, he/she can be one of Bitpazarı designers.

4)Music

  • I think music is very much related to the notion of  “style”. The people who have a flavor of music, shape their life styles according to it. For example; many people are influenced by the punk,electronic or indie scene and demonstrate the effect of the music scene on individuals.

5)Blog

  • Keeping a blog in which you can find anything about fashion and life styles became very popular these days. So adding such a feature that is chosen by the editor for the season can be fun and interesting I think. This can be a collective blog like http://www.lookbook.nu(ex.9) or just personal like http://www.garancedore.fr/en/.(ex.10)

Cover

And overall for the cover I am really not much sure but want to go with such an idea that the music magazine bant has done for all of their issues; using a design. It can be anything; illustration,graphic design,poster kind,handmade art etc. with just the logo and the issue number on it.(ex.11)


An animated gif paranoia about nonstop design workers

18 Mar

I’m just very impressed with those works and really enjoy following them!


For more; http://www.iamnotanartist.org/index.php

Andy Warhol: The Last Decade

12 Mar

Andy Warhol: The Last Decade


Andy Warhol: The Last Decade is the first United States museum exhibition of the late works of American artist Andy Warhol (1928-1987) and the first major Warhol survey in New York since the 1989 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Created amid the frenetic activity of Warhol’s celebrity, the nearly fifty paintings on view reveal the artist’s vitality, energy, and spirit of experimentation. During this time Warhol produced more works, in a considerable number of series and on a vastly larger scale, than at any other point in his forty-year career. It was a decade of great artistic development for him, characterized by a dramatic transformation of his style and the introduction of new techniques.

Warhol’s active social life, continuing business ventures, print projects, television productions, fashion engagements, and renewed interest in painting combined to make the artist’s final decade one of the busiest in his career. Beginning with the Oxidation series of 1977-78 and the screened Shadows initiated in 1978, he began exploring abstract art, a conceptual and stylistic break from his Pop imagery of the 1960s. Over the next ten years, his prolific output of paintings included a return to the figurative inspired by his collaborations with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente, and Keith Haring; black-and-white paintings based on magazine advertisements; psychologically revealing fright-wig self-portraits; the Camouflage works; and explorations of religious themes, including the Last Supper paintings, which infused Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic Italian fresco with a pop sensibility and constituted the largest series that Warhol produced throughout his career.

Together, these works demonstrate how Warhol simultaneously incorporated the screened image and pursued a reinvention of painting. Created alongside his commissioned portraits and print series, many of these late paintings were personal projects that were not exhibited until after the artist’s death on February 22, 1987.

The works in the exhibition are on loan from private and public collections. Included are examples of the Oxidation series, in which urine is a component; the mysteriously evocative Shadows, some with diamond dust; a late example of Warhol’s iconic Campbell Soup (Tomato) from his Retrospectives and Reversals series; the Yarn paintings, a direct reference to Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings; monumental Rorschach paintings;and a version of The Last Supper, featuring images of Christ juxtaposed with a price tag and Mineola motorcycles, that is included in the Fort Worth and Brooklyn presentations only.

10 images for Ithaca

10 Mar

While searching around I faced to an open poster design competition for an island Ithaca and when I got into the site saw lots of different and joyful designs.

“Ten Images for Ithaca” is a poster competition. It began in 2002, by Fimios, Cultural Events of the Municipality of Ithaca, Greece, as an attempt to reinforce the cultural profile of the island, through the applied arts. Throughout the years, the competition has evolved to a whole group of events and exhibitions, so that, today, it is considered a point of interest for professionals, students and, generally, people that are interested in graphic arts. The contest’s main goal is not only to accent Ithaca as a meeting point for creative people from all over the planet, but, also, to help create ideas that promote the art of visual communication.

These ten are the last year’s winners:

1)Lorans Duplan

2)Fang Yi Liu

3)Prem Balasubramanian

4)Tina Mampel

5)Athanasios Davlouros

6)Efi Iliadou

7)Lorans Duplan

8)Rodrigo Machado

9)Ian Noble

10)Vlassopoulou-Efstathopoulos

Understanding Grid System

7 Mar

Clustering Homework for VA302

2 Mar

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