Monthly Archives: April 2012

All of the Lights, Typography, Motion Graphics

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Directed by Hype Williams. “All Of The Lights” by Kanye West feat. Rihanna and Kid Cudi with vocals by Fergie, Charlie Wilson, John Legend, Tony Williams, Alicia Keys, La Roux, The Dream, Ryan Leslie, Alvin Fields and Ken Lewis.

I came across this video while researching motion graphics for my Typography assignment.

Apart from Rihanna wearing next to nothing as usual, I loved the video. The Type and lights are well suited to the song and im interested to see more work from Hype Williams.

Lisa Fox- Illustrator

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Lisa Fox grew up in a small rural village on the border between England and Wales. She had an idyllic childhood with ponies, dogs and plenty of wide open spaces to explore and fuel the imagination, always writing and illustrating her own stories from a young age. She spent time travelling around Canada and th USA and studied at Brighton Polytechnic and Glyndwr University (2003).

Lisa received her first book commission during her first year at Glyndwr and has been illustration books ever since.She has completed two books so far this year and has some bigger projects coming up in the very near future.

http://www.lisafox.co.uk/about.html

She studied for a BA Hons, Illustration for Children’s Publishing at Glyndwr University and has worked as Director at Storymakers (Publishing) Limited.http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/lisa-fox/12/a34/b1a.

This the is the ‘Old Rabbit’. I found this image on Flickr and so far it is my favourite illustration from Lisa Fox. Although all of her illustrations are equally as beautiful I prefer the colourless style. Lisa is a very talented illustrator and I am keen to follow her work.

Up to date, Lisa has created a variety of children’s books, all beautifully illustrated, both in English and Welsh. These books were found on her website and her work can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

John Allison- Comics

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John Allison has been creating webcomics since 1998, when he debuted “Bobbins,” a series which ran on Keenspot for four years. Allison’s reputation as an artist was solidified in 2002 when he began his second comic strip “Scary Go Round,” which ended earlier this year. The full color strip was notable for its long form stories and a unique sense of humor which rarely manifested itself through punchlines and gags, but rather through dialogue and characterization. His comics are also notable for the lack of a status quo and their constant evolution.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=24200

Bad Machinery is a comic by John Allison.

Born of lightning and thunder, like a rare gas escaping from a crack in a blighted mountain, Bad Machinery tells the story of Charlotte, Jack, Linton, Mildred, Shauna and Sonny, six enterprising youngsters with an eye for MYSTERY.

Cover photo

http://www.facebook.com/badmachinery

Jessica Lloyd Jones- Sculpture and Public Art

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Jessica Lloyd Jones specialises in merging Art, Science and Technology. Jessica Lloyd-Jones’ energy inspired sculpture and installations manipulate materials and light to reveal new perspectives on the world in which we live. Questioning the boundary between science fiction and science fact, much of her artwork investigates a broad range of subject matter relating to natural phenomenas, including bioluminescence, bioelectricity, geochemistry and the cosmos.  Part of her history includes:

Qualifications and training

  • 2005 MFA Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

Solo exhibitions

  • 2007 Biosmos NaCl, Heart Fine Art Gallery, Edinburgh

Group exhibitions

  • 2010 Contemporary Art from Wales, Fraser Gallery, Maryland, USA
  • 2009 Bursary Award Exhibition, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London
  • 2008 Electric Blue, OXO Tower Wharf, South Bank, London

Residencies

  • 2009 Safle Public Art Residency, Ruthin Craft Centre, North Wales

Competitions, prizes and awards

  • 2008 Visiting Artist Fellowship, UrbanGlass, New York

http://www.axisweb.org/seCVPG.aspx?ARTISTID=13733

Prism 2010

Royal British Society of Sculptors Public Art Award Proposal. Toughened glass and steel sculpture, appearing to optically change colour and transparency depending on angle of view and projecting coloured reflections upon its surroundings.

http://www.jessicalloyd-jones.com/index.htm

I have really enjoyed looking at Jessica’s work, The Prism above is the piece i like the most. I think she has undoubtably a very unique style. I feel fascinated by the idea of merging Art, Science and Technology and look forward to seeing her future works.