Thursday, April 22, 2010

Anatomy of a Garment Poster Revision

My poster was chosen for the Anatomy of a Garment Apparel Design Show! It only had to go through one small revision. I had to take out the ladies head. Here it is.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Anatomy of a Garment Poster

Here's a poster I did for the Seattle Central Apparel Design Portfolio Show. They told us the name of the show and that we could do whatever we want. With the name being Anatomy of a Garment I thought it would be sweet to have it look like an old 50's vintage blueprint of how to make a garment that someone pulled out of a drawer in their parents basement.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Sketch Book Doodles

I just bought a sketch book so that I could draw random doodley woodles. Here are a couple I made during my free time on Spring Break. The first is a bit random and the second one is a picture of my cat(if he was a doctor ... that wore glasses ... and wore clothes ... and stood like a human).

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Synesthesia-My Experimental Typeface

My class is having an experimental type show on April 8th which is going to be incredible. Here's the blurb and all of the characters I made for the show.

My x-type is based off my observations of my wife’s recent discovery of her synesthesia. For my typeface I used her descriptions of each letter form and illustrated them the way I perceive them. Here’s a brief description of the condition.

Synesthesia—From the words syn, “together,” aisthesis, “sensation”—is a neurologically-based condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. People who report such experiences are known as synesthetes. In my wife’s case she has two different forms of synesthesia.

In one of the most common forms of synesthesia, grapheme, color synesthesia, individual letters of the alphabet and numbers (collectively referred to as graphemes), are “shaded” or “tinged” with a color. While different individuals usually do not report the same colors for all letters and numbers, studies with large numbers of synesthetes find some commonalities across letters (e.g., A is likely to be red).

Ordinal-linguistic personification (or personification for short) is a form of synesthesia in which ordered sequences, such as ordinal numbers, days, months and letters are associated with personalities and genders.

There you have it! A very interesting yet strange condition. It was a lot of fun drawing these descriptions and I hope you enjoy viewing these little characters as much as enjoyed making them. I especially enjoyed the unknowns. Which one are you?!?