Thursday, 19 March 2009
So, I decided to enter my Take Time Make Time project into the ISTD's 3 minutes brief which it originated from. As can be seen above, it was a lot of extra work in order to meet all the criteria. It has made me feel that I don't really agree with competitions - it took a lot of my time which could probably have put to more creative use. I guess its a lesson learnt and did teach me a thing or two.
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Saturday, 14 March 2009
Thursday, 12 March 2009
'The Town of Books'. Indeed. It is so amazing in this little town. The second hand book shop housed in the castle spills out into the grounds. There are unmanned shops with tins to leave your money in. And the most wonderful map shop called 'Mostly Maps'.
From 'The Children's Encyclopedia', 1930.
My Granny got the 12 volumes for her 7th birthday. She told me she hated the books at the time, as all she wanted was a kitten. We both agreed that the illustrations are lovely now. I used a small selection in my Take Time Make Time response.
This is a book I made of maps showing meals I ate for a week. Now I want to continue mapping for my final project at uni, but I need to take a very different angle. Spoke to Teacake about it - they suggested I use other people's maps to inform me. Do walks, cycle routes, discover, collect, draw, re-map. Looking forward to getting started.
Monday, 9 March 2009
Initially I felt as if I was going backwards by redesigning this, but it has made the project seem more complete. It is smaller, so can be sent with a standard stamp and as the envelope is part of the design itself, there is no need for extra packaging (count those pennies).