Monthly Archives: April 2012

Organised Chaos.

Really liked this idea, came across it while searching through some websites. From a company called “oneighty”, its a project about showing your work process as it takes shape, they wanted people to understand and see what goes into making their work. Its meant to be a visualisation of the physical timeline which naturally forms while figuring out what ideas work best, its creating an order to the chaos which is almost always the way with design. Just a simple but nice idea.
(photographer Adrian Ray)

Clarence.

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Memo Book.

A really simple handmade ‘memo book’ i made just to collate some information from my Facebook. Its pretty hilarious reading back on what i used to write. I decided to handwrite the book to create this ‘note/memo’ idea as thats kind of what status’ are just in an online format. I also wanted this handmade aspect in order to emphasis human error, for example a lot of my status’ have spelling mistakes and lack punctuation therefore the mistakes are kind of permanent in this format (unless crossing out which would effectively ruin the page) as opposed to online where you can simply back space, i obviously was oblivious to these mistakes in my youth-

Clarence.

All my love. All my life.

This letter just dropped out of one of my grandmas diaries as i was doing some work. I just thought it was really lovely, my grandma was very religious which kind of pushed my grandad to be, so a lot of their love letters were references from the bible, its kinda crazy to see, like just how much times have changed, its kind of sad i guess.

Clarence.

A wall of Facebook.

I’m currently working on a project about Facebook. I have been struggling to decide what exactly i wanted my project to emphasise, having the bulk of my content on the internet screen was a bit distracting, i needed it in a physical form, so i decided to print out the whole of my Facebook so i could look at it objectively and highlight areas which caught my interest. I have a tendency to put work up on walls, i think its easier to see when your eyes are bombarded with information. This is my “Facebook wall”, i have decided to base the project around me and my sister so i’ll be spending the next evening ahead blue tacking what feels like endless pieces of paper of her Facebook. (all of which will be recycled in due course)

Clarence.

Here is a photo my step mum took of my dad and grandad while in Thailand, its probably one of my favourite pictures, just because i think its so crazy that my grandad was riding an elephant at 80, just a really nice thought.

Clarence.

beware.

I was given this leaflet while in a coffee shop the other day, a guy came round handing them out (i think, I’m pretty sure i wasn’t his only target) i didn’t know what the content inside was going to be, the guy didn’t say anything, he just put it next to me and walked off, i then realised it was a leaflet about christianity. I was really confused, people seem to have changed their tactics, this one certainly has an aggressive nature. I just couldn’t fathom this way of preaching and i’m not sure this kind of low budget, make shift bit of paper would change such a big decision, or would it? It kind of scared me.

Clarence.

Daniel Eatock made 200 identical mugs for an office of 200 workers in order to establish the ironic placement of personal preference to that of corporate design. I kind of think that everyone has some bizarre choice to their favourite mug, someone once told me she hated drinking out of mugs with a dark inside due to her being unable to properly see the colour of the drink, i never thought about it before, but now i too hate drinking out of mugs with a dark inside. If anyone is reading this and has a spare minute send over a photo of your favourite mug to e.lawrence2@hotmail.com i kind of want to compare our choices. Anyway Eatock is one of, if not, my favourite designer, all of his work just brings an ironic smile to my face.

Clarence.

No head. Oh no.

I was going through a few (million) old family photos at my mums house the other day, while laughing at some hilarious photos from years ago i came across this, which i kinda thought was interesting. The first photo i found was the initial image here, the one of the bridesmaid, I just thought it was really funny, obviously it was meant to be a nice photo but because the film hadn’t wound on properly the girls head has mercilessly been chopped off. I put the photo to the side, not knowing what to do with it, then i came across another and another. In the end i had quite nice a collection of mishap’ed photographs. I think a lot of the time family photos are only nice if you know the people, when you dont, they just become kind of boring unimportant images, so i figured when you take out the focal point of the photo, it seems to become more interesting as an image. Anyway, i’m sure everyone has hundreds of photographs just like these; failed film, accidental shots, drunken mistakes, people being too tall for the camera so half of their head are missing………. etc etc

Clarence.

New Friends.

What a genius. One of my favourite bits of Shrigley’s Brain Activity exhibition.

Clarence.

Positive Post-its.

There is a lot of post-it related waste in our flat, perhaps we are just trying to hang on to the past and avoid using the vast amounts of technology which is at our finger tips. The post-its in question have been used for information purposes (giving news), apologies, cheer ups and for encouragement. Here is one i received, i think it was to encourage me to clean my room or something, I’m not sure if i did it, but the note definitely made me consider it. I recommend sending one, its quite lovely.

Clarence.

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