Nice to see Tumblr has finally let me log in! Not that I seemed to have missed much - Christmas seems to have left a void of posts up here (of which I am guilty of too!)
Anyway things seems to be progressing nicely;
- essay is started, lots of books out for that. I’m actually really enjoying it, I’m familiar with Laura Mulvey already but in the film context, so I’ve been enjoying doing more research to apply these thoughts to identity.
- Some ideas are down for next semester’s continuation of the motion brief - I’m really excited by this, I’m picturing a whole dvd case sort of packaging to go along with it too! And a nice little introductory animation to each 30 second piece of dialogue!
- Roses brief - idea is now set in stone (or ice…. I’m such a comedian!) Decided to literally sell a large cube of ice - but wait, there’s more. After researching all their myths, traditions & beliefs, I’ve decided to make this ice a fortune telling tool, where the lines in the ice can be read like palmistry. I’m also thinking, as the inuits battle now between modern times & their traditions, I’m going to have this kind of like endorsed by the tribe’s Shaman (the healer) as with modern medicine, this key person in the tribe is starting to be lost. I’m thinking thus to make all the branding for the shaman & the ice, then perhaps a book about reading the ice yourself & obviously some nice pieces on actually getting you to buy the ice (as that’s the brief!) I’ve been looking at some lovely photograms & this might be a cool (there i go again!! I’ve missed my calling in life!) to create some really nice & light looking images for use with my ice advertising & the whole mystical look.
(Colour photogram - done with a scarf! Amazing!)
I’ve been asking this question to myself the last few days & then wondering how this could be turned into something to do with ice for the brief. Now with all this ice around on the ground, I’m getting pretty sick of all this ice thinking.
A few days distancing myself from this project may help I think. I’ve got some good ideas, but whether they’re competition winners…I’m not so sure about yet. I want that idea that makes my heart race & I want to rush around shouting it from the rooftops. As of yet, it’s not there. But it will be.
Especially when it comes to naming something. During a group activity on HND, we spent half the time thinking up a name for ourselves & what that would say about us. Our tutor certainly had something to say about us; “Jesus, can tell you lot are designers! Spending all your time thinking up a name…”
And I’m in that situation again.
My good friend bought me a ‘name a star’ present for my birthday & I just cannot bring myself to name it yet. It’s hard because, you know, you’d want to name it something really poignant & edgy, not something you look back on & go ‘Urgh that says nothing about me.’ Oh, the troubles of being a designer.