Salford students show filming! #costadelsalford
Lovely day at the beach today with the #costadelsalford crew
The result - not what I was going for but looks quite nice I think #type #typography #forgottenlegends
A very DIY job trying to creating a dust wipe effect over some type, pretty sure this isn’t the best way to do this buttttt we’ll see! #typography #forgottenlegends #type #effects #handmade
You test shots #photography #toy #car
Rondel West’s sculpture things, always loved these and this is my chance to maybe do some of my own…colouring all the items could be a way to sort and control of the colours so I get nice contrasts and I think I could have a lot of fun with this! I don’t think I’ll be doing anything as complicated but still I dunno we’ll see!
Some more things inspiring my internet stories, the potash brand I love the colours on this like I mentioned on my previous post has those really nice contrasting colours, nice clean content/background images this is sort of what I have in mind for my stuff…perhaps not all of it but I’ll work something out!
Some things take time I really like…it looks mega complicated or it did to me but once you work it out there’s only a few elements there….that aside it’s nice and weird at the same time…kind of like the internet…so I might have a play around with this…I could be the book it loads of different compositions/styles?
Limbo is one that put me on the path to internet stories…Tash has said to me I don’t need to film peoples faces…it could just be there hands (because I was having a problem getting people on camera, as they didn’t want to) but I wanted faces, I wanted them telling the story like that but then I saw this and I thought I could have loads more fun if the images were a bit abstract…limbos stuff has loads going on but that sorta of wavy effect is carried throughout os ties it all together….so I need something with my work that does this.
So weird internet stories….some further research…I may have posted some of this before so I’m covering my tracks really.
So basically for the stories I’m going to do an exhibition/book, comprising of images/type based on stuff people have said online. The plan is to name, brand and campaign it…and for the content I’m going to try and do 1 or 2 a day…
I’ve had a few bits of other work in mind to help me with this…I want to create nice imagery using objects to illustrate the story sort of in the style of the second image….but I like the fact everything could be one colour as in the first one and them I could have a really nice contrast between the content and the background, The middle book (I’ve lost who it’s by now but Ill find out and upload later) but I really like the photography and how everything isn’t the same…it sort of gives you that feeling of never knowing whats next on each page it could be a really neat controlled page and the next sort of huge stuff exploding off the page and thats kind of how the stuff I’m finding online works one minute it can be quite normal (for the internet) and then you start looking through craigslist to find weird stuff and it gets reallllly weird so the book/exhibition needs to capture that! And then theres Tash’s stuff she (or you if you’re reading/marking this) has more recently been doing her hand drawn type with images she’s found in mags etc I really like the loves free stuff one, and how the type plays round something that has no idea it’s being played with ha it sounds weird but it make sense to me and I like it!
Ok so I’ve kind of had to abandon Our Story Museum for the time being…I’ve realised that just collecting the content required is going to take much longer than I anticipated and I was doing this as part of my NMP (final uni project) so theres only a set amount of weeks to do it in.
So above is some of where I was up to with it, I’ll run over it quickly I was trying to come up with a logo that everyone could take ownership of it and working off the fact that everyone who told a story made up the museum they could sign their name so I could have a wall of Peter’s Story Museum, Sheila’s Story Museum and so on. The others I was looking at ways to use the logo as a container for different content, the door/book was probably my strongest looks quite weak their but it could have had the stories exploding out of it which could of looked cool I guess.
The images and video below show a couple of the lovely people from Chorlton’s Good Nieghbours community group. Lovely people but I think my interviewing skills let it down….I found it really hard to get people on camera, make them feel comfortable and get them talking…but I think I’ve learn’t at least how not to do it next time.
RAW Footage for Our Story Museum from Adam Stanway on Vimeo.
So know onto a slightly different project….I’m doing weird/cool/odd internet posts…It may be a different theme but it’s evolved from things I’ve been looking at for our story museum so I’ve already been thinking and working on it.
I love the museum of me stuff, this is like the first thing I really come accord a few weeks ago when I started this project, I’ll be honest I’ve not bothered to try and translate it but I think it’s a photograph exhibition of some very weird biographic photos of some girl have sexed and getting tied up…its strange but it comes across so honest and intimate…the main poster of her sleeping actually come to think of it she might not be sleeping ha! I love the contract between the b&w grainy photographs and the bright green very structured type and design which just highlights the intimacy of the photos. The Uovo stuff I’ve gone off now I’m looking at it again to post it on here I quite lied the graphicness of it and the structure at the time but now it lost quite dull…nevertheless its got that photo/graphicy combo I’m favouring for OSM. The next one of the Sagmeister style type around the dude sort of given me the idea that I could incorporate a more hand drawn aspect to the images which I think could work quite well and combing that with the structure with perhaps a little bit of influence from Sara Pellegrino and I think I’ve got my formula or starting point! The Paris Metropole stuff I’ve put on here before I forget really the logos quite cool it’s all the different Parisian districts overlaid over each other, which works quite well when interacting with stuff…I really wanna see when I all some shots in for OSM tomorrow what a load of faces overload over each other look like…probably rubbish but in my head they all start to look like ‘noise’ with each one added the image gets louder like people talking over each other…which could be quite cool for OSM!