Tuesday, 6 September 2011

My new blog now on tumblr! Click the image to have a look.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Things

This week:

vinyl things

Computer Magic - Electronic Fences (12" vinyl)
I Break Horses - Hearts (12" vinyl)
It's Nice That Issue #6. See website here.
Oh Comely magazine (issue 7)
Found poster for Chieh - Ting Huang's  'Urban Camper' exhibition at The Rag Factory; exploring "lighting and the taming of fire as the cornerstone of humanity." 22 - 25 September. 

Emily Grundon

Nice photography by Emily Grundon, see her work here, and blog here.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Floating Cinema

Today I went to a showing of short films at Bow Locks, as part of The Floating Cinema. The films were screened on a narrow boat and featured some of the best films relating to East London from the last ten years. It was a new experience watching films on a boat, and a good way of discovering the work of new and established filmmakers: some good and some bad. Follow the link to see more.

floating cinema

Home

I got back to London on Saturday, having been away for 7 weeks. It's always good to be back.

home

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

New navigation

A slightly updated layout, making it easier to navigate through posts with options to see only my own work, my inspiration or my photography. I might add more navigation options once I have trialled this version.

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Linski Design

'Espresso Solo'  is a concrete coffee machine designed by Shmuel Linski; it's one of the nicest things I've seen in a while.

Monday, 8 August 2011

City Winery, 8pm

Amazing poster by Adam Morse.

Blog Envy

Really nice blog at 'What Katie Does'; regularly updated with design, illustration, food, products and personal photography. Click the image to see the site.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

From here you can almost see the sea

The view outside my tent this morning:

sea 7th aug1

Wales

Some polaroids from the weekend. Because I'm using damaged polaroid film these were the only two I was really happy with.

Polaroid

Polaroid 1

A weekend away

A rare weekend off work was spent here.

map

Doodle.ly

I recently came across this online doodle site, where you can display the drawings you create and share them via social media. There is a really nice simplicity to this site, a white canvas and a choice of four pens and an eraser and a really good quality to the lines you can draw. But it makes me wonder whether we don't know how to use a paper and pen anymore, a sentiment echoed in one my doodles.

Click the image to visit the site.

Untitled-1

Rooftop Lake

Selfridges rooftop installation by Bompas and Parr in collaboration with Studio Toogood.


Sunday, 3 July 2011

Monday, 20 June 2011

(Birthday) Things

This week:

birthday things

PinkStinks

Layouts for toy packaging I designed to highlight the damage premature sexualisation can have on children. These look like conventional toys, but they instruct girls to wear make-up and save for plastic surgery. An exaggerated take on what huge companies do every day.

layout

layout

The Greatest Conversation II

More visuals from my ambient campaign designed to challenge why, in public, we don't talk to strangers anymore. Because, the greatest conversation you'll ever have is with a stranger.

bench keyboard

park bench 1

Exhibitions

Some collected business cards from various degree shows I have been to over the last week. I need to make one.

business cards

Monday, 13 June 2011

The Greatest Conversation

My final project of the year: An ambient campaign to highlight the barriers in the physical world that we feel prevent us from interacting with strangers. 

Bench no. 1

barrier

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Plastic Bench

Another experiment:

plastic bench 1

plastic bench 3

plastic bench 2

Private Space

personal bench

personal bench

Featured

The Young Creatives is a platform for young designers to showcase their work and to discover and support emerging talents.

They have run a feature on me and my work; click the image to see.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Essence

Working essence for my current project. I am looking at how we no longer seem to interact in public spaces with people we have never met, but will do so in a digital environment.

essence

Photography Exhibition

Some of my favourite work from the BA(Hons) Photography exhibition currently showing at London College of Communication.

5000x2300x254 by Jan Urant


Phantography by Katie Snooks

Monday, 30 May 2011

Found Object Bench

For the next three weeks we I will be working on a self-initiated brief based on the location based research. I will be looking at benches: how the varnish wears away, the people who use them and there function. All this will probably turn into some form of metaphor for control - a bench in a public space tells us we are allowed to sit there, taking it away tells us we are not.
Or maybe I'll just make a bench:

bench

bench1

New Project II

Tarmac and stone:

rubbing

New Project

Brief: Get on a train, stay on for twenty minutes, exit left out of the station and walk for ten minutes. This is your research location. I ended up in a memorial garden in West Norwood, these are a couple of things I came home with. (I mostly spent the day thinking about benches.)

abstract sky

church


station

KittenCamp

KittenCamp is a monthly meet up for web inspired advertising industry people (so I'm not sure why I was there...) to watch viral ads, drink beer and catch up. I went to the last meeting a week ago. Met some interesting people: Dan from helloyoucreatives and Nick and Gary from Sneaky Zebra

hyc

Things

This week:

things 30.5

125 year anniversary Coke bottle.
6 packs of black frame polaroid film and postcards from the Impossible Project.
Flyers for the Tamesis Dock  and Smashing Time at the the Ragged School Museum.
LCC Illustration exhibition catalogue. See the work here.
'do you feel the same?' a flyer from my favourite piece from the exhibition.
'The Piracy Project' at Byam Shaw Library

Superflex

Last week I went to a lecture by Daniel McClean as part of the Piracy Project at Byam Shaw library. He was both curator and lawyer on the Superflex project 'Free Sol Lewitt' - where copies of Lewitt's 'Untitled (Wall Structure)' were manufactured without the artists consent in the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven and then given away to the public. His lecture raised interesting questions about privacy, copyright protection and the idea of 'the original'.

Monday, 23 May 2011

January Collaboration

I had forgotten to put this on my portfolio; now it's all online have a look - a campaign for the RSPB to get people to engage and interact withnature. Click the image to see the finished campaign.

campaign with nature

Friday, 20 May 2011

Polaroids

Pack One: No's 3, 4 and 5 of 8.

polaroid

polaroid

polaroid

Poor Pod

6 packs of black frame polaroid film from The Impossible Project. A manufacturing problem means that some of them have a broken or leaking development pod so not all images will develop properly. Amazing for experimentation.

poorpod1