24 November 2009

Recipe Book Project

I continued using Letraset on glasses for the recipe project. I used tall glasses for main courses and smaller ones for cocktails. I definitely think this idea could be pushed forward in many ways. The cocktail glasses had a lot of interest, but perhaps each glass should contain the whole recipe instead of spread over two/ three glasses so that people at parties etc could make their own drink. There could also be measures on the actual glass?


Although not great photography! The glasses can be tricky to read from a distance, I picked them purposely because of the lines that went around (making it easier to get the lettering straight) however it has in some ways backfired!

Small Ads Project

In order to combine all of the work I had done on the ads I decided to create a layout similar to ads in a newspaper and of roughly the same size.

I think the 'cube' shape ads work well in this format, I would like to try a page of similar shapes.

11 November 2009

Small Ads Project

Few more bits of work for my small ads project.
I experimented with shapes and a bit of colour as my previous designs were black and white.

7 November 2009

Small Ads Project

I wanted to see how my hand drawn designs would look done on a computer. I've changed some elements but kept layouts etc the same. I also played around with a few other ideas.

Small Ads!

'How could you turn these messages into an Opera Oratorio of great typographic importance'

I'm really enjoying this typography project. I've worked with a selection of Trade and Private Ads we were given and got stuck in taking the words apart, changing lettering and mixing up layouts. 
I begun by working on graph paper and only by hand. The paper is great for constructing layouts and type. Working by hand made me pay a lot more attention to the formation of letters and their positioning on a page. 

The Recipe Book Project

I'm continuing with the 'recipe cups' idea. I've experimented with Letraset on on glasses. I think it looks clean cut and quite sleek. I want to play around with lights, possibly, under the glasses to see if there is any decent projections of the recipe onto a kitchen surface.

4 November 2009

Favourite typography of the week!

1 November 2009

The Recipe Book Project

Redesigning the recipe book! 
After getting the brief for this project I checked out all my recipe books (most unused) at home. Although many had good layouts, beautiful pictures and easy to read lots of people just don't use them... so perhaps its the book format which isn't working.

I begun thinking about how recipes could be incorporated into kitchens so they were just as part of the kitchen as pans, spoons and cups. 
My first idea was to create kitchen tiles that had recipes printed on, however I soon realised this idea had many floors as you would end up with set recipes fixed to your wall. So I've started looking at objects that can be stored and changed easily that could have recipes on.