In our eyes, the world is colourful. In my opinion, colour is not only for painting, decorations and so on. Colour is an important part in our lives. Colour is related to physiology.
In the text, there is an example for green. It is said green is known as a colour that has a soothing effect on a viewer’s state of mind. This is the reason why conference tables are covered with green baize. For me, green is a colour with hope and youth. Because when it comes to green, I will think of leaves and grass and these things can make me relax. Everyone has his own feeling about different colours.
Because of the physiology of colour, people will use the knowledge to practice in different fields.
Colour is not language, but it also always can pass on information.
My project is focus on colours and shapes. I want to design an outcome for colour-blind person.In other words, I want colour-blind person see the same things as the ordinary people. In our lives, the special group will have many inconvenient case. For example, in my country, China, colour-blind person is not allowed to drive. Some of them can not tell from the traffic light’s red and green. Even some of them can tell them, but it still have risk. Everyone have right to do everything as the ordinary people. For outcome, I will make a poster for the traffic light. I will continue to do many secondary research for the traffic light and explore colours and shapes.
I went to Tate museum to see art abstract works from different moments. Shape and colour are the elements of the abstract art. From these works, I get some inspiration about the combination of colours and shapes. I scanned a book called colour for the electronic age. I get some information about the comparison of colours. I will still find more artists’ works about colour blindness to get some more ideas.
I will use screen printing to develop my idea. I will use three colours, green, red and blue. With the workshop, colours will overlap each other. I also will try to use the photoshop to do my design. Photoshop has Deuteranopia-type and Protanopia-type for the colour-blind person. It will be very helpful for my design.
After my design, I will show it to ordinary people and colour-blind person whether it can help them in their lives. I will analyse and reflect my own design in blog and sketchbook.
For me, I think Graphic Design is not only design, the point is communication, graphic design is a direct way to express my ideas to people. From my experience on my Foundation at LCC, people not only see the beauty on the surface but they can also see the story and meaning behind the surface. What’s more, I not only need to communicate with other people, family members, friends, strangers, I also need to communicate with myself, and know what I want to do and what I want to express, I can create a better design.
For portfolio, I need present complete projects and the evidence of my projects.
So, I need develop my projects more clearly and I need do more primary and secondary research to practice my projects. What’s more, I need practice my work more professionally.
I did some secondary research for the repurpose first. Because I didn’t understand clearly the meaning of the repurpose. After researching the works of John Stezaker, Isidro Ferrer and Paul Burgess. I was interested in Isidro Ferrer’s works because he combined the real materials and drawing in his works. He made the normal poster to 3D. And I went to the junk shop and second hand shop buying some items.
And I used these items and useless things that people don’t need them to make other things. I tried to do collages, draw, take photos.
I decided to make a book for my outcome. This book is about face. After I did presentation for my group, I became confused. They asked me a question why I wanted to make a book about face. At the first time, I just thought the face was interesting without reason. Finally, I found out the reason. Nowadays, people are interested in texting the emojis. But, sometimes the emoji can’t express people’s real feelings. They hide their feelings and emotions.
For this projects, I realised that time is important. I don’t have enough time to develop my ideas better. I need to finish the outcome before the deadline.
My postcode is SW13. It’s very far away from my accommodation and the centre of London.But this is the reason why I chose the postcode.I found it at the map.As I expected ,there are a quiet town.There are many ways to reach the town.I arrived here by foot at the first time.It’s so tired.And I also try to arrive there by bus, underground and train.
It’s a very good and comfortable place to live or have a holiday. The air is very fresh.There are many ponds and parks.And what I am interested is the plants.There are many kinds of plants.Although I don’t know their name,their colour and shape are very various .When you walked at the street in the town, it was a real walk.You don’t need to hurry.At the weekend,people will walk with their friends and their family, even the pet at the park.They chatted with each other at the grass and enjoyed their picnic.
London wetland centre has been the postcode.And I visited the place.There are many kinds of ducks and wild life about wetland and many plants. I collected my different leaves and flowers. When it comes to the town, I will think of some words, such as ‘wild’,’plants’,’green’,’life’ and so on.
In the Barnes, I saw a variety of leaves,different shapes, different colours.They gave me inspiration to develop my idea.I also want to add a word ‘leave’.Actually,it’s fallen leave.In China,there is an idiom ‘fallen leaves return to roots’. In other words, it means getting home.I did something about typography because the colourful glass windows of church in the Barnes.
But what I confused is how to make a poster.I have words.But I don’t know how to put the picture or items with the words.
We have many courses about different toolbox inductions.I am interested in screen printing and letterpress.Maybe it’s very related to graphic design.
Screen printing is a printing technique . In my view ,it’s a traditional method to print, but it’s interesting and cool.In the lesson ,the teacher taught us to use two colours to print a picture.Screen printing looks easy to handle but actually when you want to use it to print your own images, it needs many processes and time.
Letterpress is also a traditional method to print.It was first invented in China,the movable type.It’s also interesting and cool.But ,I think that it’s not easy to use compared to the screen printing.Letterpress has many types,such as metal type and wood type and so on.Before you start to print ,you need do many preparations to verify whether your letters are in right way and whether they are fixed.
Materials and objects 2 is an aspect of the Tate Modern. One of them interests me is collage. It’s very helpful for me to learn and understand more about collage.
Collage is not only to glue different paper and materials together.It’s basic. Collage looks like simple. But if you want to show the interesting and special collage, it’s not easy. You need many ideas and experiences.
It’s said that combining everyday objects and materials become a new technique for twentieth-century artists. So it’s very important for me to study and practice .We should watch our life every day and record things that you feel funny and interesting. We can collect many materials, plastic, paper,branch,leaves and so on.Don’t throw away any thing that you feel it’s rubbish.Maybe it’s reborn in your sketchbook by your hands.
Since I started to study at the Lcc, it has been one week.During the five days,teachers led us to study skills tool box for design and media studies.There are many workshops and facilities in the Lcc and they are available to students, such as library, photography,printing and so on.There are some book shelves that can move in the area of the news and journals.It’s so cool.
And I found that Lcc have many different lights when I took the ‘looking up’ photos.And some ceiling are made up from glasses.We can see the sky.
And there are something interesting at the Lcc.And at the some handrails, you can see some doodles.And when you see outside of the windows, you can see natural life around you.
I think that I can find more interesting things at the Lcc in the future.