Tuesday, November 19

Photos for French Fold

These are Myles' essentials photos. Things that are important to him or things he uses on a daily basis. I'm considering using it for the cover. I shoot a few different layouts of his items.

Process on "Teaching Type"

And here's two (printed) versions of the cover side by side. I took this picture to show them because I used the first image when constructing my mock up of all the printed spreads. 

Brainstorming for French Fold: Myles

Some thumbnail sketches of layout ideas, I plan to make better sketches that 
actually fold out but this is always how I begin my sketching process. 
Then I gathered some photos of Myles that work with my theme.
Tomorrow we're shooting some other photos I have in mind.

Process on Model

experimentation with materials,
we decided that aluminum works best to capture
the shape of our sculptural pieces.

Wired LED lights that will eventually be hidden underneath 
the model to provide representation for the night life of our piece. 

construction of the landscape. we still need to add some trees and fill in the sidewalks and drill holes for the lights, but this is how far we got today... working all day. Today we cut the wood that works as the base of our model. We broke it into two sections to account for the slope of "the green" and made the "upper half" an inch higher. then with clay we sculpted it into a slope. Spray painted the walkway with textured spray paint. Drew cut the stone walls out of actual stone, a talent he had from a stone cutting class. We lined the grass with this green velvet ribbon so that it looks freshly cut. I made the trees/ bushes out of sticks and natural material. Overall we're very pleased with the model so far and have meet our goal for today. It's so nice to work with group members that don't mind being in studio all day, this wouldn't have been possible without all of our efforts. 

<collaboration with Mary Lim and Drew Leider> 

Sunday, November 17

Visual Interview: Myles

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Myles Thompson has always been influenced by the urban culture in the streets and it’s reflected in his personality, fashion, overall outlook on life, and dreams. He has a very social and positive personality. The lyrics of the legendary rapper Biggie Smalls, “spread love it’s the Brooklyn way,” is quite fitting. Ironically Biggie grew up only a few blocks away from Myles. Fashion is used as a daily expression and you can find Myles pairing his favorite street wear brands. Being a skater since the age of fifteen, he learned early on to have focus, patience, balance, and to keep trying until the trick is landed. Myles applies this same mentality to any challenges in life. Myles has always been an aspiring entrepreneur. In his younger years, just making lemonade stands but as he grows as a graphic designer, he dreams to have his own clothing brand or to work for one of his favorites. 

<written narrative for french fold>