Design Development Case study – Part 4

For the final time this Teaching Period we will be looking at selected design principles with relation to my final presentation and a media artefact from the chosen field. How quickly that time has gone! In this post we will be exploring the application of form following function - having previously touched on the importance … Continue reading Design Development Case study – Part 4

Design Development Case Study – Part 3

Past the halfway point and in Part 3 of this case study I plan to; further refine the ideas presented in Part 2, expand on the applications of  learned theories in the development of my presentation and compare them to the promotional material for La La Land (2016). In Part 2 the scope of the project was narrowed to … Continue reading Design Development Case Study – Part 3

Pulp Fact-ion: An Exploration of the Auteur Theory (starring Quentin Tarantino)

Even before I started studying film Quentin Tarantino has always been a personal favourite of mine. His attention to detail, both in his film making techniques and in the narrative landscapes (and entire universe) he has created, are unbelievable. So when given the task of writing about the auteur theory  (and with a universal ban … Continue reading Pulp Fact-ion: An Exploration of the Auteur Theory (starring Quentin Tarantino)

Design Development Case Study – Part 2

With part one in the book and some feedback received - thanks for the feedback to those who gave it - I have been reflecting on the content for my presentation it feels like things are slowly starting to move in the right direction. The understanding that I felt I was building on the design principles themselves … Continue reading Design Development Case Study – Part 2

Design Development Case Study – Part 1

For the purpose of this case study the area that I will be looking at is the film industry, specifically, the importance of design when conceptualising and releasing promotional material such as posters and film artwork. To achieve this effectively the discussion will be presented in the form of a formal presentation - the basis of … Continue reading Design Development Case Study – Part 1

Design Activism: Designers With A Sense of Social Responsibility

The aim of this essay is to explore and discuss design activism as a medium by which contemporary designers undertake projects based on their ethical concerns and a sense of social responsibility. Thorpe (2011, p.6) defines design activism as meeting four basic criteria; It publicly reveals or frames a problem or challenging issue. It makes … Continue reading Design Activism: Designers With A Sense of Social Responsibility

From the Archive: Black is the new Black: An exploration of the neo-noir genre

For years Black is the new Black was a term that I threw around in online circles, being the proprietor of both blackisthenewblack.com and .net over the years, as well as my seldom used YouTube channel BlackIsTheNewBlackTV - all of which have been defined by the unique dancing moustache GIF I dreamt up in MS Paint … Continue reading From the Archive: Black is the new Black: An exploration of the neo-noir genre