Thursday, 28 March 2013

Just some interesting light movement and patterns on folded fabric. Enjoy
Callan, Kristin & Giselle 

Wednesday, 27 March 2013



Hey guys, 
Just thought I should post some photos from the waterfront session for those who couldn't make it (you know who you are, here's looking at you kid!). These shots focus on the function of light ( i.e: one placed above the tap solely for the purpose of such.) and the placement of shades and shadows.
They are not the best but hope it helps. 

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Tuesday Night Explore @ Waterfront

Meet outside the entrance to Te Papa @ 8:30pm tomorrow (Tuesday) night. Please pass this information around the class so that everyone knows. Bring your cameras (and tripods if anyone has them) and other tools you think may be helpful.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Franz Kline

Likewise for Kline (as for Gimblett) - you guys are now past this highly abstract point but still good to have it as a reference point.

Max Gimblett

I've been meaning to put some of his work up since Warwick brought him up in class last week. So here are a selection of drawings, circular canvases and quatrefoils.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Cecilia Segura

Cecilia Segura's project for the Sala Negra, at Espacio Tangente, center for contemporary arts based in Burgos.

signing off,
Ash T

1st Year Modelling Out

These are a couple of examples of 1st years taking 2-d graphic images and simply modelling them into real space with simple materials. There are of course many different ways you can do this so don't just limit yourself to these techniques.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Otl Aicher

Otl Aicher, a German graphic designer and typographer, was responsible for the iconic Munich '72 Olympic designs - most notably his pictograms which depicted the various sporting events. Using only veritcals, horizontals and 45 degree diagonals, he arranged positive form in negative space to generate the array of forms. His set of pictograms went on to inspire signage (particularly in the likes of airports and highly trafficed spaces) that utilised the universal language of imagery, rather than relying on writing to communicate. Simple, yet playfully arranged, forms are characteristic of his style.

Light Explorations #1 Tues 19.3.13




Thanks to Oscar, Lachie and Nick for braving the wintery conditions last night around the waterfront. I will try and organise another night light viewing/ experiencing session soon when the weather behaves itself better. Here are a selection of images I took, utilising the camera's frame as a way of selecting, identifying, concentrating, and intensifying light in dark space.