Tuesday, May 26, 2009

cheering up concept generation

Here are some of the sheets from my current project on cheering up - looking at ways of cheering up the home, commute and office


My housemates and I have started a blog at www.22gl.com which I am contributing to. We are slowly forming ourselves into a design collective and will shortly be working on projects together.

I intend to continue writing this blog, but it's also definitely worth paying the design blog a visit, adding it to your RSS feed or becoming an email subscriber. In case you were wondering the name comes from our address, we starting referring to ourselves as 22GL and the name stuck.

Cloud by Troika

Also check out their website for an interesting insight into the design process and engineering behind it. Incredible.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Kitchen Carousel

We decided to make our own parody of Phillips Carousel of us having breakfast

Kitchen Carousel from 22GLproductions on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Woman in shower

Just completed my latest print.

It's in a limited edition of 150 and on sale at the shop on my website. It is also available though the One Deko shop in London's Spitalfield market.

Friday, May 15, 2009

microwave rendering

Just completed this in Rhino with hypershot rendering.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Secret of happiness

My research continues - this is a not bad video that sums up the talks on TED

The Secret of Happiness from Maria Popova on Vimeo.

Spilt tea

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I see

Watch this. Preferably with headphones on - I happened to have headphones on and being immersed in the video made it even better. It's goosebump central. One of the best videos I've seen - makes you reflect on life itself.

via cloudplum

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Samsung reveal how they made the cameraphone disapper

I've been seeding this follow up video for Samsung, working with The Viral Factory

Friday, May 08, 2009

concept for cheering up the tube

Here's one of my initial concepts for cheering people up. I'm really enjoying the self initiated project this term. I've spent a week looking into what makes people happy, went around London finding happy people and rode the tube to get insights into how the experience could be improved and made more enjoyable.

I think that the turn styles which are used by everyone could be more creative and interesting. This concept involves each oyster card user having the opportunity to design their own 'oyster face' that appears when they tap their oyster on the reader. The effect being that that with each person that goes through the turn style, a different image would appear. It doesn't have to be limited to just faces - it could be anything.

an artist helps to cheer people up

My research continues into efforts made to cheer people up. Here's an art installation from Stuart Semple

Satirical advertising

Agency mother have created a print campaign for Schweppes that every two weeks features a new satirical cartoon based on current events. I nice idea, keeping the adverts fresh and interesting - I'll definitely keep an eye out for them. They're also at http://schyouknowwho.com/

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

One Man Band redesign

Spent some time over the weekend redesigning One Mand Band, my T shirt website. The design is cleaner and now features image previewers for each T shirt. It's also designed to have a similar look and feel to this blog. Also starting some more Facebook advertising and promotion to build the One Man Band brand in time for summer.