Ehikhamenor & Hancock

What I’d ideally like to achieve from this project is creating images in the zine/book that include people of colour, as I’ve come to the conclusion that the main issue in media’s representation of race is that there isn’t enough of one. Wherever one looks, they are met with images of western beauty, western culture,…

Converting to Illustration

Creating possible images/templates for the zine from old collages, playing with ways to represent a person of colour and their ideas of beauty in a western society.

Found Image Workshop

I liked this workshop though it was frustrating at times- I worked at first traditionally, cutting images from magazines and posters and putting them together in different ways. I don’t think the images are particularly inspired. Much as I love collage, I find it difficult to think of good compositions to work in with it….

To be labelled

– or not to be labelled. That’s the current issue, right? Raven Symone poses some interesting questions about being labelled in terms of sexuality/race and nationality- points that I’m moved to support, though I really liked Rosie Perez’ point that we may just not have reached the point where such labels can be abandoned – yet.

From the Famous Angle

I created a few illustrations of famous people of colour like Idris Alba, Obama, Chance the Rapper and Donald Glover (all for reasons, they aren’t completely randomly selected) for the zine/illustrated essay. However, during a tutorial I was asked why I was drawing all these famous men. It was a question I could not answer. I’ve been focusing…

Stereotyping Black: Let’s Talk About That

I was on Tapastic reading a new comic the other day, called Blue Cat Cafe. It was an easy read to pass the time and I was scrolling down, skimming though, not thinking too hard when I came across the following panels; This image does not belong to me, but to the creator of Blue Cat…

Spring (F.A.C.) Magazine

Spring is a female artist collective magazine, founded in Hamburg in 2004. I discovered it after finding, predominantly paper cutting artist, Stephanie Wunderlich; a freelance illustrator also based in the city. I really like her work. I find that there is something quite striking about it- though this tends to be the way with a…

Eva Dietrich

Just found Eva Dietrich on Leelacat! Saw her illustrations briefly when searching for Chris Campe images, and I thought her work was pretty fun- always what I’m looking for, clearly. Here are a few of her creations; The pictures above give me a great idea for some Christmas themed illustrated cards/postcards and/or zine!

Chris Campe

Chris Campe is a German illustrator and designer who often explores gender and sexuality in her work and enjoys playing with type. I really like the fun that she has with her illustrations, the colour used, and what tends to be a really effective informal approach. While I love (what seems to be) her more commercial…

Artistic Reference (Vis.Thinks)

In the unit brief, with each question a direction to head towards where research is concerned was offered. I looked into each of the artists and also a couple more. Some images I found particularly interesting can be found in the  Visual Thinking Artists PDF linked. I liked Chris Campe’s illustrations (examples on pages 1 and…

Zine Workshop

The comic above is the flat spread of the zine I made last week, called “I’m scared”. I really enjoyed the zine workshop we had! It was my first time creating a zine, and it was both interesting and motivational working in this format. I worked from 10 am until 5 and something small like this…

Assignment Start: Visual Thinking

We were given our Visual Thinking brief this week and I’m already very excited for this one. This, unlike the Map of Bournemouth brief, is heavily research orientated based on one of seven optional questions available. We have to produce a publication by the end representative of what we have found via any number of illustrations and…