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  • 1. Contextual Research Amber Miller
  • 2. MinaLima (MinaLima Design)• MinaLima is a graphic design company that was formed in 2010, after the main designers, Eduardo Lima and Miraphora Mina spent almost 10 years working together on the Harry Potter films.• Their graphic design work for the Harry Potter films is what they are most known for however they have also worked on Sweeney Todd (2007) and The Golden Compass (2007)• They mainly do work for the props that are used in films and the merchandise to go with them
  • 3. MinaLima• I chose this artist to look at based on their use of typography in their work, especially with the props from the Harry Potter films.
  • 4. MinaLima• The way they used type especially in the Marauder’s Map gave me the idea for my cardboard sculpture of my wallet.• I liked how they made the walls and trees in the map out of the text for example the Womping Willow on the front of the map.
  • 5. Karen Kavett• Karen Kavett is a free lance graphic designer and YouTuber.• She has done work for authors; John Green and Robyn Schneider and video bloggers and musicians Hank Green and Alex Day.• She graduated from RISD in 2011 and breifly worked for YouTube
  • 6. Karen Kavett • I chose this graphic designer based on her poster designs for Tour de Nerdfighting* 2008 & 2012* A Nerdfighter is a nerd who fights to increase awesome and to decrease suck, and aremainly whovians or potterheads. DFTBA
  • 7. “Hank... I need to make one thing clear: Nerdfighters arenot about you and me. Nerdfighters are about a made ofawesome book, made by a woman in Australia, going to amade of awesome baby in the united states. Nerdfightersare about raising money and awareness for importantcauses. Nerdfighters are about building a supportivecommunity of friends... in my pants. Nerdfighters areabout stupid beautiful projects and making each otherlaugh and think with t-shirts and pocket protectors andrants about the situation in Pakistan which sucks rightnow. In the contemporary world where things fall apartand the center can not hold you have to imagine acommunity where there is no center... A lot of life isabout doing things that don’t suck with people who don’tsuck.” -John Green
  • 8. Karen Kavett• Her work on the Tour de Nerdfighting poster gave me the idea for my Antithesis, especially the 2008 one and how all the information was fitted into the shape of America.
  • 9. Simone Lia• Simone Lia is an English illustrator and children’s author.• She is well known for her character/ graphic novel, Fluffy; a baby rabbit that is being looked after by a anxious single man.• She studied at the University of Brighton.• she became friends with Tom Gauld at the RCA and they began Cabanon Press.
  • 10. Simone Lia• I chose this artist because I liked the style of drawing she uses, the way she draws her characters is more natural looking not precise, neat lines.
  • 11. Simone Lia• From this artists work I decided to draw ‘polaroid’ images that were part of my shrine by hand instead of on the computer to get the more natural, hand drawn look.