Graphic Design AS Briefs 2012-13 1. „17’ Zine “A zine” (an abbreviation of fanzine or magazine) is most commonly a small circulation publication of original or appropriated texts and images. More broadly, the term encompasses any self-published work of minority interest usually reproduced via photocopier.”Zines are usually experimental in nature and cover a wide-range of topics. The benefitsfrom being self-published include being in charge of your own content and not having tokeep to rules made by the publisher – this often means they are not censored and cancontain controversial content.Produce a zine named „17‟ that investigates the life of a 17 year old and the issuesinvolved. This could involve the freedom, lack of responsibility, the future, exams, debt,positives, studying, family, lack of voting, illegal drinking, pressures, drugs, sex,hormones, arguing, college, work, etc.
2. STAMMERING POSTERSStammering or stuttering is a speech disorder which the flow of speech is disrupted byinvoluntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases, andinvoluntary silent pauses or blocks in which the stutterer is unable to produce sounds. Ithas affected a wide range of people including Lewis Carroll, Moses, Winston Churchilland Marilyn Munroe. Recently, stammering was the subject in the Oscar winning film„The Kings Speech‟. Children and adults are often bullied or ridiculed for their stammer– which was highlighted in the book „Black Swan Green‟ by David Mitchell The British Stammering Association require a series of TEXT based posters thathighlight the problems associated with stammering and to bring wider acceptance of thecondition.
3. Photo Manipulation/illustration/Book DesignWith the invention of modern photo manipulation software, it is becoming easier tomake convincing images that wouldn‟t be possible with just a camera. Surreal images arebeing created that play with proportions, scale, landscapes and people. It is now possibleto ride a cloud, pet a tiger or be face deep in a puddle.Create a series of book covers for Penguin Books that play with these impossibleillustrations.Artists: Kyle Thompson, Lizzy Elle, Steve Otto, Fiddle Oak, Odessa Sawyer
4. TV Channel Logo & PostersAn extreme sports channel needs a logo and poster campaign to promote it. The sportsthat are included on the channel are skateboarding, bmx-ing, motor-cross, surfing,climbing and parkour. Extreme sports has often embraced the rebellious side of society.Although the sports are becoming more accepted by society, Certain cities still opposethe building of skateparks in their neighborhoods, for fear of increased crime and drugsin the area. Your campaign is to embrace this rebellion and show this in your advertising.Artists: punk artists like Jamie Reid, skateboarding zines and magazines, photographersspecializing in bmx/skateboarding, http://philjacksonphoto.tumblr.com/.
5. ANIMATIONCreate a Stop motion animation/moving image inspired by any of the above projects.Research into stop-motion animation is an essential part of the project and will form the
artist research of the project.REQUIREMENTSBetween November 28th 2011 and the first week of February 2013 you will be workingon one or the above briefs. All projects must cover the 4 assessment objectivesincorporating Research, experimentation, idea development, connecting to the work ofother artists/designers, outcome and analysis notes.As a starting point you will need to do the following:- findresearch on your subject area and analyse them on tumblr (use the internet, books,collected materials). Also research your subject area- take a variety of photographs relevant to your chosen brief - do this early so they areavailable to develop ideas from- explore and analyse the work of two artists/designers appropriate to the projectYou will be then working on ideas and experiments which will be discussed later in theproject.