Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Design Decisions - Imagery

Catwalk high fashion imagery 

Imagery relating to

Because the title sequence I am making is for the website itself, I thought it would be more logical and relevant to use existing images from their 'Trends for 2011' section. The majority of these images have been taken on the runway and help to give both the clothing and my animation more movement.

Design Decisions - Background



Clothing Imagery

Sketchbook/ Scrapbook

After looking at the obvious approach of sketches and fabrics I thought taking a different approach, a somewhat unexpected and unusual, one may work better. Looking at a beautiful landscape makes you feel alive and free. Mixing the man made with nature I think would made a good contrast. Photo shoots often embrace this, which helps to show the clothing off in real light and with movement from the wind.

Beautiful, serene imagery

Monday, 7 February 2011

CD Packaging Design

I really like the sleek elegant style from the outside. Without being able to see what design is on the inside I think a simple white silk paper would work well with a caps, serif font.

This design fits in really well with my project in regards to the handmade, sewn style.  For it to work better with my projects style I think I would use a black, shiny, high weight paper instead of the brown paper shown here. The type would have to be printed in stead of being had written for a more professional finish.

The size of this CD case really catches my eye. It is very oversized, but with this said it makes the design look more minimal and expensive on a whole. Again using black and white with a splash of colour would work best for use in my project.

The packaging design here has been thought out very carefully to create the effect of  the CD being the mouth. Taking the focus away from the imagery, the actual design of the packaging is very interesting because when you pull open the sleeve the CD is fed to you automatically.

Another over sized CD case, in this case it is not the standard square shape, it is a rectangle. I think this would work well for my project because the material used is thick and strong. The shape of the case resembles that of a fashion/design/sample book.

Using material for my project would fit in really well. What material would I use though? As my project is about trends I wouldn't be able to represent all fashionable materials on the cover.