People Watching…in the Zoo!

21st Century Design, Assignment 3, Photography

Last Thursday for my 21st Century Design Module, I was on a class trip to Edinburgh Zoo. I had never been before so I was really excited for it! As it was a class trip, I had to go there not only to see the many animals but to observe and take a note of the different types of people and their reactions whilst in the zoo. This was quite a fun experiment because it was interesting to see how different people/age groups etc reacted to the animals and the zoo as a whole.

For this trip, I decided to go in a team with Amy Malcolmson and Errin Miller. As the zoo was very big, it was easier to do it in a smaller group!. Whilst walking around the different enclosures, we managed to take a lot of information down about different people’s reactions as the zoo was quite busy when we arrived!

When I was looking around, I was thinking about the sort of social behaviours that are normally associated with the zoo for example, the strict rules (for obvious reasons of course!) not to feed animals etc so this makes me think about how people feel more cautious around the larger animals, how different ages groups react for example, children seemed much more excited and more enthusiastic than their parents to see the animals however, their parents were happy that their children were enjoying themselves.

So when I was walking around looking at the animals and people watching, I noticed particular behaviours among different age groups, here’s what I observed:

  • Children – very excitable, eager to get to the front of the enclosures to see the animals, laughter, raised voices when talking about the animals to their parents,, brothers sisters etc, energetic as were moving around a lot/running.
  • Parents –  Protective of their children when they get close to the enclosures or when the animal came up close. Also, when they were walking about and making sure their children didn’t run off or hurt themselves. Parents didn’t seem as enthusiastic as their children but were happy to see their children happy. Some were telling their children about the animals, teaching them different exiting facts.
  • Adults – Some of the older adults were discussing the animals and maybe discussing interesting facts or reading the information signs. When I went to one of the monkey enclosures, an older couple were there discussing the monkey’s and laughing at the monkey’s playful behaviour…as was I!
  • Zoo Staff – very organised and focused on what they were doing, strict when some children/people got too close.
Here is some photographs from last Thursday!

   

 

 

Whilst on this trip, as a group, we got the opportunity to visit the Panda’s! We were only able to see one of them as the other’s were not on show unfortunately. The Panda we got to see was Tian Tian.

 

Tian Tian is the female Panda and when her name is translated, it means “sweet” or when repeated in chinese, it puts emphasise on the word so it would be translated as “sweetie”. So Cute! The Panda’s haven’t been in the zoo for a year yet so the Zoo staff said that the Panda’s don’t fully settle until they have been there for a year. It was great to see the Panda’s having never seen one so close before! it was a great experience to see Tian Tian and what she is like in her enclosure. When we went inside to one of the large windows outside her enclosure, we learned all about her and other Panda’s and the many interesting facts! When we arrived for the tour, she was sleeping but we were told that Panda’s sleep most of the day so it wasn’t uncommon for her to be asleep. However, she did move around a few times into different sleeping positions! (so there was a lot of pointing and excitement when she did!)

Whilst in the enclosure, I began to observe again so I could get information about different people’s reactions. As it was mostly my class from our module, we were all roughly around the same age however, our lecturers and a couple of older students were also there.  Here is some of my observations:

  • Students ( roughly around the same age…18-22?) –  Taking lots of photographs so this to me, showed the excitement. Crowding round the large windows to get a good look at the Panda, talking to one another about Tian Tian, listening in to the information being told by the zoo staff.
  • Adults – discussing the Panda’s, taking photographs so it suggested they were still as excited to see Tian Tian! Listening to the zoo staff telling everyone the facts about Tian Tian.

After about 10 minutes or so, I noticed that the students that had been previously at the front, had moved to the back so as to let the other students have a look. Whilst they were at the back, I noticed that a few had their phone and were talking with friends so it kind of suggested that they may be discussing the Panda’s or had seen what they wanted to see already so may have been discussing other things.

To get more information on the different Panda’s, here is a link to the Edinburgh Zoo Website: PANDA’S!  I totally recommend the Zoo if you have never been! was lots of fun and is a great day out!

Overall, I found last Thursday really enjoyable! I learned quite a lot and I think I have become much more observant through this experience as this experiment has taught me to be more aware of my surroundings and not just a certain thing. Seeing all the animals was great as well!

Hope you enjoyed this post!

The Wonders of Illusions

Love, Textiles

so you may have noticed that my blog has gone through a bit of a new look! I am still deciding whether or not I like it so it may change again soon…damn my bad decision making skills!

As well as being a big art lover, I am also a big film lover! This became apparent to me because in my current project, my theme is based on indecisiveness and how I tend to keep things that mean a lot to me whether or not they may be any use to me or are broken! (jewellery for example). I have also been thinking about hoarding as being indecisive is a major trait of a hoarder!  Anyway…I have to say that I have quite a collection of dvds (hoarding?) and I think this fits in with my theme, the hoarding idea and of course, my love of movies!

I recently watched two films which both have a similar sort of theme and style and they are: The Prestige and The Illusionist. I seen The Illusionist before The Prestige but I loved every minute of each of the films! The stories in each are very interesting and feel like a big illusion once the story has finished (well to me anyway!). Full of big twists and interesting theories! if you have not already seen both of theses films, I totally recommend them! I do not want to tell you the whole story of each film because it would spoil the surprises if you seen them yourself.

The Prestige is about the growing rivalry between two brilliant magicians and when one magician performs the ultimate illusions, the other stops at nothing to find out his secrets and of course, the secret behind this jaw dropping illusion!

The Illusionist is a complicated love story. It is about a magician that uses his abilities to capture the love of a woman who is above his social class.

Whilst watching these movies, I loved seeing all the older fashion! From the magician himself to his assistants!

The costumes for this film and possibly for a typical show (well back then!) look amazing! they are beautifully detailed and printed. As a textile student, I guess this was one of the things that I paid attention to!..as well as the interesting stories! The costumes made me think of how the clothing may be put together, sewn, how much embellishment it has and so on….Costume Design would be a very interesting path to go down I think because it gives the designer the freedom to design anything on a garment. Apart from keeping in tone with the purpose it has been created for, it does not have to follow any current trends or follow any styles from a particular designer. I like the freedom to it. However, as much as I do like this path, I think that my type of work best fits with Interiors of Fashion. Part of me likes to follow instruction of what has to be done and so on but I also like the freedom to do whatever I want!

This is quite a random post but I have enjoyed sharing something that I like that may not totally relate to my studies (well, I have incorporated it a bit!) So if you haven’t seen any of the above films…WATCH them! they are amazing films that will leave you in wonder!

Hope you enjoyed!

Belle ville de Paris & Premiere Vision.

Fashion, Love, Photography, Textiles

Bonjour! so this week (you may have guessed) I was in the beautiful city of Paris. I was on a study trip with my University course (Textile Design) so I was given the opportunity to visit Premiere Vision.

Premiere Vision is a top leading trade show for apparel fabrics. This huge trade show was for designers and design companies to sell their designs for the Spring/Summer 2013 collection. It was such an amazing experience being there! to see the up and coming colours for next year and the styles, patterns and types of fabrics. There was an amazing range of designs, fabrics and colours. A fashion lovers dream! couldn’t take any photographs but here is a link to the official site: PV First Vision

Whilst in Paris, I made the most of my day and went around and visited some famous tourist sites with my two friends! These sites included: The Eiffel Tower, The Pompidou Centre, Galleries de Lafayette (large high-end shopping centre with shops like Chanel. Gucci etc and they had a full floor dedicated to shoes!), Champs Elysees, Notre dame, The Louvre and much more!

Here is a few photographs from my trip!

The Pompidou Museum.

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I totally recommend Paris if you have never been, it’s such a beautiful city and there is just so much to do whilst there! you will never get bored! J’adore.

Short post but I hope you enjoyed!

Assignment 2: What Images Mean

21st Century Design, Assignments

For Assignment 2: “What Images Mean” for our 21st Century Design module, we had been given the task to do an experiment that associated with three random images. Also, we had to go into our own teams so I teamed up with Amy Malcomson, Errin Miller and Morgan Daily. The images that we chose had to be random and they could not display any text. This is the three images we found:

All of these photographs were from the website “Stock.xchnge” and they were selected through the randomiser tool.

The images shown consist of a beach chair on a quiet beach, a woman on a bike in New York City and an old vintage clock. Each of these images are unrelated to each other so this helps our team to understand the meaning of semiotics ( symbols,signs, images that can mean more than one thing). Also, this assignment also gave us the opportunity to experiment to test the concept of Polysemy.

For this assignment, as a team, we had to ask the public about each photograph and what information they could get from it. We then had to ask them to suggest a story that links all three images. For this particular assignment, we could not ask art and design students but instead ask a range of other students, general public, staff etc. Here is some of our answers!

Person 1: Male, 20, Student at Abertay University studying Sports and Exercise.                                                                                                                              

  • Photo of the chair on beach: Seems like a chair that an elderly couple would sit on, quite relaxing.
  • Photo of girl on bike: In New York, warm, very busy day
  • Photo of clock: Beat up old clock that doesn’t work anymore.

Person 2: Male, 21, Student at Abertay University

  • Photo of chair on the beach: Looks quite lonely as the beach is empty/quiet, very hot.
  • Photo of girl on bike: Very hectic and busy, quite frustrating.
  • Photo of clock: Vintage, it’s broken and worn and the clock face is broken. Symbolises death.

Story connecting the three photos: The beach represents childhood, a place to have fun and relax. Then the next photo represented late teens – early 40s, a place where they have to work, it’s frustrating and everything is very rushed. The last photo represented the elderly, retirement and the broken glass suggested that it could symbolise the wrinkles or lines.

Person 3: Female, 20, Neuroscience student.

  • Photo of girl on bike: yellow taxi – well-known in New York. single girl on bike, contrast of busy car build up behind – picture for the environment? Also the calmness of the girl on the bike – very relaxed looking (no blurring of pedals – easy rider) again contrasting the business of the car build up behind. The obvious red lights everywhere – possible symbolism again, contrasting the easy riding being performed by the girl on the bike.
  • Photo of Clock: the face of the clock appears to have fallen to appear upside down contrasting the frame of the clock, possible symbolism to “change in time” ? The clock appears to be vintage (roman numerals rarely seen on modern clocks), along with the rusting copper – possibly a symbol, again, of changing time? The clock has a “brand” (Thomas) again a symbolism of its past. past – present – future?
  • Photo of sun lounger – lounger background – the beach. very natural scene. this contrasts the plastic bright yellow, man-made sun lounger.

Story connecting three photos – The future for our planet is bleak. Pollution from landfills, rubbish-burning and automobiles will soon fill our atmosphere, where clean, fresh air once was. Rising tides, as a result of that pollution, will soon see the end of relaxing sea-side holidays. It is time for change

Person 4: Female, 18, 1st year Geography student. 

  • Photo of girl on bike: new york, saving the environment by using a bike, hot day
  • Photo of clock: old, antique, broken & squint.
  • Photo of beach chair: bright, made for two people, relaxing on beach, hot day.

Story connecting three photos: A woman who likes to relax on the beach to pass time but likes to stay fit so she doesn’t age prematurely.

Person 5: Female, 48, accountant 

  • Photo of girl on bike: Looks like America, New York, Girl out shopping on her bike with basket, sunny hot day – shadows cast.
  • Photo of Clock: Looks like it has been salvaged from an old burnt down house or found at the bottom of the sea.
  • Photo of Beach chair: Thinks it could be some sort of beauty stall when you go to the beach to sit and get your toe nails painted.

Story connecting three photos: Girl is on a cruise ship holiday, stopped off at New York so she hired a bike to explore, then went to the beach to get her toes painted all in time for being back on the boat at 12

Person 6:Female, 18, Dance Student

  • Photo of girl on bike: America, Yellow cabs, L.A. Hot sunny, people have their legs out, busy, people crossing the roads.
  • Photo of Clock: Clock, old-fashioned, squint and broken.
  • Photo of Beach Chair: Beach, sun chair with shade and bits for legs, different looking, maybe for 2 people to share.

Story connecting three photos: Hot day in L.A, riding a bike to the beach and on the way finds the clock washed up on the sand

Person 7:Female, Bio medical Science student, 19

  • Photo of Beach Chair – relaxation at the beach, Blackpool vibe, looks like an advertisement for a holiday
  • Photo of Clock – old, time, broken, vintage
  • Photo of City – metropolis lifestyle, girl is main focus, busy, hectic

Story connect three photos: take time to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures in life

Person 8:Female, Psychology, 19

  • Photo of beach chair – relaxed, feet up, Thomas cook, holiday
  • Photo of Clock– age rusty,fading of beauty
  • Photo of City – annoying cyclists, slow, frustration

Story connecting three photos: Shes running out of time to cycle to her holiday destination.

photographed by Errin Miller

I found this assignment quite interesting as I thought it was really great to find out what different people thought and what information they got from just briefly scanning the photos. Also, I thought it was really interesting to hear what story they got from these photos even though they had only seen the photos for about 5 minutes! This part of the assignment helped me understand the concept of Polysemy ( Idea that images can mean more than one thing) This is true I think  because an image can mean something very different to what someone else thinks of the same image.

For the next part of the assignment, we had to choose a story from one of the participants we asked earlier on, this then became our target story. We decided to choose the story from person 3 as we thought that it provided the most potential and information.  As a team, we had to choose another photo that would connect/relate to our target story and then ask a new set of people about the four photos and what story they get from them. The purpose of this image was to relate to our story and so we could get similar answers/stories. The images didn’t have to be in any precise order as we had to let the participant put them in their own order so they could tell the story that they get from the photographs.

Our target story was from a  Neuroscience student at The University of Dundee.  Her story was very detailed and her views were quite interesting too! She discussed pollution and how we as a planet, are running out of time to change things. This is a true story I think and it is one that has been in the media a lot so we thought that by carefully adding a selected image , it would help spark the stories about the environment, global warming and pollution into the minds of our next participants. Ideas that would relate to our target story.

This was our final photograph linking to our target story.

As a team, we all discussed that this photograph was best because we felt it highlighted global warming and pollution very well. It suggested different ideas to each of us such as: Polar bears (extinction), Melting Ice Caps, Temperature rising etc. Also, it conveys how little time we have to fix these problems and that we are running out of time. Moreover, we thought this fitted in extremely well with our target story and we thought that it would help give a much more clear idea of the story linking all four photographs.

For this part of the assignment, we had to ask a set of different people but only ask what story they got from looking at all four photographs. Here is our results!

Person 1. Male, Library staff, 26.

  • A time travelling polar bear that would have to go to the beach to prevent ruining the city.
 Person 2.Female, History student, 21.
  • People vary in where and what kind of holiday they want depending on their age.
 Person 3.Male, Sport & Exercise student, 23.
  • Polar bears are being sent to zoos so they are out of their natural habitat, which shortens their lifetime.
 Person 4.Female, Cafe worker, 30.
  • Global warming not long left for it to be fixed, we need to be eco-friendly. Time is running out.
From this experiment, the fourth image wasn’t as obvious in our experiment. Some people’s stories were pretty much accurate with our target story but other stories were quite varied. So, after that, we decided to add some words under the photos in order to help people to guess our target story much more clearly. We added the word “Pollution” to our city image and the words “Soaring Temperatures” to our beach chair image. This really helped with our experiment when we asked a new set of people!
Photographed by Errin Miller.
These were our buzz words!
Here is our results from the next set of people we asked:
Person 1.Female, Zoology  Student, 19.

  • Global warming has had a big impact on nature, Time is running out and we are ruining some animals environments/homes.
Person 2.Female, Hairdresser, 23.
  • “Poor polar bears”. Their homes are being taken away from them through global warming (melting ice caps etc), pollution from cities is ruining the environment.
 Person 3.Male, Architect , 20.
  • We have to be more eco-friendly just like the woman riding the bike in the city photograph. Climate change is happening and something has to be done.

From conducting this experiment , it is clear that it all worked and people had a general story about the environment, global warming etc when they looked at the photographs with our added words (Finally!). When looking back at the four photos without the words, it wasn’t very obvious that it was something about the environment as most of the photos looked like holiday destinations and not environmental problems! Overall, I found this assignment quite enjoyable! I found it very interesting to hear the many different ideas and stories that different people got from each of the photographs. I feel that it really opened my eyes to how people can view things very different and can even spot things that may not be clear on the first viewing of a photograph etc. Also, really helps me understand all the different ideas in the book “Snoop” by Sam Gosling.

For part of this assignment, we had to read the chapter “The Rhetoric of the Image” by Roland Barthes. I have to say, it wasn’t the easiest read in the world but I think I managed to understand the ideas being put across in this chapter. In this chapter, Barthes discusses that there is three messages that are conveyed in the advertisement he was analysing.

Photograph from 21st Century Design Module blog.

The first of three messages conveyed was the text (text at the bottom corner of the advertisement), the symbolic message ( The food, Italian themed…) and the non-symbolic message (the pasta and sauce). It suggested to me that just from thinking about these three messages, it shows that there is a lot of different meanings portrayed in one simple photograph or advertisement. For an advertisement, this is a very beneficial factor I think as it would get the customer to think about what an advert is trying to sell, not only the product but the experience conveyed. So for this image, it suggested to me that the company is obviously selling the product but they are also trying to sell the experience if you buy this product. For example, they may want you to think that by buying this product, it will be very similar to Italian dining and their traditional cuisine.

So, in the context of this assignment, I think that this chapter has helped gain more understanding about the concept of Polysemy. Furthermore, it has helped give me a better understanding of the different meanings that the selection of people we asked for this assignment came up with when they looked at our four photos. Each meaning and story varied from person to person so I found it very interesting when  we conducted this experiment. When different people analysed some of the photographs, some looked beyond the obvious and tried to think about a deeper meaning to the image. They didn’t just point out the clock (Photo of the clock) but they pointed out that it had a vintage feeling, broken, conveyed a feeling of death and suggested a later part of life such as, the elderly, retirement etc. So, from reading this chapter by Bathes, I feel I understand the concept of Polysemy a little better than before. However, I did find this read quite hard to understand at times. However, it is interesting.

Here is a photo of the little leaflet we handed out to each of the people who kindly answered all of our questions!

Photographed by Errin Miller.

We thought that this would be a nice way to thank all of our participants and let them see what the results were for this assignment. So a big thank you to all of our participants and I hope you each like our posts containing the results!

Project work so far!

Art, Border Crossings, Sketchbook Work, Sketching/Drawing, Textiles

Hello again! so my project for this semester is based on Identity and Culture and for this project, DJCAD is linked with two other art schools, one of which is in Texas and another in Slovenia. It has been a really interesting project so far and I am really enjoying exploring my theme for my sketchbook work!

My project is based on how indecisive I am ( a miracle that I actually decided to do this theme!) I have been looking at different objects such as: Things that I have collected and gifts that I have kept from over the years ( Jewellery, magazines, books, perfume bottles, dream catchers etc…). I have also been looking at things that help make people make decisions such as: Coins, dice?, magic 8 ball etc. Currently looking for more decision maker objects to draw so if anyone has any ideas that would be great!.

As my sketchbook has progressed, I have started to look at stacks of things that people collect such as: newspapers, magazines, dvds, cds etc. I don’t collect newspapers but I have been drawing a few and I really like some of the drawings that I have came up with. I am currently drawing some stacks of my magazine collections and working with different media’s. I have also worked out a nice colour palette ( well, I like it!) a few pastel colours and some greys/blacks/whites that are taken from the newspapers.

I have been considering a few different ideas that I could possibly progress onto with my theme. I firstly thought of hoarding because I found out that a key trait of a hoarder is someone that is very indecisive! (like myself) and someone who is a bit of a perfectionist as they always worry that something may not be up to a certain standard. A hoarder is basically someone who accumulates objects that they think they will need in the future. I also considered looking at being superstitious and the objects associated with that as I have a few dream catchers. Finally…I have considered looking at objects that help people make decisions and then lead on to the hoarding idea.

So…that’s a bit of my project so far! take a little look at some of the photos 🙂

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Bye!

21st Century Designer: What Images Mean.

21st Century Design

On Thursday for my 21st Century Design module, we had a workshop in which we had 10 images that we had to analyse with our teams (Team 2). The intention was to look beyond the obvious (what the image shows, black and white etc )and figure out the purpose of each of the images. I found this workshop very interesting and fun! I think that it made me look at photographs differently because from reading ‘Snoop’ it has taught me to examine photographs in much more detail and look beyond the obvious features.

For each of the photographs, we were asked to consider the setting, colours, clothing, expressions and props portrayed. After an hour of analysing, we discussed as a class of what conclusions we had all come to for each photograph. All the images we were given were adverts for different things, some were much more straight forward than others and a few were quite hard to work out so there was some surprises and a few laughs!

I learned a lot from this workshop! I learned that an advert doesn’t just sell or focus on their products but they also try to portray and sell a different lifestyle. For example, when we analysed a photograph for a Coca Cola advert, it showed a very happy family at a bowling alley having fun. Therefore, it suggested to me that it promoted a fun, energetic and a family orientated lifestyle as well as selling the product.

This was one of the photographs that we had to analyse and had chosen for our next task. As a team, we came up with several ideas:

  • Vintage photo – possibly from the 1950-60s
  • In a bowling alley
  • Noticed that the girl on the left was holding red cups.
  • Warm colours were used (reds, yellow, oranges…) conveyed a happy environment.
  • We thought that it was a family environment so suggested that the advert could have been something to do with that.
  • Promoting the ‘American Dream’.

This is the classic photograph that we had chose to use for our next photo analysing task. As a team, we had already analysed it so for this task, we had to ask 4 other students (excluding art students) about what they thought of the photograph and what they got from it. We didn’t mention that it was an advert until the very end. We had to see if they could guess themselves!

So this is what they got!

Person 1: It was a girl who studied IMD.

She thought that it looked happy, was in a bowling alley as she noticed they all had matching t-shirts. That it looked like it had been taken in the 1960s. She noticed that the girl on the left was holding something and guessed it was some sort of coffee advertisement or it advertised the bowling alley. She said it showed a family and fun environment.

Person 2: Male American exchange student studying Physics, English and Chemistry.

He thought that it showed a really fun environment as he commented on the excitement that each member of the family had on their faces. He also thought it also may have been a campaign for propaganda. he thought that it looked staged and fake, this was quite interesting because it hadn’t been mentioned in the workshop from any of the teams! Also, the propaganda campaign thought was quite interesting as well. He noticed that it may have been in the 1950s.

Person 3: Female American Exchange student studying Forensics.

This student was with the previous student so they shared a lot of the same ideas and she thought it had elements of being a propaganda campaign. She also thought it was set around the 1950s and could have also been advertising a bowling alley.

Person 4: Male member of staff from the ISE Gym.

This person gave the most information about the photograph. He noticed that the girl on the left was holding red cups so thought it was some sort of refreshment advert. He mentioned that the photograph was quite blurry so suggested it could have been an older advert. He guessed it was taken or set around the 1950s. He said a lot that the family looked very happy and enthusiastic especially, the boy who jumped in the air! He said that it conveyed a mood of happiness. He was pretty dead on about the photograph and when we told him that it was for Coca Cola, he was only bit surprised as he had guessed it was a refreshments advert.

This was a really fun workshop and I feel that I have learned a lot! It is quite surprising to what I learned from just observing a photograph much more closely. I think if I had looked at it quite briefly, I would have never have guessed it was for an advert! So this experience was quite enjoyable!

TOMS. Love!

Art, Fashion, Love, Photography

I LOVE Toms. They have to be the most comfiest shoes that I have ever owned! As well as being a great shoe with a very good look, they also have a great cause. When I first heard about Toms, I heard about their cause and what they do for children in need.

This all started in 2006 with an American traveller names Blake Mycoskie who befriended children in Argentina. Whilst he was there, he noticed that these children did not have any shoes to protect their feet. From seeing this, he created Toms Shoes Company. A great company that when a pair of shoes is purchased in any country, a new pair of matching shoes is given to a child in need. Known as One for One. Later that year, Blake, his family and staff returned to Argentina with 10,000 pairs of Toms! made possible by each and every Toms customer. It shows how amazingly popular these shoes really are! Toms come in a lot of different colours, shapes and there is a huge variety to choose from. Here is a link to their site for some more information and their selection of great shoes. TOMS

The reason behind giving TOMS to these children was that most of them never had shoes and almost a lot of diseases, bacteria etc is sole – transmitted. They also protect their feet from any cuts that risk getting infected. I have never heard of any other shoes company that do this for a charity or in this case, a child in need. I think that they are very inspiring! What a great company!

So here is a few photographs of some of those pretty amazing shoes! I also found a lot of very interesting designs in amongst photographs that I have viewed!

I have navy ones just like these! mines are a little bit scruffy because I wear them a lot but I hope to get myself a new pair very soon!

Here is a few really interesting designs I found.

I think that a lot of the designs that I have found have been drawn on by either their owner or friends, family etc. I love this idea! As I am an art student and love drawing, I think the idea of creating my own design on a pair of TOMS would be a lot of fun! and a great little project. I will hopefully do it one day!

Hope you enjoyed this post. More soon!

Gaming Street art!

Art, Love, Photography

So, I was just browsing the internet and I came across a pretty interesting street artist. His name (or is known as) is OakOak. He is a French street artist who likes to play with the urban elements!

I really like street art! even though some people believe it to be a horrible scribble on a wall (some of it is but not a lot) but there is quite a lot of amazing street art out there! Take Banksy for example. Simple but really effective pieces of art. Also, the Berlin wall is filled with amazing street art ( as well as some little memories that tourists write!)

Here is a few images by OakOak! He has a huge selection of artwork but I am just going to show a little peek of his ‘gaming’ art!

It’s normally not a girly thing… but I do love playing games so I think this is one of the reasons that I found it pretty cool!

So there is a mixture of games such as Mario, Angry Birds and the TV show Futurama. When I first looked at a lot of his gaming art, I though it was pretty cool and quite fun to look through!

Here is a few of his other street artwork!

So there was a good few pieces of art from OakOak! Check out his blog to find much much more!! OakOak

Hope you enjoyed!