After visiting Show Fourteen recently it got me thinking about my own degree show in two years. After the show I decided to set myself an interesting side project of designing the logo for Show Sixteen. I’ll be trying to do side projects like this as much as possible just to keep my mind working until the second year starts.
It was a fairly quick process once I started sketching, I really liked the 1 extending out of the top of the 6 which I hope still easily reads as 16. I also tried to make the 1 stand out with the darker colour so that a viewer sees the 1 straight away and it takes them a second to see the 6 so that it still reads as 16.
For a bit of practice sketching I decided to take some inspiration from Justin Mezzells amazing The Essentials of Halo: Combat Evolved. I’ve been playing through The Last of Us a lot recently as it’s a truly great game so I thought it’d be interesting to adapt Justins idea to this game.
This was a lot of fun to do and is a style I’ve actually tried before in a university interview. They asked us to sketch out our morning, so I decided to collect imagery from my morning into a perfect square, I got offered a place so they must have liked it.
I’m Lewis Jones, a design student in the UK. I’ve just finished my second year at college studying A Level Graphic Design where I came out with an A over the two years and along with my other grades have secured a place at the University of Lincoln to study graphic design. My main areas of interest are branding and typography however I like to try my hand at a number of styles to keep things interesting.
I’ll be using this blog to keep track of my work and projects along with any general thoughts I have about design or anything really. With a couple of months between finishing college and starting university I’m hoping to keep myself creatively active and will keep track of it through this blog.