So Today I decided to try out a design assignment called “Letters in your Surroundings” the point of this assignment was to create my name out of objects in my environment by using creative commons images or my own.
for this assignment I decided to go out a few times and take pictures of things that looked letter-ish, this assignment can actually be quite challenging if you choose to do this, since some letters are harder to find in things (specially the letters R and N) it actually took me about three days until I could find everything to put my name together.
so here are the photos I took during the past few days.
Then I took all these pictures and put them in Paint tool SAI and I ended up with this~
At first I thought this would be an easy assignment but it turned out to be pretty challenging since I had to keep an eye out everywhere I went hoping I could find letters in objects.
I meant to put this one up last night as well but I forgot.
I also did the ds106 assignment called Celeb Mashup! the point of this assignment is to take a picture of yourself and a picture of a celebrity and put yourself in with them some how.
I decided to use an image taken from Lady Gaga’s music video Paparazzi . Since the picture of myself I used was already in Monochrome I had to put everything in paint tool SAI in order to mess around with the colors, brightness and contrast. I noticed the other person who previously did the assignment decided to add a quote, so I added a quote by Lady Gaga as well.
After putting everything together, I ended up with this~
In the end I thought it was quite a fun assignment to try out~
Assignment: “Postcards From Magical Places” For this assignment, I had to design the front and the back of a post card that might be sent from a fictional place.
I was watching this series called Madoka Magica, and this one scene always really impressed me, I fell in love with the design of the witch world from this one episode thus I decided to make a postcard for that world.
In this series, the characters have to go into the world of witches, in this case the world was focused on roses and was all in German . the witch world also has its own alphabet which are all runes, so I thought it would be a fun idea to have all the writing on the post card be in runes.
I managed to get all the letters for that alphabet from this fan wiki I also got the main front image from this website.
I looked online for the back of the postcard and I used this image
I put all the images and runes together using a program called Paint tool SAI, which is just a type of photoshop thing.
and here is what is written on the postcard:
(front) Vertrag (which means “contract” in German)
(back) Die blühenden Rosen sollen der Königin sofort geschenkt sein, Und die schlechten Blumen
steigen auf die Guillotine. ( The blooming roses shall be presented to the queen immediately, and the bad flowers go to the guillotine.)
this was all text that was written in the background of some scenes of that episode.
This assignment took some time, but it was lots of fun 🙂
Assignment: ‘Pop Culture .GIF‘ has to do with making a .gif image file relating to popular culture (ie: music video, movie, tv show, celebrity, etc). For mine I decided to make an animated GIF using a clip from Kyari Pamyupamyu’s music video
つけまつける <- click here to see the music video~
Using GIMP and the help of my dear friend Paul, I was able to take screen caps (14 in total) from the music video, then I had to layer them and saved them all as a .gif file at 98 milliseconds
I’m a big fan of Kyari Pamyupamyu, even though she only really has like… two songs. I like the style of her music videos since they are completely random and weird. She has been gaining lot’s of popularity in Japan recently.