8 Feb 2010

Language Matters

Having submitted a slew of feeble outcomes earlier in this first year of my degree, I wasn't going to be publishing any of it. However, in completion of our latest assignment, I've decided to share.

Language Matters was a one-month project, aimed at promoting a dying or deceased language, in an attempt to stir up some cultural debate. I thought it would be interesting (and controversial) to look at Newspeak, of George Orwell's profound novel, Nineteen Eighty Four.

Newspeak is based on the concept that thought is dependent on words and therefore by reducing the amount of words in the dictionary, slowly over time, you would in effect eradicate contemplative thought altogether, thus rendering everyone subordinate. (I.e., without being able to 'think' a reason to be angry or unhappy, everyone would be united in blissful ignorance).

So, I created a campaign entitled The Newspeak Initiative, complete with logo, posters, censorship tape (used by guerilla campaigners, helping to delete words from our vocabulary), stickers and a series of photographs demonstrating their use.


10 Apr 2009


Been pretty slack on the blog lately as i've not had any time to do any work apart from my final major project at Uni. Its coming along well though so I'm looking forward to putting it up when its all finished

I put this together over the last couple of days.. hope you like

20 Mar 2009

Bad Hare Day

I shot this

13 Mar 2009

Pen is mighty indeed...

I've been spending quite a bit of time in the ol illustrator these days, tinkering away... have a look at my efforts. I'm going to screen print these


21 Feb 2009

16 Feb 2009

We were asked to create our own typeface, based around an object. Having finished a mullers corner (with the little chocolate chunks.. delish) I made even better use of the spoon I was left with.

I call it the Amy Wineface, for her experience with bending spoons is probably greater than most.


Inspired by monstrous tooth ache, I decided to focus my data project on pain killer dosages and strengths etc. To indicate pain, I recorded myself screaming at three different levels and used the sound wave.

Have a look