Skate Deck

2/Jun/12

This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.

I went out and brought a cheap deck and spray painted it white the rest is all hand drawn with a sharpie. More to come I hope.

Let me know what you think.

 

Pattern of Life

2/Jun/12

A collaborative piece with Documentary Photographer, Joe Jinks.

We created twenty-eight photographs that demonstrated the recurring patterns within human life, animals and nature.

Each page has a hole cut into it which allows the reader to see the next photograph and gives them the opportunity to see the relationship between humans, animals and nature.

Also in the book is a unique essay by Joe inspired by people like Carl Sagan and Terence McKenna.

The two original books each come with a protective slipcase.

This was my most enjoyable assignment so far, hopefully going to make some more so let us know if you want one, either on here or e-mail me on: christiepowers@hotmail.co.uk


This is today’s doodle. It began as a bunch of dots, then I turned them into shapes and patterns and incorporated some typography. I made this with my 0.4mm pen on A4 paper, got it onto illustrator and vectorised it. I’m really happy with this and believe it should be seen bigger so I included some close up screen shots. I see this piece as a celebration of shape. I hope you enjoy it.

 

Both going to be featured on my greetings cards too!

Finally some more of my own work, let me know what you think.

Soon they’ll be printed on t-shirts if anyone’s interested send me an e-mail.

© Christie Powers

Antoni Gaudi

27/Oct/11

Antoni Gaudi, a famous Spanish architect who worked on Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and Casa Mila. Before I visited Barcelona I had only seen Gaudi’s work in books and on the internet, mind-blowing as the structures were it is nothing like seeing them in real life.

Here are some of my photos from Park Guell.

Color in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.

– Antoni Gaudi

Hansje van Halem

26/Oct/11

One of my favourite Graphic Designers at the moment is Hansje van Halem from Amsterdam. She uses my 3 favourite things all at once: geometry, illustration and typography combined. She has created many books with a distinct design which is recognisable as hers. This is one of my favourite pieces of hers Wire Type.

Tinhead

25/Oct/11

Renowned for the work he does for Foals, Tinhead is an illustrator based in Oxford. His illustrative theme is often patterns and words and occasionally collage and photography combined. He does freehand typography which I enjoy doing as well, what I like the most about Tinhead is that if he uses editing programs (such as Photoshop) to layer or vectorise his pieces his style is still recognisable as freehand. Due to the change in technology and what we have access to on programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign I believe design has more accepted if it’s sharp and clean however this isn’t what I like to do. I enjoy gritty scans of sketchbooks and occasional layering with photos as well, this is what I have been working towards during college and university, perfecting my own type and exploring others and finding my own style which will be recognisable to outsiders as my own and I think Tinhead is a perfect example of this.

Andy Gilmore

25/Oct/11

One of my current obsessions  is sacred geometry therefore i really enjoy Andy Gilmore’s digital artwork. He uses shape and colour to create amazing designs, the patterns that  he creates also reflect an aspect of psychedelia, which also catches my eye. His designs has been described as kaleidoscopic and hypnotic. He has been featured in The New York Times, Wired magazine, Wallpaper* and Warp Records. I think his work combines traditional and modern design, his designs can vary from sharp geometric shapes to almost a photocopied aura.

Wes Wilson

24/Oct/11

Amazing psychedelic poster artist of 60’s musicians. His eye-catching designs are still seen everywhere now, promoting the peace movement and the psychedelic era, he worked for 60’s musicians such as, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Van Morrison. To me, the bright colours and his use of typography is the most prominent feature of his posters.