My Conference Room

The next stage of my project after practising a style of art, for example Pop Art we had to create a conference room in the style of this art.
The first stage of me creating my conference room was to create a rectangle using the rectangle tool and I used to skew tool to make it fix the angle I wanted it to,
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I duplicated the layer and then I pressed image and switched it around to make it work with the other side. I then added a new layer and edited it to soft light, I chose the colour blue and to make this look 3D I double clicked the layer and changed the gradient to go from dark to light to make it look 3D. I did the exact same thing for the ceiling but I skewed it smaller to match the top of the walls and I coloured this in grey and used the gradient tool again. I got an image from Google images, I typed in swirly carpets for the floor and skewed this to fit the bottom and I made it at an angel so it looks 3D.
After this I added my pop art design to the left hand side wall and covered the hall with it. I skewed this also to match the wall. On the other wall I got an image from Google of a window, I used the perspective tool to make this the same angel of how I want my room to look.
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I then designed another pop art figure, I got an image of a girl on the internet and used the pen tool to go over her in pop art style by using bright colours, I put this at the wall that is facing the audience to brighten up the whole room. On top of this I went on to Google again and got a sign saying conference room, I copied and pasted this in to my room and I used the rectangle tool and coloured it in blue and I placed the layer behind the sign. This gives the audience a clear view of what the room is.
I used the rectangle tool to create a white rectangle and I skewed this to make it with the angle of the walls, I feel this worked well, I also made a little black rectangle to be the legs, I duplicated this layer 3 more times and added it in the appropriate places. I then added a new layer and used the pen tool to make the writing on the white board. I then went to Google Images and got a chair and copied and pasted it, I used the magic wand tool to get rid of the white background and placed it, I duplicated the layer and placed it four on each side and I added a black chair at the end of the table. I used the rectangle tool again and made a brown rectangle, I used the perceptive and Skew tool and made it the same angle as the room. I made two smaller rectangles and coloured them in the same colour and thinner to resemble table legs.
I am happy on how my conference room turned out and I feel I am most proud of this piece of work because I learnt some new skills that can come in handy for other pieces of work.
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Practising Pop Art 2

I have decided to practise for pop art again to develop my skills from the first time, also I am using this work to use in my conference room.
This was really easy to create as I first got a guitar image from the internet, I saved it and dragged it in to Photoshop. first I went round the edges in a light shade of blue using the pen tool, I then went round it again but with a darker shade od blue to give the 3D look. I then used the pen tool again and filled the guitar in yellow.
After that I used the Ellipse tool to make the part where the strings come from, I filled this in black. I then created the strings by using the rectangle tool and colouring them black and placed them where the strings would go. I used the rectangle tool again but I made it a bit bigger, I coloured this in green and fitted it where it needs to go. I used the pen tool to write the S like letters with the dots as this gives it a cool pattern. I then made this in to a JPEG and inserted this into a new file.
I placed it in to the new file and duplicated the layers three more times and placed them in a formation of four, then I used the rectangle tool again to create big rectangles for the background, I coloured the first one as red, I then coloured the second one in green, the bottom left is blue and the bottom right is pink. I made sure the colours were bright and aluminous.
I am proud of the final piece.
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Collage of Artwork of History

Here I have made a collage on Photoshop of all different images from artwork of history, I have included a couple of each. I used pictures from pop art, Expressionism, surrealism..etc.

Making this was very easy, all I did was typed in the image I wanted and I copied and pasted it in to Photoshop and made it look like a collage by placing them randomly.
I chose images that I liked, I think some of them are unique and I love the style of some of them, my favourite would be pop art as it stands out and its bright, I also love the colours on some of them.

Here is the final product:

Practising Pop Art

To create this pop art look I did a few simple steps, it was easy to acheive.
First I went on to Google Images and got an image of on iphone 5 and then I saved it into my Btec Media folder, I then opened Photoshop and insterted my image.
The next step I did was I copied and pasted the iphone 4 times aroudn the page making sure they are in line with each other and the same size. I then used the rectangle tool to go around the first Iphone, I decided the left hand corner should be a bright yellow as yellow is used in popart.
I repeated this step but I wanted the right hand corner to be red as red is also used.
I chose the bottom left corner as a light blue and I chose the right corner light green. I think all the colours go well together because they are all bright, all these colours are usually used in pop art designs, I got inspiration from a photo with toad heads, but I changed the colours around.
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I used the rectangle tool again but I made them smaller to go around the outside of the Iphone and coloured this in black as the outside is black, I copied the layer and pasted it on to the other phones. I also went over the curved edges with the pen tool, using black to match with the outside, as the rectangles made the corners sharp so I softened them out using this tool.
After this I used the rectangle tool again and made it the same size as the screen and I coloured it in white. I then copied the layer and palced it on to all the screens of the Iphones.
I then used the Ellipse tool to create a little circle represetning the Iphone button at the bottom of the screen, I copied the layer and placed it in roughly the same space as the button would be, then I made an even smaller circle and placed this in the middle of the white circle and coloured it black, to make it look more like a button and I copied the layer again and placed it on the same spot.
I am proud of how this turned out as the quarters are equal and the Iphones look almost the same, they aren’t perfect but this was my first time testing this, in the future it will turn out even better with more practise.
This is my final result:
Practise for pop art photo

Contextual Studies-Art Movement

What is Art Movement?
Art is always evolving. Painters are also looking for fresh new styles of creating art. Art movements are the trends they go through. Sometimes a single artist will lead the way into uncharted territory other times like-minded painters explore a new style or design. An art movement is a tendency or style in art with a specific common philosophy or goal, followed by a group of artists during a restricted period of time, (usually a few months, years or decades).
Renaissance means ‘rebirth’ . It was an artistic movement that began in Italy in the 14th Century. They are usually of emotional drama. Biblical scenes were very popular. They used perspective to create the illusion of 3d space.
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Predominant style in western art during the late 18th century. Inspired by recent archaeological finds. The painters wanted to recapture ancient Rome and Greece. In English, the term “Neoclassicism” is used primarily of the visual arts; the similar movement in English literature, which began considerably earlier, is called Augustan literature, which had been dominant for several decades, and was beginning to decline, by the time Neoclassicism in the visual arts became fashionable.
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Emerged in France in 1848. Realist artists believed the only thing worth painting was the world in which they lived. They rebelled against traditional and religious Art. They painted their world including peasants, beggars, prostitutes and rag-pickers. They were dedicated to the truth.
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In the late 1860s a number of artists in Paris came together to break away from the academic way that they were taught to do art. They didn’t have a unified style. They used a mixture of dabs, flicking brush strokes and unmixed colour. They painted urban landscapes, scenes of leisure and countryside.
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Communicated intense feeling through their work. Vivid colours were used, often not mixed. Artists moved away from realistic paintings of the world around them and turned to their own personalities for inspiration. Expressionism was a modernist movement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century.
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Cameras had been invented, there no longer was any need for artists to paint the traditional scenes, family portraits or objects realistically. Instead painters explored different ways of looking at objects, sometimes from different angles at the same time. Cubism is an early-20th-century avant-garde art movement pioneered by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, joined by Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Robert Delaunay, Henri Le Fauconnier, Fernand Léger and Juan Gris that revolutionized European painting and sculpture, and inspired related movements in music, literature and architecture.
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1920 Artists wanted to paint the absurd, the impossible things and scenes from your dreams. Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings. Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur; however, many Surrealist artists and writers regard their work as an expression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works being an artifact.
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Pop art
Mid 1950s. Inspired by popular culture, things around them such as magazines, TV, comics and advertising. Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the mid-1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States. Pop art presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising, news, etc. In pop art, material is sometimes visually removed from its known context, isolated, and/or combined with unrelated material.
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Investigating Contextual References in Art and Design- Design Research

David Carson is an American graphic designer, art director and surfer. He is best known for his magazine Ray Gun, he was known for using much of the typographic and the layout. He was born on September 8th 195 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He attended San Diego State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.
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Neville Brody is an English graphic designer, typographer and art director. He is best known for his work on the magazine called ‘The Face’ and ‘Arena’. He was born on 23rd April 1957 in Southgate, London, England. He attended Minchenden Grammar school and studied A-Level Art, very much from a fine art viewpoint.
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Stefan Sagmeister is an New York graphic designer and lettering artist. He is best known for his. He has designed album covers for Lou Reed, OK Go, The Rolling Stones, David Byrne, Aerosmith and Pat Metheny. He was born on 6Th August 1962 is Bregenz, Austria. Sagmeister studied graphic design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
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Massimo Vignelli is an Italian graphic designer. He does a range of package designer through furniture and household design. He was the co-founder of Vignelli Associates, with his wife Lella. He was born on January 10th 1931. Vignelli studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano and later at the Università di Architettura in Venice.
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Michael Bierut is a graphic designer, design critic and educator. He was the vice president of graphic design at Vignelli Associates. He studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. Michael was born in 1957 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Herbert Bayer an Austrian and American graphic designer, painter, photographer, sculptor, art director, environmental and interior designer and architect. He is most known for the longest living member from Bauhaus. He was born on April 5th 1900. Leaving the workshop to study at the Darmstadt Artists’ Colony, he became interested in Walter Gropius’s Bauhaus manifesto.
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Beartrice Warde was a communicator on typography. She was born September 20th 1900. Beatrice was educated at Barnard College at Columbia University. At the age of eleven she had developed a love of calligraphy. Beatrice Warde spent time investigating the origins of the Garamond design of type, and published the results in The Fleuron under the pen.
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Paula Scher is an American graphic designer, painter and art educator in design. She is the first female principal at Pentagram, which she joined in 1991. She was born on the October 6th 1948. Paula Scher studied at the Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1970.
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Marian Bantjes is a Canadian designer, artist, illustrator, typographer and writer. She became well known as a talented graphic designer from 1994–2003, when she was a partner and senior designer at Digitopolis in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where she created identity and communication designs for a wide range of corporate, education and arts organizations. She was born in 1963.
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Jan Tschichold was a typographer, book designer, teacher and writer. Tschichold was the son of a provincial signwriter, and he was trained in calligraphy. He was born on the 2nd April 1902.
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