Monday, April 18, 2011

wet ink

I found one of my old paint palettes in class today and it still had some nice designer's colours left in it from last time. So I had some fun in my new pocket sketchbook...


drawing number 1

drawing number 2!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

AIM logo

Something else I did this weekend - design a logo for myself. Something I've been meaning to do for a long long time. It happened very "naturally" (can you use that in a sentence about logo design?) - it still needs work, but so far I'm happy, which is a good thing since I've been pretty unhappy about a lot of my work lately...

Simple, hand-rendered and in black ink - my favourite elements of graphic design - which is why I think it works pretty well as a little logo for myself. Getting somewhere, Sawyer!

late night book making

These are some drawing/note books that I made recently - well, technically I only made the first one and covered the second one, but anyway, I had fun and am planning on doing this more often and then selling some too... watch this space!

the one I made - a pocket sketch/notebook for myself, with swan illustration in red and black ink

inside pages - nicely stitched, hence my crooked fingers!

the one I covered - using fabric and a picture of an old monument man - this is actually the "finances log book" for our Sappi group, so I thought it would be funny to combine pretty old-fashioned granny floral fabric with a very financial looking statue man...

inside - not as nice as the first one!

Broken Lens Club

I dropped my camera on its lens about 2 weeks ago, the only problem is that I only realised that something was wrong when I needed to use it last week and the lens was completely jammed - no zoom, no focus, no nothing! But that didn't stop me and some friends from messing around with it until insurance paid out, (which they did, really quickly) - I got my new lens on Friday, but these photos really made me laugh - they were all taken around tech, except for the last one, which i took in my room/"studio"...

my early-morning face!

us in our new "office" - will explain more about this later...

Renate, "our team leader lady"

Jared being organised

I think I had about 5 cups of tea tea that afternoon!

This one is the funniest, because I managed too get the old lens semi-working, took a shot of the new lens in its box, then it packed up again!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Toffie photography

Jurg Lehni's presentation

A selection of photos from the Toffie Pop Culture Conference and Festival, which took place at the Cape Town City Hall from the 24th to the 26th March 2011.  An amazing three days...

Slide from Javier Lourenco of Flamoboyant Paradise

Lunchtime day 2

mmmm noodles

walking back to City Hall

Art Deco building in town

creepy face dolls for sale at Church store

Conn Bertish's exhibition space

Paper Girl space

Boxing ring

beautiful little details in the stained glass windows

Michelle Son's inspiration table - differently decorated pairs of shoes

Black River FC's inspiration table

Sangoma & Photon Foundation inspiration table

Angie Batis & Shane Durrant's inspiration table

Dokter and Misses inspiration table

Marci Goose's inspiration table

cool and creepy at the same time!

Freddy Sam's inspiration table

statue in the stairwell

live mural painting by Boa Mistura - street artists from Spain

taking it all in

Richard de Jager's fashion show, entitled, "Wie gaan hierdie kak dra?"

I want lots of paintings just like this for my room!

Models from the fashion show

smoke and sunshine break

I finally bought some new sunglasses!

Daito Manabe - this was insane!

Jared and Dale, about to leave for the afterparty - the theme was sailors and secretaries