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Identity and Logo design for a crowd funding model for hosting essential internet services using cloud computing. It is a fairly complicated service with two audiences, donors and developers. I came up with Dānabox; Dāna is a concept of generosity I have come across at meditation and yoga classes where you pay what you are able for what you think it is worth which I think neatly reflects social funding culture. It is also fitting with the ethos of the developers and their commitment to opensource software. Box as common short hand for web hosting.
After sketching the lotus-box graphic I decided I wanted to use analogue textures to build it so I carved the basic shapes in stone and printed/scanned them, they didn’t compile all that well so I carved an alternate line art version which looks awesome on paper (and is a nice artefact itself) but again it didn’t translate to screen. Eventually I used a grainy, digitally painted texture to build the icon which the developer and I both liked.
A past uni project where I cleared out a disused urban space and planted a small garden. This is a few sketched pages from a booklet detailing the adventure for my tutors. It was my first go at illustrating in sequence and it was fun.
Having failed at moss wall painting I designed and made some hanging plant orbs. Take one pot plant, remove the pot and weave a net of garden twine to hold in the soil. Join 3 long cords with which to hang your orb. Then simply encase in moss using very fine green cotton to hold it in place until it grows solid, soak with yoghurt diluted in water to help the moss flourish.
I took a class in Barcelona where we visited the Institute of theatre and used the training and rehearsals as a life drawing exercise. This is without a doubt the hardest class I have ever taken, breaking the habits of careful rendering and experimenting so far from what I know. The results were mostly disastrous but the learning curve was steep and so it was easily my favourite as well as my worst.
Life drawing in Barcelona
I love walnuts.