Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Thesis Update

Here's an update on my thesis; a few screenshots of what I've been coding in Flash, as well as the one of the posters I've been working on.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Portfolio Site & Senior Thesis

Two things:

1) I have a new URL for my updated portfolio site. It's slov.es.

2) I've been working on my Thesis storyboards for the past few weeks like crazy. Here's a screenshot to give a small preview of my infographics and space part of the project.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

New Website

I'm designing a cool new portfolio website, and I think you should check it out.

Alexander Sloves Design

Monday, June 21, 2010

Vector Portraits

Here are 2 portraits I did in Illustrator. Me & Kelly.

I didn't use any reference photos.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Kelly's Illustrations: Wendel & Nigel

Two awesome illustrations of character's from Clawboy by Kelly.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Kelly's G-FLy Illustration

Kelly drew G-fly as part of our graphic novel Clawboy. It looks great!

Click here for her original post.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Analog Twitter - Type/Life

Twitter has become part of mainstream communications. Everyone from CNN to Shaq uses Twitter to tell the world the latest news. Words like "tweet" have adopted new meanings to conform to this new way of communication, as people try and express their views in 140 characters or less. My project aimed to bring Twitter language, which is stuck in the world of the internet, to the real world. I wanted people to see my analog version of Twitter, and, in passing, write a thought that they might use twitter to record. These are thoughts that would rarely be written down on paper, especially if they used Twitter symbols, such as the "@" to respond to people or the "#" to write about a certain topic.

I began my research by creating a fake twitter account. This account was used to see how different users use twitter to fit their needs, such as political groups, friends, and businesses. Each demographic had a different style of writing. After figuring out who writes what, and what Twitter is primarily used for, I started my project. The Analog Twitter interface is 20 x 12 inches. It was made in illustrator, and mounted on cardboard. Behind it is a roll of paper. People would write thoughts in the text area, and then pull down the paper to create a new "tweet." I found that most of the tweets were inane and stupid quick thoughts that had little or no meaning, much like the real Twitter.

This installation hung in a MICA classroom, and later in a hallway.