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.


Monday, May 3, 2010

Typeface and Animation

This is the completed typeface, and the animation that goes along with it. The animation was done in flash.

The video looks best in full screen and looped.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


When I was in first grade, I invented a character called "G-fly." He was a creature that was half giraffe/half fly, and I, Alexander, was his best friend. Here's the original comic from 1994 or 1995:

Last year, he became a character in my script Clawboy. Here's a small figurine of him:

Also, I used him in a small Flash project. In my GD3 class, I used the original comic to create an interactive storybook.

Click Here to view the interactive story.

Most of the characters are still there, still drawn the way I did in first grade. The plot is simple: G-fly and his friend go out searching for treasure, but in the end realize that the real treasure is their friendship.

The Cologne Project - Estella

For my Flexible Studio class at MICA, I made a logo for a fictional Cologne or Perfume called Estrella. Here are a few unused ideas:

I eventually came up with and chose this one:

Since I was doing a cologne, I wanted the imagery to be very masculine, almost to a satirical level. The Bull seemed fitting.

I also constructed a matching bottle for the product:

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Clawboy in Color

Check out Kelly's color version of Clawboy:

(original post here)