S. Park (aka sparky) toiling away at everything and nothing for a bleak final outcome for Unit 14 of BA Graphic Design at CSM

Exploring the visual culture of WWII, in comparison to the visual culture of modern warfare.
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Month: May 2010

Name

Progress

Got a name for the infographic poster!

Full Medal Jacket

gettit, gettit?

for those dummies who don’t…

Problem

Progress

Cut off, continued…whichever, both looks crap.

CRaaap.

Second Go

Progress

Second go at gridding the space. Now must count up the number of spaces available for ‘medals’ and go on with adding numbers in…

Edit: 548 is maximum squares for ribbons

House of Holland

Inspiration,, Progress

Source (Henry Holland on the ASOS Catwalk)

Henry Holland, nice shirt.

Everything and anything somehow relevant to medals will end up here I fear.

First go

Progress

Source

First go to see how the gridding & mapping for the infographics will work. Unsure about the jagged edges – does it affect legibility much? It doesn’t seem so clear what the pieces are as well – might need annotations or whatever. Template borrowed from this!

Vectorifizyed

Progress

Sucessfully vectorized ribbons

Take me to the Reebon shop

Out & About,, Progress

Photos of the VV Rouleaux Ribbon shop

Looked into buying real medal ribbons from this store but seeing that I needed around 30m, the costs came up to about £300, so I had a think again, obviously. Came to a conclusion that my ‘medals’ don’t need to be authentic medal ribbons, since the point now is not to highlight what the medals visually stand for, but to use the system and attitude to represent a new school of thought.

Quite a pity that the ribbons aren’t all the same width, and I’ve had to choose cheaper (i.e solid colour) options for larger categories.

Pin-up

Progress

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To-Do List
  • Do mock-up of Jacket and figure out max ribbon panel count
  • Figure out number of categories & order ribbons!
  • Obtain statistics for the categories
  • Visit Imperial War Museum
  • Visit National Army Museum
  • Visit the 'Decode' Exhibition at V&A
  • Explore visual culture of War - information graphics?