Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Natalie Kiryk ~ Fashion Illustration


Francious Berthoud is an internationally known Fashion Illustrator who's style is totally 'now'. Berthoud studied graphic design at a time when this would include typography, communication, illustration and photography. His real interest was to create attractive images, which then would be printed and sent out to the world. He enjoyed drawing the most and so illustrations became his natural way of creating images. He is also well known for using the unusual technique of wood-cutting for his illustrations and is world famous for his latently erotic images of women. He feels the female body is always offering endless possibilities of representation and by drawing it leaves a part for the imagination to be involved.

Swiss-born Berthoud began his career in Milan illustrating cartoons for the Alter-Alter and Linus comic strips before working for leading fashion magazines. Within a year, he was appointed art director of Vogue Sposa. He later became one of the principal contributors to Vanity magazine, designing nearly all of their covers as well as illustrating editorial features. He has also created animated cartoons for Italian television and held exhibitions in France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Japan. His woodcuts have a savage sensual quality. Their somber atmosphere is charged with eroticism. He illustrates for many major fashion designers like Mondi, Missoni, Moschino, Krizia, Lacroix, Romeo Gigli, Prada, Vivienne Westwood and many others.In the 90's, he started illustrating for the quarterly New York-based fashion publication Visionnaire.

Berthoud is happy to be a commercial artist as he prefers the immediate communication with a large public. However earlier this year in London his work was displayed as part of the Design Museum's 'Drawing Fashion' exhibition, a unique collection of the most remarkable fashion illustrations from the 20th and 21st Centuries.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Evolution of a Logo-Shell-Mitzi Curtis

Along with the change of a business comes the evolution of the company's logo. For example, the Shell petrol station to change in 1900.

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The logo was a mussel shell to start with and then in 1904 it changed to a scallop shell,

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giving a visual element to the brand name and corporate. Between the years 1904 and 1995 the shell become more and more graphic.

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In the year 1999 the title of the station disappeared and just the shell remains and still to this day stays the same. The red and yellow colours appeared with the construction of the shell's first service station in California. Not only did the red and yellow help shell stand out, but they're also the colours of Spain, where many early Californian settlers were born. Perhaps by displaying spanish colours it was hoped that an emotional bond would be created.

An alternative idea about the shell's colours was that Mr Graham, the scottish director, suggested using red and yellow as they form the basis of The Royal Standard of Scotland.

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In the days before fax machines and the internet, many logos included subtle details that would become blurred at small sizes. From the 1950's, the icons became more and more specified, improving recognition and memorability.

1. http://www.logodesignlove.com/shell-logo-design-evolution

2. http://www.instantshift.com/2009/01/29/20-corporate-brand-logo-evolution/

3. http://www.shell.com.sg/home/content/sgp/aboutshell/who_we_are/history/ history_logo/

4. http://worldsbestlogos.blogspot.com/2007/08/shell-pecten-logo-history.html

5. http://www.boredpanda.com/21-logo-evolutions-pepsi-cola-apple-nike-nokia/

spatial industries ; Thanya


[spey-shuhl]  Show IPA
 of or pertaining to space.
 existing or occurring in space having extension in space.


[in-duh-stree]  Show IPA
–noun, plural -tries for 1, 2, 7.
the aggregate of manufacturing or technically productiveenterprises in a particular field, often named after its principalproduct: the automobile industry; the steel industry.
any general business activity; commercial enterprise: theItalian tourist industry.
  • trade or manufacture in general: the rise of industry in Africa.


Semi-Permanent is a world leading design conference that to date has hosted 26 events in 9 cities, covering 5 countries, with 164 speakers and over 42,000 attendees. It covers all disciplines of design, including graphic design, film, fine art, illustration, web design, interaction design, photography, visual effects, animation, graffiti, motion graphics, stop motion, and architecture, and much more.

Semi-Permanent speaks directly to the individual. It is a forum that welcomes all people with a mind open to creative ideas and the wide world of design. Attendees include Creative Directors Design Directors, designers, artists, photographers, digital creative's company leaders, agency personnel, product and fashion designers and pretty much any one who operates as a creative. The discounted student prices ensure that the next generation of creative designers are also part of the conversation.
Semi-Permanent is held annually in Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Auckland, as well as satellite conferences in New York and London.

Moving into its ninth year in 2011, Semi-Permanent has become the leading event of its type internationally. Semi-Permanent is highly respected and supported by the cream of the world's design, art, and media communities. This is reflected in the large amounts of promotion and exposure drawn by the event.

2011 heralds the expansion of Semi Permanent into Asia Pacific with an initial launch in Hong Kong, one of the world's most stunning, exciting and vibrant cities.

Semi-Permanent was born from a desire to unite the world's design communities with a premium creative experience by the creatives for the creatives.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Favourite Brands-Mitzi Curtis


Even though there has been a lot of controversies about Facebook, but I find that it's great for the social side of it. I have friends and relatives near and far and it's great that I have a chance to, in a way, socialise with them.



I have a 1998 Daewoo Lanos. It's great because it is easy to look after, it doesn't take much to fill it up and it's fuel efficient. It's just an all round great sized car and it gets me from A to B. Great first car choice!



I own a MacBook Pro and it is easy to use for a student such as myself. Easy to run software, enhance images and a lot more creative works as well. It's nice to the touch and I get full satisfaction knowing that I am using this new technology to it's full potential.

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The Frankie magazine is light reading for me. This book is full of ideas for those who are interested photography, fashion, crafty things and just designing things. I also know that when I purchase a Frankie magazine that I won't be disappointed.


Ray Bans:

I find it's great that an accessory such as Ray Bans were fashionable in the late 1930's and are know making a comeback in society today. They're sleek, comfortable, shiny, their designs are one of a kind and are a very well known brand and they make people feel more sophisticated too.


1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daewoo_Lanos

2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook

3. http://www.frankie.com.au/about-us

4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacBook_Pro

5. http://www.facebook.com/RayBan?sk=info