Desert

Posted in Uncategorized on March 8, 2011 by gogoalexgo

I used photoshop to hide my bad photography.

 

For Great Justice!

Postcard

Posted in Uncategorized on February 25, 2011 by gogoalexgo

Oh what a sad day!

Posted in Uncategorized on October 6, 2010 by gogoalexgo

Voting was finished early on my t shirt at threadless probably due to consistant low scores. I died a little inside. Oh well time to move on!

Viva La Moustache!

Posted in Uncategorized on October 1, 2010 by gogoalexgo

Here is my submission to the Threadless Movember competition. Click. It’s my first ever submission so fingers crossed and maybe the impossible will happen and it will get printed. Help me out, give me high scores and ting, I will repay you with my eternal love and gratitude. The design has now been approved and is up for scoring.

The idea came from communist propaganda posters from the Soviet Union, North Korea and Cuba in part because all the famous Communists seem to have a very prominant ‘tash. Well, all except the oriental ones (neither Mao Tse-tung or Kim Jong Il chose to embrace this symbol of wisdom and dominance). These posters convey a strong sense of comradare , triumph and power, sentiments which are reflected in the moustaches of men everywhere.

It could be said that this is a hollow and souless parody of an iconic and meaningful part of graphic history. Well whatever. It is what it is, now stop complaining.

Previously I made a box man thing out of card and elastic bands and this served as the base for the characters in the poster. Here he is! The edges are a little rough on this one but I plan to make another out of thicker card and maybe fix a light switch in the back that turns on LEDs to make a face, kinda like Tengu.

Flag of Angola

Posted in Uncategorized on August 29, 2010 by gogoalexgo

So this summer I was in Kenya, but that is a story for another day that I almost certainly won’t get round to updating about. This is only in part due to my laziness, and also partly because I don’t have much to talk about relating to design. Anyway I came across this flag (from Angola) and it looks like something from command and conquer or something! The hand of Nod anyone? maybe not . . . but anyway I don’t think they are even Communist (from my extensive wikipedia research) so I wonder why they chose to have the yellow and red colours and the hammer and sickle thing going on. Who knows.t

China misc.

Posted in China ting on May 30, 2010 by gogoalexgo

The first one, like love only not as intense. On a mug. The rest are a bunch of shirts, jumpers bags etc. produced with less than perfect English – I literally laughed out loud when I saw some of theese in the markets.

China – Signs!

Posted in China ting on May 27, 2010 by gogoalexgo

After much delay here is my post about my trip to Beijing. Since this blog is supposed to be a quasi-academic blog I will try and keep the focus on art/design based elements of my trip rather than what we did on a day by day basis.

First up are a some photos dealing with signage. Try not to get too excited about signs I know it is a pretty emotional subject for a lot of people but I would hate for anyone to pass out from the sheer anticipation and hurt themselves.
Here is a sign directed at anyone who might be thinking of burning down the park. Just don’t do it guys. No Burning ’round these parts.

Public toilet sign – pretty standard affair. Icons denoting male and female toilets are the same as here, WOW.

Don’t use cellphones when driving or your neck will break and  guys will throw darts at you. Not a joke thats how man roll in China.

And finally, this sign that is on escalators. It says ‘mind your head’ or something to that effect. Dunno what the picture is supposed to be . . . it made me laughclaaaart.

From a karaoke bar. Somehow I don’t want to take this policeman seriously. However he will have you excecuted if he finds you doing any of these things (probably not true).