LEXICANUM

Adding a paper background and using grunge textures I feel i got quite a nice piece for my itunes artwork.

Elements for my app.

Finally deciding what my app would be (Lexicanum a lore compendium for warhammer 40000) I decided to make Elements for use in my app design based around the 40k lore.

I started with the imperial aquila making the vector in illustrator so it could be used at varying sizes.

Following that i went on to make the Inquisitorial seal again using illustrator.

Then finally Combining the two into a sort of stamp style image using Times Bold for the text. Again using illustrator.

Icon research.

looking through the app store at icons for different apps for inspiration I came across the following.

The Icon for the Energy Development app is rather eye catching but I’m in two minds as to how effective it is at illustrating what the app does giving off the feeling of a safety app rather than an energy conservation app.

The Wellnote app has a very nice icon I really like the simplicity of the single icon especially when combined with the notepad back drop. I think that I will try to implement some of the simplicity of this icon into my own designs. I also like how this icon is relevant to the app content unlike the Energy Development app.

NanoStudio has a very stylized icon I really like how the circular image looks on the icon I think I will investigate the use of circular images with my icon. The minimal approach makes the app feel more streamlined.

The whole pocket story collection has really nice icons I love the idea of mimicking a book and the ability to have a multitude of icons that are all very different but still look unified.

This was one of the app icons that I had a problem with the addition of the gloss the type becomes totally illegible if my icon uses type I think I will request that it does not have the gloss.

It’s a small world after all.

A few photographs made by myself, Dan Holmes and Josh Brown. Inspired by Slinkachu’s “Little People”.

After a slow start this was quite good fun I recommend any one reading this has a go.

Little pople

Every one likes to meet up for coffee.

Little People

Although the effects on the little people can be quite harsh.

Little people outdoors

The world is full of natural beauty.

Little problem

But danger lurks around every corner and accidents can happen. (This landslide for example)

 

Hope I haven’t bored you to death with my little adventure into the world of photography.

In the beginning there was Web

This is my blog space for web and interactive design. This is where I will be posting all the little bits of inspiration cool widgets and bits I find online along with any work I do for the web and interactive modules of my course.

On a lighter note watch this if you need a little lift.