Zoë More O’Ferrall is a London based illustrator. She has worked within different industries including advertising, fashion, editorial, food, music and packaging. The style of her work is very playful and I like how she incorporates colour into her work. I also took inspiration from the architecture pieces in her work
I really like Si Scotts style and it ties in really well with the Zentangle idea. I also like that he incorporates animals into some of his designs, so i will look in detail at some of them so i have an idea of how to shape animals if i decide to do the national animals for the different countries.
This is really interesting and shows the type of movement i could make when
While looking at Zentangle i thought that it looked a bit similar to Kaleidoscopes, so i just looked up some images and information about it, i think while doing my pentangles i will keep the kaleidoscope images in mind.
The idea for the kaleidoscope came from Scottish scientist David Brewster in 1816. He was studying many aspects of physical sciences including polarization optics and the properties of light when he invented the kaleidoscope. He named his invention “kaleidoscope” from the Greek words:
kalos = beautiful
eidos = form
scopos = watcher
Therefore kaleidoscope means “beautiful form watcher”
Info found here
Kaleidoscope Pattern 008 – The Spell of Neptune
Turquoise and Cream Kaleidoscope Flowers Design: Beautiful, kaleidoscopic and decorative bright coastal beach nautical colors aquamarine, sandy beige and white boho bohemian style flowery abstract mandala design.
I really like the pattern and colours of this image above
Suzanne Drummen Kaleidoscope art
Andy Gilmore – Kaleidoscopic Art
A master of color and geometric composition, Andy Gilmore’s work is often characterized as kaleidoscopic and hypnotic, though it could just as well be described as visually acoustic, his often complex arrangements referencing the scales and melodies in music.
While researching i couldn’t figure out how the pattern worked and why triangle kept being repeated, but after looking up DIY Kaleidoscopes i figured out that it was a triangular tube which repeats the motif
This could be really interesting if i could take photos of my Zentangle through a triangular tube to see how it would look.
Info found here
500 paper puppies were created which were then randomly placed at Tube stations, coffee shops and shopping centres across the capital. It was to highlight research the company claims shows that, on average, people overpay on their life insurance premium by £109 a year and they wanted to give a little back.
Its not related but i like that it was photographed around the main attractions in London. The Stunt will be repeated in other cities again.
Thought this was an interesting idea, could add this to the pew chart. Found here, There is a lot of other countries as well.
Below is a list of National flowers from each country, i feel that this may be a better shape to put the Zentangles into rather than the animals but i will need to practice and see how it goes.
Hungary and Turkey – Tulip
France – Lily
Ireland – Shamrock
Spain – Dianthus caryophyllus, carnation
Germany – Centaurea cyanus, commonly known as cornflower
UK – Tudor rose (union rose)
Poland – Red poppy
Denmark – Red clover Trifolium pratense
Lithuania – Rue
Italy – Cyclamen
Info found here
National animals are cultural symbols of the country they represent. Nearly every country has it’s own national animal that represents the ideals of its population. Sometimes this leads to very interesting situations, for example, the national animal of Scotland is actually a fictitious creature – The unicorn
Austria -Barn Swallow
Ireland – Red Deer
UK – Barbary Lion
France – Gallic Rooster – Unofficial
Germany – Eagle
Spain – Bull
Italy – Italian wolf
Denmark – Mute swan
Hungary – Turul – Mythological creature
When thinking about the lettering i need to decide if i will use the full name or shortened names so i looked up the real codes for each of the countries
The 2-letter codes shown below are supplied by the ISO (International Organization for Standardization). It bases its list of country names and abbreviations on the list of names published by the United Nations. The UN also uses 3-letter codes, and numerical codes to identify nations, and those are shown below.
Austria – AT AUT 040
Ireland – IE IRL 372
UK – GB GBR 826
France – FR FRA 250
Germany – DE DEU 276
Spain – ES ESP 724
Italy – IT ITA 380
Denmark – DK DNK 208
Hungary – HU HUN 348
Poland – PL POL 616
Lithuania – LT LTU 440
Talked about Zentangle, looks like a good progression and can incorporate lots of aspects.
The illustration has meaning hidden within it – Could you incorporate the national animal or plant? – create the zentangle within that shape.
Patterns from the country can be incorporated into it
Monuments and architecture can be added in now without looking childish or simple
For the colours look at flags – stick to that
Vectorise after drawing and then add colour in photoshop and make it moving piece
Could you shorten the name? Like on number plates? IRL instead or Ireland. Could help with differences between languages.
Where should the type be? along the bottom, at the side?
What type should be used? – The same for all, takes pressure off and gives consistency. Different could be tricky because it could go too far – paddy whackery for Ireland etc
Static image into movement – look up tutorials.
Talk to Tori about how to create the type of image i will need for moving image so i can get ahead and know what i am doing.
Look at kaleidoscopes and how they work and how the patterns work.
For some reason it came into my head to look up and see if there was any weather apps that possibly have nice graphics and analyse a few different countries climates. I was just curious to see how they would lay out the different countries or what info they would put into it. On my searches I came across Swackett, which is the app that helps you dress for the weather. I think its really nice how they have a person and you can see the cloths changing for the different countries. although this isn’t really helpful for my project
I had a look at there website and you can type in a city and see what comes up: