The purpose of this part of the assignment was design the personal manifesto.
Key words from the brief:
- The exact form you choose for your manifesto is up to you
- Your guiding principle here is to choose a form that is appropriate for you and your manifesto content
I illustrated ten principles that summarise how I approach my work.
I wanted the design to reflect my personal voice and looked to my Zoom sketchbooks for inspiration.
I tried an experiment mixing sketchbook doodles with a grungy xerox text that didn’t work.
Instead I found a small scrawl that consisted of a blind contour drawing, (someone on a zoom call), with handwritten text in the style of Robert Crumb. I liked the combination.
I created black and white artwork using a cheap pen, scanned and coloured it in Photoshop using a risograph colour palette.
The final artwork was A3 sized at 300dpi and could have been reproduced as a four colour risograph print.
- The final image is a good representation of who I am as an illustrator.
- I enjoyed working to a very tight timeframe that made me just do something. This is in stark contrast to 1.1 Ten key moments where I spent too much time pondering the approach and creating the artwork.
List of illustrations
Figure 1 – Hadfield, Hugh (2022) Photocopy and mixed media collage In possession of: The author
Figure 1 – Hadfield, Hugh (2022) A scan from Zoom sketchbook 11 In possession of: The author
Figure 1 – Hadfield, Hugh (2022) Mockup of the manifesto as a risograph print In possession of: The author