Thursday, 27 January 2011

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Dog animation research - ways dogs have been animated in the past

A clever look into an interpretation of a dog walking.

Dog animation research - ways dogs have been animated in the past

This is a really clever Flash animation of bounding movements of a dog. This is an inspirational one for the way I want mine to move... however in a simpler way I think.

Dog animation research - ways dogs have been animated in the past

This is a really simple way that someone has animated a dog. Looks like it has been done on paint. But I think it is adorable...

Dog animation research - ways dogs have been animated in the past

Dog and the Butcher - Aniboom Animation

This is really interesting looking at the different expressions the dog makes and the way it moves.

Research into top 10 dog breeds in Britain

Following the last crit, Fred brought up research... So I decided to really look into how each breed moves and acts.

Labrador Retriever

Cocker Spaniel

Springer Spaniel

German Shepherd

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Golden Retriever

Border Terrier


West Highland Terrier

Research into dog breeds

The top 10 dogs in Britain - 2005

1 Labrador Retriever 45,233
2 English Cocker Spaniel 22,508
3 English Springer Spaniel 14,899
4 German Shepherd Dog 11,903
5 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 11,226
6 Staffordshire Bull Terrier 10,744
7 Golden Retriever 9,159
8 Border Terrier 9,145
9 Boxer 7,353
10 West Highland White Terrier 7,330
(Club registration figures for 2008
UK Kennel Club)

The top 10 Dogs in the USA - 2006

1 Labrador Retriever 123,760
2 Yorkshire Terrier 48,346
3 German Shepherd Dog 43,575
4 Golden Retriever 42,962
5 Beagle 39,484
6 Dachshund 36,033
7 Boxer 35,388
8 Poodle 29,939
9 Shih Tzu 27,282
10 Miniature Schnauzer 22,920

The top 10 Dogs in Canada - 2007

Labrador Retriever 8,881
Golden Retriever 5,647
3 German Shepherd Dog 5,062
4 Poodle 2,839
5 Shetland Sheepdog 2,477
6 Yorkshire Terrier 2,441
7 Miniature Schnauzer 1,679
8 Boxer 1,677
9 Shih Tzu 1,431
10 Bernese Mountain Dog 1,303

The top 10 dogs in Australia - 2007

1 Labrador Retriever 4,491
2 German Shepherd Dog 4,194
3 Staffordshire Bull Terrier 3,996
4 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 2,987
5 Golden Retriever 2,873
6 Border Collie 1,978
7 Pug 1,571
8 English Cocker Spaniel 1,473
9 Dalmatian 1,452
10 Rottweiler 1,317

The top 10 dogs in Italy - 2009

1 English Setter
2 German Shepherd
3 Segugio Maremmano
4 Labrador Retriever
5 Epagneul Breton
6 Segugio Italiano
7 Golden Retriever
8 Boxer
9 Jack Russell Terrier
10 German Shorthaired Pointer

More type as image...

Type as image... more examples

Type as image... examples

Type as image... Rob Ryan

This is work done by one of my favourite artists/designers. I think it is brilliant, it always makes me smile. It is also a brilliant example of using type as image.

Image - Doctor Doctor imagery...

These are the images I based my (rough) drawing of bacteria on for my resolution.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Brain imagery - This article will change your life

For this article I decided to focus on the fact that the human brain cannot comprehend and differentiate between large numbers (millions, billions, trillions etc...)
1billion seconds lasts for about 12 days. 
1 trillion seconds lasts for about 35,000 years. 
That certainly baffled me.

So... I have decided to use brain imagery, maybe hand rendered and then brought into illustrator using clever hand rendered type in the image of question marks and different numbers. 

Images I could use for the brain...

Relationship Maths - small facebook article

For this article I wanted to use different mathematical symbols along with love and facebook symbols that are widely recognised. 
Facebook is such a popular site (500 million users) that most people would be able to tell exactly what they insinuate. 

Such as the Facebook logo...
The new friend request symbol.

The new notification symbol

There is a clear indication as to how many friends you have on the site... which goes well with the article.

When newly in a relationship with someone... this comes up.

Along with some of these kind of symbols to make the equation...