During our visit to the Design Museum it was the exhibition of the designs of the year 2012, which featured some more than well know designs of the past year, including Noma Bars Die Cutting Dog Head which I have previously posted about.
The design museum visit was one of the better museums that I have been to as I felt it appealed directly to the graphic and illustrative side of my creative interests. Also the fact that I got see some of the work that I have wanted to see added a little bit to it.
Seeing the work of Noma Bar up close was something I hadn’t expected to get the chance to do. The way in which his illustrations are created by utilising the negative space creates in intrigue and interest in such a way that you keep looking, just to make sure you haven’t missed anything. Below is a video of Bar talking about the Die Cutting machine and also some insight into why and how he creates his work.
Another piece that really stood out for me was the slab of the Comedy Carpet. Created by Gordon Young and Why Not Associates, it is a piece of work that I have been eager to see from first hearing about its production last year. Being such a monumental piece of design for Blackpool and the North West, it seems only right that I got to see at least a little portion of it.
Whilst there I even got to sample the Face Substitution software and aside it being ever so slightly creepy, the software is amazing and well thought out.
All in all this visit to the Design Museum, alike the visit to the Tate, is something that I will be keeping fresh in my mind throughout. The work present definitely had an impact on me and I hope that it will push me when creating my own work.
(source: Design Museum)