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Jul 15, 2014 / 1 note

A CACHE

The brief was to design a cover for the Creative Writing BA Anthology. The title ‘A Cache means ‘a hidden treasure’ which needed to be reflected in the design using jewel like red and gold colours. 

The idea of ‘hidden’ was developed within my initial ideas, making the words ‘A Cache’ the hidden treasure, that the reader has to actively search for to find the title of the book. Hiding it using methods such as burying within complex patterns or behind translucent layers of paper. I also played with sliding tabs and wartime blacking-out methods on lines of text - leaving only the title showing. 

I chose to make three of these ideas into a series for the anthology, incase they chose to make a sequel or offer a choice of cover for the buyer. Each version would be in a similar style with regards to use of colour, font and layout so that they make a set. The font is a classic serif and sans serif as I feel this suits a creative writing book, and keeps the cover simple and uncluttered. The colours match the brief of being ‘jewel-like’ in reds, golds and blacks. 

Jul 15, 2014 / 3 notes

NIGHTFALL

Series of posters made for the bath spa exhibition ‘After Hours’, which commercialise nightfall into a branded event, with the capital cities around the world mapped out with the time of their nightfall on the night of the exhibition.

Jun 19, 2014 / 1 note

My magazine Dozen has been chosen to exhibit at the D&AD New Blood exhibition in London at Old Spitalfields market 1-3rd July.

Visit www.dandad.org/en/new-blood-exhibition for more information and to register for entry

Jun 19, 2014 / 1 note

Spent the past week as an Intern in London, working with Designer Paula Bernal at Willmott Dixon interiors to rebrand the company.

Work included using InDesign and Photoshop to apply the new branding guidelines to existing documents such as Project sheets, Staff CVs and Checklist Documents.

Disposable photography by Lissy Mae
Jun 2, 2014 / 1 note

Disposable photography by Lissy Mae

Jun 2, 2014

Dozen Magazine

Digital version of some pages from my publication, Dozen Magazine.

For my final project I created a lifestyle magazine based around the value of a Dozen. Each article uses elements of ‘12’ - asking 12 questions to travellers, a recipe to serve half a dozen, or a dozen pounds to spend in the best local coffee shops. Image based, Dozen is simply designed with plenty of white space to enhance the photography and illustration. 

The magazine focusses on topics covering travel within the UK and abroad, home, creative talent, trade and local businesses.

Twitter @DozenJournal

Instagram dozenjournal

Blog http://www.dozenjournal.tumblr.com

Pinterest http://pinterest.com/dozenjournal

May 21, 2014 / 4 notes

Half a Dozen

As a sub-brand to Dozen magazine, I created a range of stationary for one of my final major projects. The stationary was to be utilitarian but with a craft/handmade feel. I designed a set of geometric patterns in complementary colours and applied these to a range of products, such as envelopes, pencils, postcards, matchboxes, and cards. The patterns were printed onto manilla brown paper to add to the required feel of the products, and this paper was also used to create the packaging. 

The identity is a very simple adaption of the Dozen logo, and as it is a sub-brand I halved the shape and kept the same font as Dozen. It is displayed  as appearing to go off the edge of the packaging to suggest it continues and is a part of something bigger. 

I also created a catalogue to help display the full range in a simple folded A2 sheet with a brown card cover. 

May 10, 2014 / 3 notes

Anonymous Relationships Project

I altered photos of couples so the nature of their relationship and their identities became lost. The project was based upon the first page of a book where the identities of the characters were hidden, and their names changed to A and B. All the reader was told about was that they were in some sort of relationship. 

My visuals were bound into a book with a simple cover that gives little of the contents away, to further the Anonymous feel of the project. To give a small hint of the relationships within it, I added small one liners of trivial information about the people in the images and had these overlaying the pages on transparent paper.

The book itself is wrapped in a giant image of an anonymous face, with the title AB covering his eyes. 

Lissy Smith, Bath Spa University 

Photo stitching by Lissy Mae
Mar 25, 2014 / 3 notes

Photo stitching by Lissy Mae

Mar 4, 2014 / 2 notes

Disposable Camera Photographs by Lissy Mae

Feb 18, 2014 / 2 notes

Cliff Face by Lissy Mae

Feb 18, 2014 / 1 note

Woodland by Lissy Mae