Tuesday, 11 March 2008

New Findings

This week I have been looking into logos and what makes a good logo via research. I have found out there are three major types of logo Text / typography design, this is where a logo is just made from a certain typeface, Design / image, this is where there is a design image which represents a company and finally the mixture of both design and typography, all designs of logos includes one of the above.

On the Typography logo most people use an unusual font to draw the attention of viewers. A great example of this is the TKMAX logo.

The image logo is a logo that is well known, the image / icon its self is usually something that represents the company name, however sometimes this is now the case. Apple is a great example of using an image to represent the company name. Nike however is different as they use a tick but the company is that well known that just from seeing a tick most people automatically assume Nike.

The combination of the two can come together to create an overall affect, the most common version of this is the Adidas logo this uses text along with stripes, This is a popular pattern which draws the eye of viewers.

Colour is very important to logos, I have researched this week and found out that most companies will use a bright colour on image or text as it will draw the eye of potential buyers and such.


Qubism is the artist of the music I have been listening to this week, he is part of Em:t record company, who’s logo looks like the following.

As you can see it is regular text with a Chinese symbol for a image, the Chinese symbol actually stats for shine as in “Emit shine”.

I found that the music I listened to was based on different places around the world and the affects that happen. This could range from things such as Dance and then go to city life and the crime that’s there.

Qubism really made me think about there music and the affects they had used, listening to the sounds you could almost imagine you was there and see what was going on. This gave more inspiration to listen to the music and found my self listening to it almost all day to get a better feel for the work I would be doing very soon.

Monday, 10 March 2008

Review of Qubism

Qubism is space age techno, which looks at different parts of the earth and different parts of time. The music is set as early back as the medieval age and as far forward as the space age. This allows different variations of Qubism’s music to come to life, you can almost imagine the picture as you listen to Qubism’s music it can make you think about the moods of music and what age it is based upon.

Not only good for the techno lovers, but they also have some great relaxing pieces as well meaning that it is perfect for most people. The most exiting thing about Qubism is that every song is a mini adventure in which you get lost in music and find your self in a different place and state of mind. This in turn allows you to fully relax and enjoy the music, but at the same time it will almost put you into a trance allowing you to almost see the music, this is done by using various sounds and affects to give the impression that the music is in a certain location with a variety of activities happing in that location.

A great way to spend those evenings after work, to unload the tension and be teleported to a different reality just by listening to the great sounds of Qubism, this is not all they are good for though they are also used as techno dance music with such tracks as angels in time, this is a great example of Qubims multi talent, as it a techno dance tune it is also a piece of relaxing therapeutic music, meaning that it appeals to a lot more people.

My overall review of Qubism is that they are extraordinary mainly because they take music to a whole new level which seems to chance your pace / place of origin with each track, this allows you to feel different feelings from all over the world, allowing you to experience an amazing sensation.

I would also recommend Qubism to the people who are working / planning to work in the film industry, as there are a lot of interesting sounds which could potentially be used for the creation of a film.

A lot of Qubisms music will keep you entertained for hours as each track is usually over 10 minutes so a person can get the full experience out of the music and really understand it.

Tuesday, 4 March 2008


This week I have learned more about my self and what I need to do in the future. I have learned more about the way I should conduct text formatting thanks to John, but I have also learned that I struggle with time planning.

To try and make my self better at time planning next week I am going to devote a full day to making sure I have my entire next assignment fully planned out before I even start it. I believe this will help me in the long run by keeping me focused and also allowing me to move at a comfortable rate.

Monday I made my final finishes to the website and my evaluation however I can’t help feeling somewhat disappointed in my self for not finished a week a head of schedule like I should be doing, this is another reason why I need to sort out my time planning.

I feel happy as I have done a lot better on this assignment. I have learned a lot from this assignment and how I can improve future work. One is to always research; researching colour in depth after feedback allowed me to create the site easier and allowed me to get a colour scheme which I was happy with. One more thing learned is time planning as mentioned above I need to improve drastically to allow me to reach my full potential when doing assignments.

In the future I will be following these rules:
Research the activity before doing it.
This will give me more confidence while doing the work, it should also improve my performance on tasks as I will know a lot more about the subject before starting.

Complete a full time plan for an assignment, before starting it.
This will allow me to organise my time correctly, which will allow me to finish assignments at the correct time which is 1 week before deadline.

Reread the assignment criteria.
This will help me understand the assignment more as well as make me aware of any potential problems before they pop up.

More sketchbook work.
Although I have done a lot more work this time around I have failed to get all the work stuck into the sketchbook which means it is useless, the way to fix this is to make more time for A1 which can be done via the time sheets.

I feel happy with the improvements I have made, although I am upset about certain aspects such as time planning I know that I can fix this by giving my self time to work out how to correctly fill in the time sheets. Like I said above I believe the way to fix this is by doing a full assignment time plan before I even start it.