Sunday, 6 April 2008

Pictograms project


this is my final piece for our current pictograms project. The brief was to design 6 pictograms depicting six degrees of something. The topics we had to design for were drawn randomly out of a bag, and i got 'Heavy Metal'. Other topics included 'alien abduction', 'illegal parking', 'dj hand signs' and 'tripping in public', so you get the idea its supposed to be kind of a fun slant on an otherwise fairly dry area of design...
Anyway, my 6 pictograms are designed to show the degrees of hand injury after playing a totally awesome heavy metal guitar solo. The worse the injury, the more heavy metal you truely are! I drew everything and did the 'how heavy metal are you' type and the numbers. I used News Gothic for the rest of the text for three reasons: firstly its pretty neutral, so it makes the words do the talking and not the font, secondly i didn't want to be cliched and use a blackletter font or something you'd expect from some lame heavy metal graphics and thirdly, its a bit more interesting than our old friend Helvetica. Anyway, enough geeky type talk, have a look and see what you think. 
This is going to get critted tomorrow, i hope i do well, im feeling pretty confident...
click to enlarge and read the text :)

4 comments:

Sebastian said...

id say im at least a 3. but i dont play guitar, so maybe im in fact a 0. oh well. i love this, its super cool :)

Doug Scott said...

My feedback: THIS FUCKIN RAAAWWWWKKKKSSSS!!!!!

hilary scott said...

i think i'm a 4 but that's because i'm old not heavy metalic. however, i think this is v good work indeed.

Robbie said...

thank you thank you. i got a 65 for it, i think i may have got 70 if i had some colour in it or something, either way both my tutors were pretty positive about it, especially the language. so, yep there you go.