John McFaul

John McFaul is a Graphic Designer located in Bristol. He owns his own studio called McFaul Studio. They have done work for companies such as Nokia, Audi, Vodafone, Nike, Livis and Playstation. Their work is colourful and eye catching, which is probably the reason why their work is doing so well in the advertising world.


February 16, 2010. 60 Minutes. Leave a comment.

Vault 49

I have slightly changed my idea. I will allow 60 minutes to photograph whatever comes to hand around the house. After 60 minutes I will stop and gather all the photographs of the objects collected and make an illustration from them all.

My aim is to make a vault 49 style illustration. Vault 49 are a company in New York that mix photography and illustration. Below are some of their work that stands out for me.

February 16, 2010. 60 Minutes. Leave a comment.

60 Objects

Rather than observing something for 60 minutes, I think that it would be more interesting if I observed 60 objects, each object for a minute long. There would be no better place to do this than at home. I will relate everything to the typical student house and what makes the typical student house. I will use objects that belong to my housemates and I.

February 15, 2010. 60 Minutes. Leave a comment.

60 Minutes Brief

Observe (in any way you feel appropriate) something for 60 minutes. We want to see that you are looking closely and really engaged in the act of observation.

Document that experience for as long as it takes:






February 12, 2010. 60 Minutes. Leave a comment.

Julian Opie

For the view through the desktop I could use Julian Opie style of work. His portraits are characterized by black outlines with flat areas of colour with minimal detail. His most famous work was the album colour for blur (below).It might be more effective and look better if I was just to use only black outlines and no colour. I will test both out and see what ones are better.

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Cartoon vs. Real Life ad

I found this on youtube, its just a similar thing to my idea. It shows reality next to fake (cartoon).

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Kanye West; Goodlife Music Video

In kanye West’s goodlife video there is a point where him and T-Pain hold a photo frame like object. When they are viewed through it they go colourful. This is shown around 1 minute 42 seconds into the video.

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Final Idea

The idea I have at the moment is a transparent desktop that reveals a cartoon world while viewed through the screen, below is an example of my idea and how everything looks through the laptop screen.

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Transparent Desktops

From researching into transparent desktops, and experimenting with video I have decided to push this idea further. I found some people experimenting with video transparent desktops on you tube.

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HP; Out Of This Picture

Below are some really cool adverts by Hewlett Packard. Again this is an idea playing with fake and reality.

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