Black White Magpie

Research

Design appears in nature, human-made environments and artworks. Understanding design elements and principles offers a person a visual vocabulary, develops awareness of a rich visual life, enhances design abilities.

Elements (tools for expressing visual ideas) include line shape form colour value texture space.

Principles (or guidelines) include balance unity contrast pattern emphasis movement rhythm.

Media (materials chosen) have their own qualities and effects, complimenting the expression of ideas.  Continue reading Black White Magpie

I have arrived at your destinative diagnosis

“I do not understand why, when I ask for a grilled lobster in a restaurant, I am never served a cooked telephone.” THE SECRET LIFE OF SALVADOR DALI (1942)

Disorder-Curly-Crashed-Zine

Illustration from zine: Curly Practices Her Reflective Listening Skills.

Curly.

Dr. Frog?

I have arrived at your destinative diagnosis.

You have arrived at my destinative diagnosis?

After rigorous analysis of the chemical imbalance beam of your brain, derived from distorted data destructed from a distracted extraction of fluid within your skull not occuring,
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Interview and Review of Zine

Curly's-Crashed-Zine
Pages from Curly Crashed Zine. Click to enlarge.

Him: OK. What I would really like to talk with you about, um, if you’re agreeable, is, is your writing and your magazine, ‘cause what, what is so fascinating to me is um given, given how, I can’t think of the right term, I see your spoken language as transparent, you know, quite free of, as I said, figurative language, your writing is full of plays on words, and um, very, you know, lots of play on sound, um, lots of irony and, and this kind of capacity to shift discourses, so, can you talk about, say, can you talk about this thing?, the choice to use all of these different discourses? Continue reading Interview and Review of Zine

Zine – Brief

Project Details

Background: This zine will focus upon public mental health services by building and delivering (written and visual) messages expressing personal opinions around this topic.

Information written by various clinicians on public mental health services is easily found. Harder to find is information created by people who have experienced a mental illness and used these services. Continue reading Zine – Brief