Author Archives: ianwaft

Paper and electronic apps

Paper Apps.  When folded in one configuration reads: “information is everywhere, all you have to do is look. Ian Waft 30/01/14“. When folded differently a QR code appears that, when scanned, reads: “Ian Waft 2014”. A bridge between two medias. Dinorwig Power Station. Previous place of work. Turn the dial and diagrams with relevant information line up in […]

Visual communication

      Following are a selection of pictures from short exercises completed in visual communication. Visualization of scenes created in response to listening to  short sound-clips taken from a movie. Seeing the alphabet in everyday objects. Creating any letter. Made from MDF painted in acrylic. After making quick response markings on paper whilst listening to […]

Swiss Style Posters and designers.

Assignment: For this first assignment you will produce a series of Swiss Style Posters advertising a special exhibition of Swiss Typographers and Designers to be held at the Grosvenor Museum in Chester. The Posters will be A2 in size and utilise techniques, materials and media that you have explored during this module. Exhibition will run […]

Typography Diary

Creating a font: We started the session creating letters using two pencils bound to either side of a block of wood using elastic bands. Using this form to create letters can create an illusion of depth depend on how we interpret the lines. After a brief experiment of style I chose to use the transitional […]

The Portal

In response to the challenge to create a piece of work that promotes our own personal story, this artwork is inspired by the stunning work of Devin Miles who screen prints Pop Art  onto large aluminium sheets of metal. The Portal is designed not only as a visual piece, but also as an interactive piece […]

Historical Context

Outline: To investigate one decade from the period between 1850 to 1859 and produce an A3 layout, predominantly image based, that represents the key creative, cultural, social, political and economic aspects of that time. I was given the decade 1850 – 1859 Victorian Britain, and because this was at the beginning of the timeline, I […]


Outline: Research packaging design and create a new look for packaging of a familiar brand taking the visual language of one brand and mixing it with another. As a starter we had in introduction to Gestalt theory with the principles of Proximity, Continuity, Similarity and Closure , and how colour can affect what we see. […]