Saturday, 21 January 2012

Image//Type as Image//Brass Rubbing//Brass Images.

(All images sourced from Google Image links)

Looking for general image inspiration for my 'Brass Rubbing' quote for the type as image brief (the quote pulled from the 'Relationship Maths: Facebook' article we received last week- I wanted to work with something a little different!)- and looking at the general uses of brass to see how it could inspire potential concept and design development- currently considering screenprinting onto either a cloth- like fabric, gold metallic paint onto black card, or adding a gold flock finish onto black card for a velvet- like, tactile finish which would subtle resemble a cloth- like design and perhaps have a crisper, neater finish as a result- not sure if I would be able to access gold flock material before hand in on Thursday- worth researching asap!).
From my image research I have found that brass is general used for a small selection of purposes: through making brass instruments (trombone, trumpet, etc), DIY and security (nuts, bolts, hinges, etc) and through ornamental design such as candle- holders and collectable items- often being a less expensive and more accessible alternative to gold- however, the finish being a lot more matte and less "flamboyant" in it's shine- definitely something worth considering when creating my own design outcomes.

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