Adam Benton Portfolio

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Hello, my name is Adam Benton and I live in the town of Clacton On Sea in Essex. I am a graphic design student studying at Colchester School of Art and Design, which is part of Essex University and currently studying a BA (hons) Art and design, Graphic Media course, currently in my second year. This blog is for me to show my current works and the processes used to create what I have designed.

INSPIRATION: http://losymphona.tumblr.com/

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    Posters for the broadsheet/infographic using each piece of data for a set of posters that could be used as thumbnails or previews on the actual piece. 

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #graphic design  #broadsheet  #infographic  #information  #one child policy  #china  #one  #posters  #data  #illustrator 

    Broadsheet/Infographic of facts on the one child policy in China. Part of a brief on finding a problem and design a creative solution.

    It is to show people outside of China what it is about and the effects it is having on the population which gives them the knowledge to see what is going on.

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #broadsheet  #infographic  #information  #china  #one child policy  #graphic design 

    Seeking Beyond The Surface: Mirroring, Distorting, Reflecting

    First brief I and a fellow student have done for a client.

    The brief was to create a double sided poster and a catalogue for an exhibition held in The Art Exchange Gallery at Essex University.

    Printed by Print Essex.

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #graphic design  #book  #catalogue  #seeking beyond the surface  #mirroiring  #distorting  #reflecting  #indesign  #poster  #water  #essex university  #print essex  #art exchange 

    Hand-made folder for my screen prints I made myself. 

    — 1 year ago with 65 notes
    #graphic design  #screenprint  #screenprinting  #folder  #handmade  #letterpress  #emboss  #orange 

    Process Book

    The second book in the series.

    This book is made up of experimentation that has been done in my sketchbook. I did not want to leave all this out so I decided to create as second book showing my development. It is Japanese stab bound, and printed on Japanese rice paper.

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #process  #nintendo  #book  #bookmaking  #japanese stab bound  #graphic design  #design  #indesign  #orange  #screenprinting  #screenprint 

    Nintendo Book


    This is one of my final books for my bookmaking and screenprinting brief. 

    I wanted to keep the theme throughout so I went for an orange cover, and to keep it simple embossed the lettering onto it. The inside consists a little history of the company, some memorable people, and a timeline of when each console came out in Europe and all the images are screenprinted and then scanned in for the book. A separate folder full of original prints will be along side it. The book is Japanese stab bound and printed on Japanese rice paper to keep with the companies origins.

    — 1 year ago with 8 notes
    #nintendo  #book binding  #binding  #japanese  #japanese stab bound  #rice paper  #graphic design  #design  #indesign  #screenprinting  #bookmaking 
    My course has started a Mentor Me program with the designers at 15 Queens Street (http://www.15queenstreet.org/) and I had to make something that represents me in some way. Since I enjoyed doing a broadsheet,  I decided to do on as a mini portfolio on the works I have done on this course, and also a little bit about me as a person.
Really like how this looks. I feel that I have learned a lot about design and improved my skills.
If you are curious about the Mentor Me program, you can check out their website here: http://www.mentorme.org.uk/

    My course has started a Mentor Me program with the designers at 15 Queens Street (http://www.15queenstreet.org/) and I had to make something that represents me in some way. Since I enjoyed doing a broadsheet,  I decided to do on as a mini portfolio on the works I have done on this course, and also a little bit about me as a person.

    Really like how this looks. I feel that I have learned a lot about design and improved my skills.

    If you are curious about the Mentor Me program, you can check out their website here: http://www.mentorme.org.uk/

    (Source: losymphona)

    — 2 years ago with 1 note
    #mentor me  #graphic design  #broadsheet 

    Here are some drawings of mine I have done during my free time. Only rough at the moment and I hope to improve in the future.

    (Source: losymphona)

    — 2 years ago with 2 notes
    #sketches  #drawing  #human  #anatomy  #poses 
    Broadsheet, Tongs and Tools.
This is my broadsheet that was part of my semester one work. The brief was entitled ’Tools of the Trades’ and the trade I got was on blacksmithing. I looked into most of the tools, but I found the tongs were most interesting as you can make your own, and the idea of a broadsheet was to convey information. In the end I designed a step by step guide to making your own tongs. 
The text used is not my own words as the main point of the brief was to learn how to use indesign, layouts and grids.
Overall it turned out rather good. I do think I should of added in a background to the whole thing.

    Broadsheet, Tongs and Tools.

    This is my broadsheet that was part of my semester one work. The brief was entitled ’Tools of the Trades’ and the trade I got was on blacksmithing. I looked into most of the tools, but I found the tongs were most interesting as you can make your own, and the idea of a broadsheet was to convey information. In the end I designed a step by step guide to making your own tongs. 

    The text used is not my own words as the main point of the brief was to learn how to use indesign, layouts and grids.

    Overall it turned out rather good. I do think I should of added in a background to the whole thing.

    (Source: losymphona)

    — 2 years ago with 7 notes
    #graphic design  #Grid  #tongs  #blacksmith  #indesign  #typography 

    Bioshock Playing Cards.

    There are from a series of playing cards that I did for a project using printmaking materials. The techniques I used included Lino printing, drypoint, letterpress and relief printing.

    I decided to created cards for the popular first person shooter Bioshock.

    I enjoyed the drypoint the most, and I hand coloured it all as well using prismacolor markers.

    I do think however that my number cards could be improved on, but I love the Joker card as it is the one I feel turned out well and is rather distinctive.

    (Source: losymphona)

    — 2 years ago with 68 notes
    #Graphic design  #playing cards  #bioshock  #drypoint  #letterpress  #photoshop 

    Gay Rights Poster Designs.

    These are my final poster designs for my last project last year. The theme was America and I decided to do a series of posters on gay rights and what has been accomplished over the years. Its quite shocking how recent some of these really are. Used Lyrics from Lady Gaga’s song “Born this way”

    (Source: losymphona)

    — 2 years ago with 10 notes
    #graphic design  #lady gaga  #typography  #photography  #drypoint  #prismacolors  #letterpress