Student Creative Process Project ~ Tutor's development
The first project for the second semester was British Stamps. The notion being that the students pursue some research into what is Britishness. In which the research would develop ideas and inspiration to clever manipulations of the ideas to be developed for the stamp. The need was also to avoid anything that could be constituted as being cliche, obvious or too simple. As the course is creative thinking, there is a need to dig a little deeper into the briefs. To look for a more unique and original way to present the concepts.
The first stage was to achieve four Mood Boards. These would act as inspiration for the four individual stamps themselves. The mood boards had to be A3, but I gave lenience in letting the students do them digitally. What was suppose to be gained from the mood boards, was a sense of what was likely to be creatively achieved from the idea path.
In addition to this several resource elements were needed to be found:
• The Queen's head in vector format, for use in the stamp design.
• A template stamp pattern, even if developing a none standard shape.
• A dingbat font that had the post mark icons available in it.