Joshua Stocker

Artists books : The Rules
December 11, 2009, 2:55 am
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This is the last project I leave till the last minute!
I’ve done these up tonight although they should really have been handed in today.
So here they are. I decided instead of making one illustration, I would do 5 and print each one 10 times (printing tomorrow morning)
My rules state:

Be Open
Don’t Forget….:
Be Brave
Leave your Fears Behind
Be Individual

Each illustration is an interpretation of the title (all illustrated onto my very own hand!)


Comic Sans Destroyed
December 9, 2009, 5:34 pm
Filed under: Photography, University Work | Tags: , , , ,

Firstly, I want to say a masive thanks to Joe Myers who helped me out MASSIVELY with this project. He’s the man you see in the photographs, and it was a great experience to work with him. Check his work out here.
He also makes dubstep which you can listen to here.

So today, I finally got my comic sans letters destroyed that I created yesterday… all 18 of them! The idea was simple, a man with a baseball bat smashes the crap out of the letters. We had a bit of a hiccup last night when we found out the place we were going to use to shoot the photographs, was in fact only usable at 3am in the morning. We ended up going to Hackney (thanks to Sophia) and after looking around for 15 minutes, found this disgusting, trashy alley way. The place was horrible, but it worked well for what I needed! We got to smashing the letters, and Overall I’m pretty happy with the whole thing. Whether thats cus I finally got it done, or because we made something good, I’m not completely sure yet. But heres a rough idea of what we did. Im going to re-colour them, and probably add and take away some of the photographs your not seeing here at some point tonight.

Thanks again to Joe Myers

18 Comic Sans Letters
December 9, 2009, 3:44 pm
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Here are the 18 letters I’ve made from plaster… Ready to be smashed… So much work just to smash it all up!

Assessment Sheets
December 9, 2009, 3:37 pm
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This is an overall view of everything I have done this term. Theres a few bits missing. Keep in mind these were made to be printed A3, And some of them are overly busy.

Comic Sans Reignited
December 8, 2009, 12:55 am
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So everything I’ve done so far for comic sans has been just been mediocre and boring. Nothing has really hit the spot. A few weeks a go I had thought about paying someone just out of a mental home to go crazy on my letter, but nothing came of it. Today, talking to Joe Myers, a similar idea was reignited, and so now the plan is to arm joe with a baseball bat, and set him loose on a family of comic sans x’s. Tomorrow Im going to cast about 20 of them, then on wednesday morning go and shoot Joe smashing them up.

Im writing this now as a way of making sure I actually do this, cus the amount of times I have set out to do something lately, then not done it… well its past a joke!

Wish me luck…

Iconic Photo

A few months ago we got a first chance to use the photography studio, with the help of the main guy down there, Alex Madjitey. I choose The Clash’s London Calling although looking back, I kinda wish I had done something you could see my face in! Still Its a pretty good photograph, and close to the original.

Comic Sans: Part 4
December 7, 2009, 2:02 am
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Earlier today I went down to this bridge in Balham, when the sun was still shining, and people were still around. I climbed up a wall and over a barbed wire fence to reach the track, only to have a middle-aged man shouting at me to get down, and calling me an idiot. I decided it best not to start throwing plaster cast letters off the bridge, and so came down with the idea of going back later, when no-one would be around to disturb me. Jon came down with me, and together we took the “x” up the bridge, before having it falling and smash to its death. I’m quite pleased with the photographs, and I will upload the whole set soon, just want to shoot some more ideas first.