My name is Benjamin Symonds, I'm currently part of the BA Illustration course at AUCB.

What you see on here is a mix of my work and other peoples that I admire/take inspiration from & not just illustrators... work from all areas of art. I'm also using this blog as a digital sketchbook for course assesment etc.

Note. Click on any image to see it in full.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Final Illustrations...


Would be used to decorate an artice for the Guardian newspaper (I created the spread above using photoshop).
I feel the illustration is eye catching enough to catch the readers view aswell as working in snyc with the layout of text, it also provides a certain amount insight into the article before reading.


An animation for the 'Act On CO2' Campain that would be used to highten awareness on the levels of CO2 produced by air travel.


Two illustrations to be presented along side each other as a poster campaign to heighten awareness regarding CO2 emissions produced by airline companies and make people think twice about flying. They would be shown in places such as the london underground and in areas with airports near by. The imagery of the planet becoming more poluted aswell as  the red tracks left by the plane along side the text 'Thankyou Eyjafjallajokull' make this a commentable illustration rather than an informative one.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Commentable Illustration...

Series of commentable illustrations regarding the amount of CO2 emissions prevented by Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull (I have no idea how you pronounce this).

Planes are up there with the main causes of CO2 emissions with 400,000 tonnes prevented each day flights were grounded in europe!

The volcano is also emitting but olny 15,000 tonnes of CO2 per day.

Potential Finals (to be presented along side each other):