Wed 6 Aug 2014 12:36AM

Inspiration + Idea Research

ED Eloise Docking Public Seen by 10

A collection of resources to help generate ideas for the artisitc direction of our project


Eloise Docking Wed 6 Aug 2014 12:51AM

Have found a few things at uni so thought I'd get this discussion underway :)

I thought using patterns in some way could be an idea worth thinking about, possibly instead of imagery? I have found a few examples where pattern has played a prominent part in the design. The first has a specific rationale as to how and why the pattern was created and the others I thought just looked visually appealing hehe






Eloise Docking Wed 6 Aug 2014 12:53AM

I can't quite put my finger on it, but there is something I really like about this design. I thought the reasoning behind colour choices was interesting. They have made a controversial topic look much more approachable



Jess Harrison Wed 6 Aug 2014 9:12AM

Just an idea of what DBT design is out there.

https://www.behance.net/gallery/15009459/dbt-center-of-oc-brochure - Really like the way they have packaged this one. Type isn't the best though. It's more information on what DBT is about, rather than the curriculum.


- Mindfulness App. Nice use of graphs and imagery

- Really like their logo

-When you search DBT on Pinterest, it is quite clear a bit of work needs to be done design wise.


Jess Harrison Thu 7 Aug 2014 5:34AM

Awesome use of layering and real cool youthful colour scheme.

overall book layout and illustrations really grabs your attention.

https://www.behance.net/gallery/15864245/Fortify-Badges Really like the cartoonised illustrations

like overall colour scheme (feels nice and youthful). Also simple illustrations work really well.

Nice treatment of paper stock. Making it interactive

Nice simple logo and a nice variety of nicely sized curriculum


Lulu Deam Fri 8 Aug 2014 11:13AM

Eloise - I really like the "The new agency" once - their use of bright colours put into exciting patterns looks really youthful and appealing.The same is achieved by the patterns in the "Le Pli" one, although their colour scheme is a bit more dull.

Jess - I love the colours of the first one, the designers behind the grad show one. They could be seen as a bit feminine but then the blue type kind of balances that out. Really like the illustrative style of the fortify badges one - really youthful and modern, stylised.


Lulu Deam Fri 8 Aug 2014 11:32AM

Here is the Partners for Mental Health rebranding project I showed you, with the nice gradient colours and great rationale about it's relation to mental health. http://bpando.org/2012/01/02/logo-partners-for-mental-health/

This one is just a book cover, but its a book about behavioural therapy, I like the use of shape, the colours are overdone a bit though. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/549017010797731974/

This is an existing depression therapy workbook. A consistent design layout at least, and the illustrations are clear and understandable, a lot more relevant to the information http://www.comh.ca/publications/resources/asw/SCDPAntidepressantSkills.pdf

Really like this logo design and think it relates to DBT in the way it takes the 5 elements of the company and incorporates them into one logo. we could attempt something similar with a representation of the 5 modules of DBT coming together - instead of the walnut haha. https://www.behance.net/gallery/4558215/Health-Wellness-Support-Services

Following on from Jess's look at apps, heres a mental health related app, which I really like the colour scheme for! https://www.behance.net/gallery/12861645/Mental-Well-being-App-Mockup


Jess Harrison Sat 9 Aug 2014 6:16AM

Lulu - Really like the last one. Really nice logo. Also quite like the colours. We could totally do something like that, and it gives us a really nice feel for the rest of the curriculum. Also totally agree with you about the illustrations in the badges I posted. Feels so nice and simple but yet effective. Think we could totally go off the badges, your logo, and Elouise's pattern idea...


Jess Harrison Sat 9 Aug 2014 6:20AM

Thinking that we are really liking the bright greens, blues, yellows and pinks? Think they all work really nicely. Just gutta try not to make it too femanine


Eloise Docking Sun 10 Aug 2014 1:00AM

Some really nice examples so far. I'll look through them more thoroughly later when I search for more myself. In the meantime, here is the project I mentioned on Thursday where the designer created characters for mental illnesses. This miiiight be an approach we could consider when designing our imagery, but I think it would be hard to pull off convincingly??



Ellen Kelsey Mon 11 Aug 2014 3:48AM

Sorry guys only just looked at these. I'm liking the pattern idea, and I think like Jess said we are all liking the same sort of colour scheme which is good. We seem to all have a similar idea about which direction we can go too.

I'm liking the colour on this one, a lot of yellow which we seem to like. Has a slight pattern whilst still remaining quite simplistic so the information is easy to take in. Also has a mood calendar which is kind of slightly similar to the diary card, so could get some ideas from that.

Illustration in this one is pretty cool! Seems a little cluttered to me but I think that is because it is quite image based as opposed to information based.

This design focuses on one fluorescent colour and black and white to embody a lighter, brighter feel. They also used a very light pattern underneath just to add a bit of depth to the designs.

Don't know if this relates to our ideas so far at all but I just really love the design. It does hold quite a lot of text and information which they seem to have arranged really well and in an interesting and engaging way. They have also used a different shade of one colour for each of the booklets.. We could consider doing something like this to tell the different booklets apart?

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