I’ve just rearranged my room and it is great. I realized that I had been swimming in my own pit of despair. Feeling a lot better.
It does seem a bit stupid. But I have made myself a few inspirational posters to keep reminding me of things I think are important. One particular quote struck me strong.
“Nothing is work unless you’d rather be doing something else.”
And that really gripped me. I always feel so swamped with work and that it is taking over everything I do. This quote reminded me, that I honestly wouldn’t want to be doing anything else. I love design and advertising and everything that goes with it: really really hard work. Nothing else would suit me quite as well.
This module in university has really hammered that into me. While I am researching the industry I am really getting sucked into it, and loving it. I really do enjoy what I am pursuing. Which just makes everything worthwhile and better.
Saying that, I really want to redo the banner up top. Feels so emo at the moment.
Either way, have a look-see at some photos I took on a Helina Panorama Camera (film) for a uni assignment. Was great fun and I am definitely going to explore much more with this camera. Once I get film.
It’s been a long long time since I have posted anything on here. It has been a rough summer and the start of the second year at University has not been soft. I am already backlogged and going slightly mad; but nevermind.
I have finally officially picked my avenue in Graphic Design that I want to take: Advertising. I’m not 100% sure why, but I just know I’ll love it. The competitiveness, the psychological side to it… I find it the essence of Graphic Design. A design that I can measure. I am big on Numbers and Stats. Being able to know that a design did something: raise awareness, raise sales/revenue… etc
While going through many interesting and inspiring firms and their work. I came across these two Videos which are pretty amazing. Not much to do with advertising. But fun and interesting none the less.
For some obscure reason, I came across a page on a NBC page that listed the common teen slang on the internet.
It really intrigued me, as I was never into the !33+ talk and rarely typed that way when using IMs. My friends did though. It really annoyed me actually, as I thought it was easier to just type the entire sentence/word. I was a fast typer.
That is the site there, and it lists all these really obscure abbreviations that I have never even heard of.
“AWGTHTGTTA – Are we going to have to go through this again” Who types that? Ever? I had trouble copying it from the site.
“B4UKI – Before you know it” Who says that either?
“NALOPKT – not a lot of people know that” That’s just obscure.
I still use simple terms like “BRB” or “IMO (in my opinion)” but all that stuff is really quite ridiculous. Oddly though, it was just so ridiculous that I had an idea to practice some typography techniques or some sort of graphic, with all these weird abbreviations.
A sarcastic poster or something making fun of this teen language.
Phew I passed through the teen age unharmed and mentally stable.
I’ll keep you posted on whether I actually do it.