adam norfolk

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Sneaker Freaker

I've been focusing on sneakers lately, the culture, the looks, the style, collecting. etc. All in aid of our latest, and last of the semester, brief. I've been trying to work out an aesthetic for my exhibition poster and banners.
Here's the resulting work so far.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Heels and Ribbons

During my week researching shoes, I found 17th Century Men's shoes quite interesting. Why were men wearing high heels, and why were they decorated like women's shoes?
Early in this period, heeled boots were the fashion, but after the French King Louis XIV, men started desiring shapely legs. (as clearly shown in his portrait)

Here's a link to an informative website.

Saturday, 26 November 2011


For the current brief we have been asked to conduct primary research on shoes. One aspect of our primary research is photography and here are some of the photographs I have produced.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Olivier Kugler

After Tony showed some examples of his work in Monday's lecture, I sampled more of this fine gentleman's artwork.

Monday, 21 November 2011


I've been looking at Jonathan Keegan for a while now, and he was mentioned in another lecture today. I really like his style and he's a piece I found funny.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Information Graphic - Explaining an Umbrella to a martian

It's 10 minutes until my deadline for this and my crit, so I've got the time to upload my finished infographic  before it is criticised.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Friday draws near

Friday draws near and with it, the Deadline for two projects; 100 Variations, and Information Graphics.

Here  are some pages done in Adobe Illustrator for my Infographic on Umbrella.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Saturday, 12 November 2011


The abstract compositions I produced for the close cropping project. My scanner cut off a bit, but you can still see them fine. They are (from top left to bottom left) Trouble at 'mill, conker challenge, free fall, and park bench.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

this week i have mostly been looking at.....

Space Helmets

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Chewing Conkers

It's been a while since I've uploaded anything of my own doing, so here is a quick idea for our new brief. The theme is conker challenge, and my idea is a challenge to eat a conker.

Egon Schiele

I really like Egon Schiele visual approach. It really gives the impression of the bone structure of human beings.

Close Cropping

As this brief is all about close cropping and composition, I thought I'd upload some graphic novel pages because graphic novels use a lot of close cropping. Here are some pages from Japanese (but printed left to right and in English for western audiences) graphic novels Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo) and Tekkonkinkreet (Taiyo Matsumoto) (Tony has shown concept art for the anime of Tekkonkinkreet in a few lectures).

Friday, 28 October 2011

The Arrival

I've shown something Shaun Tan before. These are some pages from his silent graphic novel, the Arrival. I noted them for there uses of tone and perspective. He uses his knowledge of technical skills to create believable fantasy settings.

Monday, 24 October 2011


After this morning's lecture on perspective, I went to my laptop and researched Jan Vredeman De Vries a little more, after he had only a brief mention in the lecture.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Character concepts

Some of my groups character concepts for our game design project for Mr.Dodds.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

The Blitz

For our game design project with Mr. Dodds we've chosen to do a story about a child in the blitz, who is desperately searching for his mother after a bombing.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Antoni Tapies

  A Spanish abstract artist. He mixes marble dust, clay and other such things into his paint. I've noticed his likes crosses.

Josef Hoffmann

The architect I'm researching for our Little Boxes brief. He seems better known for his furniture and kitchen utensils than his buildings.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Stained Glass

A mock stained glass cube, made with card, glue and acetate. Rule of construction is transparency, hence the acetate.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Antoni Tapies Cube Roughs

(very rough) I've been trying to get my head around working in 3D one 2D paper and found the best way to make rough mock ups, to see what you want to do. It's more time consuming that thumbnails however.