GFEST 2018 Launch

I started to volunteer for this oranisation called “Wise Thoughts” which is dynamic local, national, international art initiatives and delivers services to help address social justice issues and needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) and Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

Founded in 1999 and based in Haringey, North London, Wise Thoughts has organised London’s LGBTQI cross-art festival, GFEST – Gaywise FESTival ®, since 2007. Haringey LGBT network was managed by Wise Thoughts.

I feel extremely honored and proud to be volunteering for such organisation. I am an aspiring graphic designer and this a great opportunity to test my skills.

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GFEST – Gaywise FESTival ® 2018

After 10 successful years, We are opening GFEST to organisers to enable them to present their own LGBTQI+ arts events (during 12-24 Nov)

GFEST 2018 Launch FREE ENTRY event at Alexandra Palace, Transmitter Hall, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY  – Invitation (pdf)

An absolutely “unmissable and MUST” evening full of LGBTQI+ arts, videos, music, performers, spoken word and live acts. GFEST is co-ordinated by arts charity Wise ThoughtsFood and drinks are available at the bar.

Mon 12 Nov  / 6 pm – 8.30 pm. Performances start at 7 pm.

Free Entry. BOOK

GFEST is recognised as an annual LGBTQI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex +) cross-art celebrations.  #GFEST2018  themed #SociallyEQUAL events will be running from Mon 12 November to Sat 24 November.The festival presents LGBTQI+ films, music, performances, art exhibitions, interdisciplinary art, poetry, book reading, workshops, participatory events, debates, etc. in November.

 

GFEST 2018 theme is “Socially EQUAL”.

Produced by arts charity Wise Thoughts, GFEST presents LGBTQI+ films, music, performances, art exhibitions, interdisciplinary art, poetry, book reading, workshops, participatory events, debates, etc. in November.

GFEST events value and promote diverse talent from diverse art forms and promote artistic excellence. Celebrating diversity continues to ensure LGBTQI+ equal rights and reduces possible discrimination. GFEST ethos is to develop cultural and social equality for and amongst diverse LGBTQI+ people from all age groups including people from different religious or/and cultural backgrounds. The festival supports individual creative abilities and participation in society.

Some of the past GFEST venues: The National Gallery, V&A, RADA, The Tate Modern, Cochrane Theatre, Cockpit Theatre, Rich Mix, Prince Charles Cinema, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Birkbeck College, Toynbee studios, Westminster Ref Library, Menier Gallery, ArtHouse Crouch End, St Pancras Parish Church, RVT, Uni. Arts London (Davis Street / London Fashion College), Gay’s The Word bookshop, University of Roehampton, Shadow Lounge, Bar Titania and Mackenzie Pavillion Gallery in Fusbury Park.

Past GFEST Launch Receptions took place in Houses of Parliament, The City Hall & K&L Gates.

GFEST – Gaywise FESTival was the first LGBT art festival to have the launch receptions in the UK Parliament over the three years (2008 to 2010) with a cross-party support. GFEST has received support from a number of eminent people. Please check for messages of support page.

GFEST artistic director: Niranjan Kamatkar

I have quite a few animated typography versions too, which I am adding to this post.

Part of the job is also to create a social media banners. I have created some of those too.

At the end I am adding poster for this fantastic event.

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I have been besotted by art made via computer since my teenage years. It took me some time to actually start doing something about it. What I really about it that it space efficient. I have quite a few piles of drawings, loads of canvases and etc. I simply never learn.

For this post I wanted to do a simple animation and export it into GIF. I have done this through Adobe Photoshop. It is very simple piece, nothing to complicated.

As I am looking at it now. The poor thing is running backwards. I will amend it. puppy

We have all heard about GIF files, but where is really coming from?

The Graphics Interchange Format, better known by its acronym GIF , is a bitmap image format that was developed by a team at the bulletin board service (BBS) provider CompuServe led by American computer scientist Steve Wilhite on June 15, 1987.It has since come into widespread usage on the World Wide Web due to its wide support and portability.

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The GIF is simply the best and most versatile image format around said Alexander “Sandy” Trevor, the former chief technical officer of CompuServe who managed the GIF team.

“If you want lossless, compressed graphics, there is nothing better than GIF,” Trevor told the Daily Dot. “Yes, JPEG is better for photos, but you can tolerate loss in photos. And png has some benefits, but for most applications it is not worth the additional implementation hassle.”oliana_gif

On June 15, 1987, Trevor and his team, which included inventor Steve Wilhite, released an enhanced version of the GIF called 87a. The new format allowed people to create compressed animations using timed delays.

“I think the first GIF was a picture of a plane. It was a long time ago,” Wilhite told the Daily Dot in a rare interview via Facebook.

 

Tower Bridge goes GIF

In this little post I have animated some photos using Adobe Photoshop. I think it is great little and simple technique which I will be using a lot in near future.

The original photos are mine and I am just having fun while animating it and making it less boring. I believe I will get better very soon and replace those with better ones than I am posting now.

By the way to capture Tower Bridge like this I had to shoot with f/22 on 30.0s I thought my camera is broken, because it took ages.

 

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I enjoy this GIF creation so much I have produced some more.

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Even this new one made using my own photograph.

Something about the bridge itself:

It took eight years, five major contractors and the relentless labour of 432 construction workers each day to build Tower Bridge.

Two massive piers were sunk into the river bed to support the construction and over 11,000 tons of steel provided the framework for the Towers and Walkways. This framework was clad in Cornish granite and Portland stone to protect the underlying steelwork and to give the Bridge a more pleasing appearance.

When it was built, Tower Bridge was the largest and most sophisticated bascule bridge ever completed (“bascule” comes from the French for “see-saw”). These bascules were operated by hydraulics, using steam to power the enormous pumping engines. blog 1The energy created was stored in six massive accumulators, as soon as power was required to lift the Bridge, it was always readily available. The accumulators fed the driving engines, which drove the bascules up and down. Despite the complexity of the system, the bascules only took about a minute to raise to their maximum angle of 86 degrees.

Today, the bascules are still operated by hydraulic power, but since 1976 they have been driven by oil and electricity rather than steam. The original pumping engines, accumulators and boilers are now exhibits within Tower Bridge’s Engine Rooms.

A huge challenge faced the City of London Corporation – how to build a bridge downstream from London Bridge without disrupting river traffic activities. To generate ideas, the “Special Bridge or Subway Committee” was formed in 1876, and opened the design for the new crossing to public competition.

Over 50 designs were submitted for consideration, some of which are on display at Tower Bridge. It wasn’t until October 1884 however, that Horace Jones, the City Architect, in collaboration with John Wolfe Barry, offered the chosen design for Tower Bridge as a solution.


Working on Tower bridge could be extremely dangerous, and the building project witnessed tragic fatalities. On 25 April 1888, 20-year-old Richard Bacon fell to his death in the caissons [large cases lowered into the Thames to build the piers]. His death certificate, coroner’s report and the notification for his funeral are still in the family’s possession – a poignant reminder of the often treacherous work involved in building the bridge.
The first known female employee at Tower Bridge was Hannah Griggs, who worked as a cook between 1911 and 1915. Griggs is one of the few women who worked at the bridge in the early years. Griggs2C20Hannah20cropped202-9ad24afWe know only two more women’s names from this early period, Laura Gass, a tracer [who did drawings and copies of drawings] and Alice Lilly Bode, a clerk. It may well be that both were attracted to the job because of existing family links to the bridge. It was a common occurrence among the bridge’s workforce to already have fathers, siblings or friends working here.

 

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The image above is my last attempt today. The original photo is taken on my iPhone from the Millennium Bridge coming home from Tate Modern.

I am sometimes so buried in my own head and my problems that I keep forgetting to look around. At this occasion luckily I didn’t otherwise I wouldn’t be able to capture this sunset.

Promoting healthy life poster

I have created this poster using Adobe Photoshop. I wanted to try something else as I think the food industry is getting more and more prominent.

Eating a healthy, balanced diet plays an essential role in maintaining a healthy weight, which is an important part of overall good health. Being overweight or obese can lead to health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease and stroke.

I see the quote above as extremely valid.

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This is my green version above. The table itself doesn’t strike as very healthy colour, but I like the colour combination.

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Above is I think better version of the same thing. I haven’t tried to prepare the salad on the picture, but I am adding link to the website where you can get the recipe.

https://simplyfreshdinners.com/heirloom-tomato-salad-with-roasted-lemon-and-garlic/

Beer Advertising poster

This is my beer advertisement poster I created in Adobe Photoshop. I come from a beer land, but unfortunately I don’t like beer. Maybe it will change later, but for now it is not my favorite beverage.

The other thing the usual adverts for Czech beer are featuring pints, but mine is in the bottle. Anyway this is my take on beer advert.

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Coffee Shop flyer

I have created this Bi Fold Coffee Shop Brochure using Adobe Photoshop. Sadly I can’t drink coffee any more as I can’t sleep after it, but nothing is stopping me from creating a flyer about it.

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New Movie poster

I am posting this new movie poster. Well the theme is dramatic again and this time London is featuring in it. Experience told me I am not genius and I still need to learn a lot so this poster as the previous one was created with help of a tutorial. It is not an exact copy, but result is very similar the original I was learning from.

With this information revealed I can’t take all the credits for it’s creation.

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Tri Fold Tea Brochure

I have created this brochure for the very same reason as the others to build my portfolio. As an aspiring graphic designer I need to practice my skills and test my knowledge.

Please do not call any of the numbers shown or do not visit the website as I think it exist, but has got slightly different content.

All the work shown in this post had been done in Adobe Photoshop.

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