Saturday, 18 December 2010

Maggie's Cancer Care Centres

A piece of motion graphics, designed to promote the positive benefits of Maggie’s care centres to cancer patients. The piece combines typography with architectural forms, found in Maggie’s centres, to communicate a sincerely positive message.

The typography has been set in slightly edited variations of Mr. Eaves and Mrs. Eaves typefaces. The juxtaposition of these two gendered typefaces communicates a subtle human feel throughout the motion design.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Interactive E-book first tests

Here's an initial example of a section of an interactive E-book that I'm working on. Follow the link below, and check it out. You'll need to have flash player installed, although it's usually installed already so you shouldn't have to worry.

Monday, 6 December 2010

User Generates content

I've designed two versions of a modular based typeface this weekend, and with them I am beginning to build some ideas for an interactive ebook that I plan to make.

My Ebook is based around the topic of the changing nature of typographic media. With modern modes of digital user interaction, the written word is now read in an order that suits the viewer.

With this ebook, I plan to convey these ideas through to the viewer through a series of interactive experiences.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Global Village Typeface

Today I Completed a new typeface called "Global Village". This typeface is going to be used in a self directed study project at University. This typeface has some very slight resemblance in some of it's glyphs to Herbert Bayers "Univesal Alphabet", however unlike universal, this typeface has a complete character set with numerals, some discretionary ligatures and a few alternate glyphs.

I am very pleased with this typeface, and I am now going to feature it in the design of an online E-book.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Every photo tells a story

I am currently working on a total redesign of my personal website. Here is a sneak preview of a series of typographic photographs to welcome the viewer to my website.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Show Reel 2010

Joseph Allison Show Reel 2010 from Joseph Allison on Vimeo.

Ive just finishes building a show reel from the moving image work that I have created over the last year. I had to spend time cutting all the shots to suit the sound track, and I think its working quite successfully now. Hope you like it.

Friday, 5 February 2010


A typeface i have been working on, called Reflecto. Each glyph has a line of symmetry allong the verticle, or horizontal axis. You can try out the font, with your own text, using the widget above.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Radio Times Story

My personal response to the book "The Radio Times Story" by Tony Currie. My task was to find the unknown book with the code 791.4505, in Bristol Central library, and generate a response to the book. The Piece documents, and compares physical qualities of the book, against physical qualities of a brand new 2010 copy of the radio times.

The piece was exciting to film, because it features extreme close up macro shots, which were very experimental.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

5 Hours

A new motion design piece. This piece is my personal response to Five hours of time spent at redfliffe hill, Bristol, UK BS1 6SQ.

Friday, 15 January 2010

New Photographic book. All photographs taken using a 1973 Practica TL5B 35mm Camera. This book is a showcase for my newly completed sans serif typeface called "New Mode".

This modern font has spent a long time in the making, and I am constantly designing alternative glyphs, and quirky ligatures. Its wide range of glyphs gives this Font very adaptable and diverse qualities for use when working with photographs. Enjoy!

Thursday, 14 January 2010

A new booklet design, containing a famous speach by Margaret Thatcher, taken when she was prime minister. - The Lady's Not For Turning

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

My own typographic play with the words wind, water, fire, earth, whilst working with my newly designed typeface. This piece was inspired by the element skateboards logo.