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Leeds College of Art BA (Hons) ILLUSTRATION LAUIL603 Extended Practice


Christopher Cooper


17/ 05/ 31





Rationale Contextually I am most drawn to image making for the music industry and adult publishing. This is because I believe they are the areas within which my work is best suited tonally. Furthermore I believe they also greatly reflect my own personal interests something which I think is essential to developing and maintaining a practice that is highly investigative, honest and ultimately engaging. In particular I am interested in the vast and eclectic world of independent electronic music. This is due to how its often D.I.Y. attitudes and production methods are used to produce highly engaging and experimental music. This is something I aim to achieve visually.

Themes / Subjects - the uncanny -narrative; often through a single image or set rather than linear story telling (such as in graphic novels) -ambiguity as a method of enhancing communication/evoking feeling through image

Products / Methods of Distribution -Oline imagery -Edtioned Prints -Printed Publication -Printed products ie posters records sleeves etc

Practical Skills / Media / Formats


Screen printing Drawing Monoprinting STUDIO PRACTICE Typography – both hand drawn and digital Photoshop Statement of Intent 2

Brief 1: Iconolclasm


31/ 01/ 18

Rationale: This will be a print based project through which I can develop and refine my visual language and methods of production in an uninhibited manner. I am aiming for a collection of 5-10 finished pieces that will be based around religious and mythological iconography. Conceptually I am particularly interested in exploring motifs that are repeated across different time periods and cultures.

Brief 2: John Carpenter Film Posters


30/ 04/ 18

Rationale: Produce a series of limited edition screen printed posters so as to better understand print process at a large scale and the context of limited edition artwork for specific subjects.

Brief 3: Mutant Beat Dance


12/ 04/18


I have chosen this due to the fact that I want a project where, much like the editions brief, I can work in quite an inhibited and experimental manner yet have a more specific context through which to channel it. Although I like the concept of Secret 7s, I will evaluate what music is included this year and potentially change this to be in response to music of my choice which I feel better reflects my interests and where I want my practice to be.

Brief 4: Dune


10/ 05/18


I intend this to be my largest project. Being one of my all time favourite books, it is something I have wanted to centre a project on for a long time. I intend this to loosely be a Folio Society style brief; cover image and 4 narrative images. However rather than simply illustrating the story, I want to create images in response to its

themes and ideas.

Brief 5: Don’t Look Now Deadline 26/ 11/ 17 Rationale: Being the current in-house designing the Sheffield music collective I will undertake a series of print and web based projects. These will underpin they’re current promotional campaigns for events therefore I want to build upon and evolve the work I have previously produced for them. Mono No Aware Deadline 17/ 12/ 17 Rationale: This is a Japanese concept that roughly translates into the ‘awareness of impermanence’ or the ‘transience of things’ and influenced the tone and content of much of my work in 2nd year. Therefore I want to create a series of images that more specifically explore this.

Statement of intent 2  
Statement of intent 2