This week it’s been all about planning my panel (planel) in preparation for Show Thirteen. I’ve chosen to just show one project (you’ll be able to see the rest of my work in my portfolio next to it!) and it was approved:
Oh look, there’s Barrie arrrsss-ing around!
The tutors have placed everyone now so we can get to work on our panels – some people have painted their panel but I’m keeping mine white as I think my swear words are colourful enough I’ve not got anything to hang just yet as the plotter broke this afternoon (typical!) so I’m just using odd ends of paper at the moment:
Can’t wait to get it all finished. The Private View night isn’t too far away now – eeek!
In other news, I’ve also been working on finishing my Metamorphosis project:
It’s only taken about 3 days to cut, photograph and edit all of these. I’m still waiting for all of the feeling to come back in my fingers from all the scalpel-ing!
Oh, also take a look at the quick video invite I made for Show Thirteen:
I’m looking forward to meeting some new people between 1st and 14th of June – are you coming to see Show Thirteen? Now back to work I go…
Being part of the Auction 13 team has been hard work, but really rewarding and enjoyable. Liaising with designers has been a great experience and receiving their designs was so exciting.
We received 25 brilliant postcards to begin with and raised £197.14, which is amazing – we never expected to raise that amount of money!
I had my eye on one postcard in particular, and after a bidding battle, I won it:
I placed the highest bid of Auction 13 (so far – we still have 8 postcards live at the moment) and it was worth every penny – it’s beautiful.
Alan Kitching‘s letter pressed postcard is a sample of his newest typographic maps which are currently on show at Pencil to Pixel in New York. I noticed it from Vicky Heinlein’s blog post which was retweeted by Eye Magazine:
I’ve loved Alan’s work for a while now – it’s so simple, bold and colourful. I’m so happy to own an original print of his and will definitely be getting it framed!
Thanks to Alan and all of the artists involved with Auction 13 – we can’t thank you enough. We know you’re all super busy, but really appreciate you remembering what it’s like to be a student and helping us out. Hopefully I will be able to do the same in 20 years or so… who knows?
Remember, there’s still 8 postcards to bid on, ending tomorrow from 6PM – Seb Lester, Design by St, Elmwood, Catherine Zask, Manny Ling, The Caseroom Press, Deutsche and Japaner and Jack Crossing. Get yourself to ebay, bag a unique piece of design and support Lincoln’s Graphic Design students – Show Thirteen.
Happy Triangle Friday! I’m still in that busy period at the moment so you’ll have to bear with me, but of course I can’t miss Tri Fri!
I’ve not spent much time sleeping recently but the sleep I have had has been enhanced due to the recent purchase of a tri-tastic duvet! You might have spotted it when I posted a snippet from my new additions to the Metamorphosis project:
I was in Wilkinsons with Glen and Sara when they said they’d seen something that was ‘me’. Once I’d seen it, I couldn’t resist buying it and it was a bargain too – £12 I think. It appears that the double is now sold out, but if you have a single bed triangle dreams are still available to you!
And to complete the triangle lifestyle, you can buy a matching cushion and picnic items:
Thanks to Wilkinsons, we’re now able to actually eat, sleep and breathe triangles Has anyone bought any of this set or seen any other tri-tastic homeware? As always get in touch if you have – I’d love to see it/buy it all. Enjoy the weekend and I wish triangle dreams to you all!
…-trick. hat-trick‘s Jim Sutherland visited Lincoln as part of the Chitter-Chatter talks series. I remember going to his talk two years ago when I was a 1st year and being really inspired. Ever since then I’ve kept an eye on their work and was really excited to hear that Jim would be doing another talk.
For the full low down, read what I wrote on the Show Thirteen blog.
I briefly talked about their work for the Horniman Museum & Gardens but I need to show you something:
So they cleverly use brackets as a way of linking different collections, create a H and patterns for merchandise. Did anyone notice this:
Does anyone remember my YCN i newspaper campaign from last year?
I used the bracket as a fun, moustache icon. Seems like the guys at hat-trick and I are on the same wave length… I’m going to take that as a good sign! Maybe I belong at hat-trick?
I asked Jim a question about how to stand out from the crowd of students applying for internships at hat-trick and in return he gave out some ‘prizes’. The choice was either some hat-trick playing cards (which I love) or a box with a book in. I didn’t know what book was in the box but I think that’s why I chose it – I like a bit of mystery. Inside the box was a beautiful 900 page mini book of every hat-trick project – ‘In brief‘:
Ooooh look, there’s the Illuminating Victoria alphabet hoarding project – a bit of a personal fave! So I’m glad I chose the book – tonnes of hat-trick inspiration at my finger tips. It was a brilliant talk and a lovely surprise to see that an idea that I’d produced in 2nd year had also been thought of by experienced designers at hat-trick.
Thanks for the talk and helpful advice Jim – expect something soon, hat-trick!
Happy Triangle Friday – It’s been a long day!
This week, I’ve got something really relevant to what I’ve been busy with recently. Since January I’ve been part of the Auction 13 team and it’s finally the week of the auction! We’ve got 25 brilliant postcards up for grabs here so go and bid on your favourite now – all of the money raised goes towards my degree show, Show Thirteen.
We asked The Caseroom Press, our tutors Philippa and Barrie, to contribute and today we received their postcard:
I’m really smiley because… it’s a triangle!
Barrie typed it on his typewriter in black and red – it’s lovely.
I will definitely be bidding on this one when it goes up on Auction 13. Have a tri-tastic weekend and get your bids in before 6PM on Sunday here. And as always, get in touch if you find anything triangle related.