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After work this evening Jo & I popped into Conway Hall in Holborn for the Small Publishers Fair. Barrie and Philippa (our tutors from Lincoln Uni) a.k.a The Caseroom Press had a stall with some of their lovely work and of course, we wanted to show our support: ‘To thine own self be true.’ – a lovely little message looking over the hall! The retro style hall was packed with stalls and people discussing books...

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For about 3 months now I’ve been saying I wanted to go to one of The Make Escape events and this week it finally happened! Lucy, Ellie and I were looking forward to getting our craft on. We walked in to find several tables with different activities set up: From embroidery and knitting, rosettes and flowers it was a village fete themed craft night. Ellie picked embroidery whilst Lucy & I started off making rosettes...

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After exploring Platform on Wednesday evening, I decided to pop into another Clerkenwell Design Week venue to see what else was happening: I stumbled on this installation (also part of the festival) on the way to the Design Factory.. . Housed inside St John’s Gate, the Tile Mile is a collaboration between Turkish Ceramics and creatives russ + henshaw using tiles and mirrors to create an illusion: It was quite busy so a bit hard to get...

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After work on Wednesday I ventured to Clerkenwell Design Week Festival with some of the guys from work. A number of exhibitions, talks and studio open evenings were happening so Iris (Studio Manager), Heloise (Interior Designer), Jo (Senior Graphic Designer) and I went to see what all of the hype was about. Welcome to ‘Platform’: An underground venue, nicknamed House of Detention due to it’s past (a prison apparently), the exhibition showcased some of the world’s...

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Yesterday Jack & I travelled to London to visit Pick Me Up, the graphic arts festival at Somerset House. Last year Jack went with his sister Emma and her boyfriend Alex, and we met up with them to see what was on show this year. En route to catch the train I realised I hadn’t brought my camera with me – I was so annoyed with myself! Knight to the rescue – Jack let me borrow...

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I love the internet, social networking and email – it’s all so fast and easy. However, for me, there’s nothing quite like getting post. I love it! So  mix that feeling with the idea of receiving post from some of the best creatives in the world and you can just imagine; I’m like a kid at Christmas! Auction 13 is well underway and exciting envelopes stamped with our 13 have been  appearing. It’s a brilliant...

So yesterday was Halloween and Lincoln GD were celebrating in the way we know best: being creative. We did an inter-year design challenge around the end of last year and it was a good opportunity to meet some people from other years and just a great laugh. With it falling on Halloween & the 3rd years having been working on some skulls in mentoring, it made sense that we continued with the Day of the dead...

So the first project of 3rd year is over – that was quick! I’ve posted about my trip to the London museums for research and the talk about magic & tricks of the brain from Stuart Nolan, but I haven’t really talked about the brief yet. The brief asked us to choose an object from an existing museum and improve the experience; thinking about the audience, use of technology, innovative ideas and the design(graphic bits). When...

On Tuesday I attended a rubber stamp workshop ran by the lovely Stephen Fowler. I blogged about it earlier for the course blog but I still have plenty to show you here! I had heard of rubber stamping before as Lucy had one made professionally for her Limited Edition project, however I hadn’t really thought about using one. You’d be surprised what you can produce from cutting a rubber though… Stephen showed us some of his...

Want to know how to make a small, pamphlet stitch, hand-made book? Well thanks to my one of Visual Expression tutors, I can show you how to in 16 easy steps (Sounds like a lot but I’ve really broken it down)! Last Monday I was one of a few students who had a book binding workshop courtesy of Philippa. You will need: 5 A5 sheets of white paper (so 2 and a half sheets of A4)...

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I’ve had this post drafted since May but today I can finally share it with the world! The reason it’s been under wraps is because I had planned to make 3D letters as housewarming presents for my housemates but obviously I didn’t want to spoil the surprise so I’ve kept it hush hush. Yesterday was the first day that all housemates were together in our new house (and also Danielle‘s birthday – Happy Birthday!) so...

I’m a bit obsessed with paper craft atm sorry but honestly, J’adore couldn’t be more appropriate for this post about French graphic designers Zim & Zou! Now prepare yourself for a colourful trip Back to Basics, 80’s style… in paper: The amount of detail on this camera is just AMAZING! I know I’m a loser but it makes me really excited! If I owned one of these I would look at it in awe everyday… Zim...

It was great to re-discover Francisca’s work last night. I often save things into my J’adore folder and then forget about them but after a quick skim I found these beauties: I wish I could do something like this! I think I need to maybe look into learning origami or something because I would love to incorporate it into my Uni work this year – maybe a plan? I love the way the paper’s been...

I absolutely love Google Chrome’s new adverts! They are fun, creative, imaginative and quirky – check out the video below to see a KNITTED webpage! It’s weird but so nice to see such modern technology being portrayed by such simple means… They kind of remind me of Maya Rota Klein’s Adobe Photoshop Cook….. pure genius! Awwwwww the pointer is so CUUUUUTE! Nice work Google 🙂

Before you look at the book, just watch this video of people’s reactions first! Watched it? Now scroll down… 🙂                         I’m a bit book mad at the moment (Thanks to a new project – more on that later!), but Tree of codes is no ordinary book! In fact it was described by many printers as “the book you want to make just cannot be...

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