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Maria Fisher’s ‘Traumgedanken’ project proves that books can be beautiful (well, I thought so anyway)… Mmmmm 🙂 Great little detail here – a lovely balance of black & white complimented by pastel coloured threads! Traumgedanken means ‘thoughts on dreams’ in German (if you’re wondering) and I think it’s beautiful!


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As anyone who is a regular reader will know, I have quite a bit of love for triangles and geometric shapes so when I saw Anna Garforth’s work I was drooling a little… These pyramid style paper objects look quite interesting… … all made from pages of a telephone directory… … and collectively form this lovely little installation which Anna produced for Squire & Partners’ street party during the London Festival of Architecture 2010. The event celebrated...


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Container PLUS is a three woman collective (girl power!) of quirky art, graphic design, photography… basically multi talented & multidisciplinary. Today, one third of ContainerPLUS came to speak to us Lincoln Graphic Design students about their work and life in ‘The Industry’… (Really loved the Container PLUS inspired poster for this lecture –  nice work, Third year Talks team!) Nicola, Patricia and Luise (who gave our talk on her own today) create weird, wonderful and quirky...


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With it being Valentine’s day yesterday and all, I thought it was about time to post about Marian’s work seeing as I’ve had this drafted since before christmas(which is quite weird considering the subject)! Whether you are loved up or anti-valentines, theres no denying that these laser cut, used Christmas cards from 2010 are beautiful! Marian asked her friends to send her used christmas cards and 500 cards later…. … she had a lot of hearts!...


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Search ‘Zoe Bradley’ on google images and I challenge you to find work by her which is below amazing! Hah, what’s that, I win?! Yes… her work is actually amazing! If you like Yulia Broskaya’s paper magic then you will love Zoe Bradley’s installations, window displays and fashion pieces all crafted with paper. She has done work for Tiffany & Co., Selfridges, Luis Vutton, Vogue and even made Royal Mail look glamourous! I wonder how...


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The last part of the multidisciplinary project – finally! I chose to do some stamps because they are important in travel and leisure I kept with the gambling/seaside theme and created a fruit machine inspired design from lino Here is the first of the series – 3 pairs (unusual as usually 2 is a pair!) I was glad to get to do some more linocutting before the end of the year – as I have said before, I...


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It’s been a whole month today since I posted – oh how I have missed blogging! (Not really… I’ve been doing my FMP journal online everyday, but it’s still not the same – I can’t really ramble on like I can here!) I thought I would put you out of your misery, as my last post asked a question: ‘What can you make with….. …A Morrison’s Value mixing bowl A metre of green ribbon An...


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Here’s a question for you: What can you make with….. …A Morrison’s Value mixing bowl A metre of green ribbon An A1 sheet of green card An A4 sheet of red paper A black polystyrene pizza packaging tray A metre of white cotton material and A Poundland Solar Panel Garden Post Light? (which I got I.D.ed for because apparently it could be used as a weapon so you need to be 21 to buy it – so...


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I can honestly say that yesterday was the best Valentines day ever (yet)… simply because it was the first PROPER valetines day.  Without trying to sound all old, Valentines day is a disappointment when you’re young. Boys are immature and don’t make an effort – they don’t buy girls flowers or chocolates anymore, not even to say sorry. I’m not an old fashioned girl, but every girl wants a gent to whisk her off her...


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Before christmas we had been doing some bookmaking and I made 3 books in total (view them here)… And then we were set the challenge of making a book with content, which was also made from unusual materials. At first I was quite stumped on what I was going to produce – it’s always harder when the possibilities are endless I find? I didn’t recieve either of my christmas presents from my boyfriend on time…...


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Yes I realise on December 1st I said ‘next week I can apply ink and print with it’… and I did, but everything got so hectic with the CD Design and Book Design deadlines I just forgot to blog the results… After using my collagraph to emboss I couldn’t wait for the varnish to dry so I could ink it up… and it was worth the wait – I love this printing technique! The first inking...


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So yesterday afternoon I continued on adding to my series of books (which I still haven’t named yet! – I must get around to this soon!) Last week I did not take pictures of anything but I can tell you that I decided to have a go at making a hardcase japanese stab bound book so I was making my hard covers! Yesterday they were nice and dry and ready to be bound, so I pierced...


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Every Friday afternoon between 1 and 3pm we get ‘Book horny’ a.k.a a book making session takes place. Our course tutor, Mr Skinner, is quite the book enthusiast and has tried out all different techniques of binding to make small, handmade, sketchbooks With help and guidance from Mr S. I completed my first handmade book 2 weeks ago, here she is: I should have sewn her a lot tighter, but lessons have been learnt and of course, I...

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