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So it’s that exciting time of the year where all of the degree shows start popping up. Unfortunately for anyone who follows my blog, the Lincoln Graphic Design degree show isn’t going to be a total surprise as I’ve blogged about it quite a bit. In both first and second year I ‘reviewed’ the shows  – sharing my favourite pieces of the brilliant work the 3rd year students had worked so hard on. Now that...

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A long time ago (back in November would you believe!) I posted about my business cards, but with the degree show in mind they’ve had a bit of an update: With my panel focused on my dictionary of swearing and insults, ‘Mind your language’, I decided to use my typographic explorations to match. I thought it was a good idea to get my work ‘out there’ and end up in random places. Even though creatives...

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I mentioned in my last post about being welcomed into the LSDT – Lincoln Société de Design Typographique. What is the LSDT? Philippa and Barrie began the LSDT for students that weren’t awarded ISTD but in their opinion deserved recognition. When submitting to ISTD you need quite thick skin as they are quite harsh with their feedback and particular about who they pass, but sometimes they get it wrong. Lincoln Alumni Dan Collier’s Typographic Links was failed by...

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So it crept up on us – Friday was the private view of Show Thirteen! Friends, family and the Lincoln family (alumni) all gathered to celebrate the completion of our degree: With Pimms (and Peroni and wine and lemonade) and cake kindly made by Dave and Avril, we celebrated… … and the second years ran the bar for us – thanks again guys. There were great speeches from Chris, Emma and Barrie (‘TPH has been...

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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...

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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...

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Since the last crit EVER on Friday afternoon I haven’t stopped! I edited Week #10 of the Show Thirteen videos Friday evening, shot more of my Metamorphosis time lapses on Saturday: We had a picnic… … a party complete with Limbo… … a pillow fight… … and made human pyramid! We know how to have fun in an empty room 🙂 Not wanting to waste the balloons, we had a Birthday BBQ on Sunday for...

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It’s been such a busy week; meetings, auction 13 stuff, RGB stuff, blog stuff, press & comms stuff, photos and videos. It’s all very exciting, but all very tiring. We have received 26 postcards so far and began revealing some of the creatives behind them today. Keep up to date with all Auction news here and don’t forget that bidding opens Monday 6th May and ends from 6PM Sunday 12th May! RGB is back! In February...

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WARNING: This post contains swearing! It seems like a long time ago now, but before Christmas I started working on the ISTD Sound Bites brief. After listening to several of the clips, I found swearing was a common theme and an interesting one at that. I’m not really much of a swearer, but I definitely learnt a few words during this project! I packaged my work up on Tuesday and this weekend it is auditioning at...

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The University library started a system called ‘More books’ just after christmas where students can request new books that are needed for studying/dissertation. My dissertation looks at women in Graphic Design – the attitudes, successes and problems faced. As a female about to go into the industry, it’s something that is very relevant and I find it really interesting. I found that all of the books on women and design in our library were either...

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Thursday evening I travelled to Manchester for the Roses Student Awards 2013. A while back I showed some behind the scenes photos of what Emma & I got up to whilst working on the Pen Pals brief to persuade people to get back into writing and make friends with the world! Dave kindly offered us a place to crash and so the 3 of us set off to Islington Mill to represent Lincoln. As we...

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Only the other day I was thinking about how I’ve been really good with blogging this year – 77 posts this academic year already! However now it comes to the busy part of the year and unfortunately the blog posts will probably be few and far apart. I’ve got a to-do list longer than my arm – Dissertation, ISTD, Barrie’s new project, Auction 13, Show Thirteen (check out a new designer of the day, everyday!) and...

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When I was at college, my tutor received a poster from one of his ex-students, Toby Burkill. It was an awesome poster; it was an St Brides Design Auction poster! Screen printed in a rainbow of colours, it inspired me when I finally got the opportunity to try my hand at screen printing a year later (which I can’t believe I just linked because that photo of me is horrendous but nevermind)! I hadn’t decided where I...

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