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Back in January I attended my first Printout talk after seeing a tweet from Stack Magazines. Sorry that it’s taken me this long to get around to posting about it (oops) but after attending another Printout talk (which I’m posting on Wednesday, so check back!) I thought it was about time I got my act together. Sara & I headed to The Book Club in Shoreditch where whilst queuing, we were pleasantly surprised to be...

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Last night after work Soof (who has been interning just around the corner from gpstudio – I’m going to miss her when she goes off to Reading to start her MA!) & I headed to Covent Garden to attend the People of Print magazine launch: Print isn’t dead. Outside the London Graphic Centre things were looking a bit grey and gloomy, but inside… … it was a different story. And look, my nails matched the...

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A couple of months back I posted about a Kickstarter project – intern magazine. Well, including my £20 pledge, the £5,500 target was totally smashed and reached £7,115 which meant that this was able to happen:   Issue One of intern magazine printed and delivered to my door! As part of my pledge package, my name is printed in the backers list on the inside cover: Within Issue One there is a variety of articles,...

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Hunger is usually a negative thing – you need or want something that you don’t have. Hunger magazine is what you want and need – it is possibly the best designed magazine on the shelves right now (although I’m a fan of 1883 too). It describes itself as being ‘for the culturally and visually hungry’ and it definitely delivers! On Thursday issue #4 was released and I headed to my local WH Smiths to get...

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I realised that I’ve blogged about the development but never the actual final magazine, so here goes: Divide is a magazine produced by 6 Graphic Design students from the University of Lincoln: Emma Dawson, Amber Hadley, Tom Matthews, Sunjay Morar, Natasha Nuttall (me) and Lucy Perkins. Divide is a magazine about all areas of modern life – Social culture, the environment, men & women’s fashion, technology, politics and music, with each area having it’s own...

Earlier we had the last crit before the deadline on Thursday. After our 12 hour library stint, we were feeling quite prepared and wanted to impress Marianne, an ex-Lincolner who now works at Esterson Associates. After the crit with Steve last week, we changed quite a bit to make sure that everything was really consistent. Marianne was really helpful and gave us a few Indesign tips too. The feedback was very positive overall and the only...

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Yesterday was a long day. Team Divide spent 12 hours in the library going over everything with a fine tooth comb: After printing contact sheets of all the spreads, we all looked over them closely: Harshest crit ever! Change this. Get rid of this. Move this by half a point. This needs a full stop not a question mark. It got a little heated haha After sorting the last adjustments, the magazine begins to take...

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I’m a bit behind schedule (I went to London – more about that soon), but on Thursday we were lucky enough to have ex-Lincolner Steve Fenn visit and crit work for our group magazine project. Our tutor, Glen, and Steve looked through our magazine spreads as we explained our ethos, articles and design choices. Steve had worked at Studio8 before they split, but now has his own studio with other ex- Lincolner, Tom Pollard –...

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The past couple of weeks have been non-stop with this group magazine project. I know that I always say I’m busy, but this project is the busiest yet. This is the first ‘real’ group project we’ve had and it’s definitely been an eye opener. Working as a group takes a lot of planning, discussion, compromise and is just generally tiring. We’re aiming to impress too, so putting a lot of extra effort in… On Friday,...

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After a lot of planning, this morning it was finally time to do the photo shoot for the group project. I don’t think I’ve really mentioned about the latest project – it’s a group magazine project with the theme being ’21st century’. My group is Amber, Emma, Lucy, Sunjay, Tom and myself – with our magazine being called Divide. The brief requires us 13 pages each individually, as well as a front cover and a...

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Today was my first day back at Uni. I was so excited/nervous about going back for my final year in education – eeek! In 3rd year, students are divided into 2 classes/teams, Emigre and Zembla, which adds a bit of friendly competition. I’m in team Zembla: Go team Zembla! Zembla was a super cool literary and arts magazine. It’s unfortunately not in print  anymore, but eight issues were published between 2003 and 2005. With Vince Frost...

Happy Tri Fri! What is Tri Fri? Find out more here. This week my favourite triangular design comes from Playground: Playground are a multidisciplinary studio from Paris (Bonjour!) and worked on the art direction for some issues of Chocolate Magazine. The spreads in this post are from #22 and I love all of it… … bold, simple and something a bit different! Technically, not triangles but it technically is… … it’s awesome anyway! I wish I could...

For the past 6 weeks I have engrossed myself in re-branding Avon, a company selling cosmetics and beauty products to women since 1886. From research, I established that bad connotations were associated with Avon. ‘Out of date’, ‘cheap’, ‘for old ladies’ and ‘naff christmas presents’ were all popular responses I received when asking for opinions. After analysing the brand as a whole I felt that the main problems with Avon were: I felt that the...

I’m finding it quite hard to keep posting whilst the workload of my course gets heavier, but I WILL keep it up! Mondays we have the Visual Expression module with Philippa, Barrie (who combined are The Caseroom Press) and new girl, Isil. I briefly mentioned a couple of posts back, that we were starting to produce work for the Penguin Award Book Cover Competition. Now that it’s Week 4 (deadline is Week 6 – Eeeeeeeek!), that is...

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