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I’ve had something in the pipeline for a few months, and yesterday it was time. My University tutor, Barrie, and one of the current 3rd years, Jess, had asked me if I would go back to Lincoln to give a talk to students. Over the past year or so I have been posting things I have learnt/advice for students so I thought I would have something a bit different to offer and said yes. Somehow I didn’t realise that...

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Even though I’ve graduated, my Uni tutors just can’t seem to get rid of me – I was back in the new building this morning… As part of Frequency Festival, Barrie invited Lisa & I to assist with the 1st year’s lesson relating to their summer project. The brief involved each student penning their own manifesto for a revolution as ‘Join the revolution’ is Frequency’s tag line for 2013. The Caseroom Press (Barrie and Philippa) will be...

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As I mentioned in my post about the MA exhibition preview, I picked up a copy of Issue 2 of the lsa&d magazine. The magazine showcases a flavour of the school of art & design as well as the achievements of different courses. Obviously I’ve just finished my degree, BA (Hons) in Graphic Design at the school so I was interested to see ‘our’ page: It made me smile when I saw that they had...

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What seems SUCH a long time a go, back in September I posted ‘The beginning of the end’. At the time I meant that it was the start of my last year of education. Now that my education is over, I’m twisting my own words and now it’s ‘the end of the beginning’. I’m really sad to have left Uni, but what I’ve come to realise is that my education is only the beginning of...

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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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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...

…-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...

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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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What’s in the window? Me! Well I’m not anymore, but I was in the window today creating a display for the auction. The Auction 13 team have been given permission to use TPH’s window to display our lovely postcards, so we set to work:            We’ve displayed the postcards that we’ve received so far on a bookcase. To create some suspense and excitement, we’ve  created a guessing game by placing tags...

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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...

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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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