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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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I think it’s easier to look at design when you can’t understand the content and this work by Patricio Murphy is the perfect example. I’m not distracted by the text; all I can see is the modern, dynamic layout and imagery. I don’t understand Argentinian, so luckily  it says a bit about the project on Patricio’s Behance – below is a programme for Glow festival… The layout has so many interesting components, with the tables...

Earlier today I went to a guest lecture by Chris Rain of Airside – a London based ‘creative agency’ with quite a heavy Japanese style influence. They work across basically all of the disciplines; graphic design, illustration, digital, interactive and moving image. Firstly, I love their logo: Simple but cool and I like how they don’t need to show all parts of the letters for it to still be legible! I think it probably works better as...

It’s all a bit exciting when you get live briefs – a chance to get your work out into the real world! Still, a bit daunting too! This month Amy, who currently does most of the nightlife flyers/design work, kindly persuaded SCY to start a design competition. This is going to be a monthly thing hopefully so watch this space! The brief was to create an A6  flyer for a new night at nightclub SCY,...

So the last time I posted about this was…. February. I was developing some kind of promotional item and was thinking of doing an air freshner for a car Above, is an existing air freshner that I had in my car (haven’t actually used it until now though!). I wanted to use this as a basis for the size of my air freshner, so I tried to take pictures from roughly the same angle to make comparison easier later on…  ...

Update! After deciding I wasn’t happy with the background image (of the road) I searched for more images… until I found one that I think works a lot better: Better? What do you think? I’ve also edited the buttons on the steering wheel and the speedometer so that it reads correctly instead of blurry, back to front numbers! Did you even notice? Comments? Well I’m happy with it anyway… so I moved onto putting it...

Who remembers this? Well… 2 days before the advertising project was to be handed in an accident occured with my memory stick (I leant my friend Sophie my memory stick to get some printmaking pictures when she deleted my advertising project folder because she thought it was her memory stick)… so I didn’t have anything to hand in and I lost the PSD version of the above advert so could not edit it because PNGs don’t have layers! So I’ve had...

I found this video via Effektive – who I J’adore haha If you love printmaking, letterpress, typography, posters or just Graphic Design in general…. you MUST watch this! 8 minutes of your life, well spent/enjoyed. I love the opening quote: ‘Advertising without posters is like fishing without worms(have I got that right?)’ And I just love everything in this video – I wish I could go to Nashville to see it all happening/ get my own...

Since finishing the brick advertising challenge I have been working on another advertising brief. We have been challenged to create an advertising campaign for a charity or cause and I have chosen to try and stop texting while driving. Did you know that texting whilst driving is 3 times more dangerous than drink driving!? A study by the RAC Foundation found that reaction times were slowed by 35% when 17-24year olds drove while reading and...

You might remember me mentioning our first advertising brief in which we had to sell a brick for leisure purposes? Well here is the end result… I tackled the ‘Pet coffin’ idea (you can see Danielle’s fruit crusher here) And then I put it into situation on the back of a bus… which we kinda laughed at afterwards because of the whole ‘Send them to a safe place’ and travelling on the bus thing… Uhoh...

….When you find out how to, let me know 🙂 The next advertising challenge involves selling a brick for leisure purposes! It’s a group project (thankfully) and I’m working with Danielle and Julius – we are the team to trust! It’s a 3 week project, and we are now into the 2nd week. Last week we brainstormed and presented our initial ideas and scamps. The ideas that have made it through to ‘bootcamp’ are: –...

Welcome to my September Packaging Special! Basically, the other week I had a bit of a splurge on theDieline which is a website which has loads of great packaging examples from around the world! I found quite a few REALLY nice pieces of packaging (great examples of innovation, clever branding, nice colour scheme etc) and I saved them all… and now instead of doing a post on each piece, I’m going to do a Packaging Special! Hopefully I...

…. this post has been blank for 2 days now and yet, it has had 20 views! 🙂 Although, I have found out that most of these may just be from Mr Skinner refreshing the page haha But anyway, my blog decided to go into some kind of spaz mode so I wrote this post out and then published it and it came out blank! BUT it’s fixed now so yay :)… on to the post!...

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