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I find that living at University is sometimes a bit like being in a bubble with no TV and no newspapers. When my mum comes to visit I usually get her to update me on world affairs – that’s quite bad when I could just check the news online, isn’t it? Well I had just started getting into the habit of checking the news when the disaster in Japan occurred. Even with the advances in...


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Warning: This is going to be a long post with a lot of amazing Graphic Design – get a coffee, sit comfortably and be inspired! Studio 8 came to visit us Lincoln Students on Wednesday! It was held in ‘our’ Faculty building(Art, Architecture & Design), but I think I’ve only been in there once on an open day so it was a new experience! What a maze! Anyway, back to the important part… Studio 8...


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I’ve been a bit quiet this week, sorry! Been quite busy and stressed out, so after the hand in on Friday I basically spent all weekend in bed – a well earned rest! 🙂 I haven’t even posted about this project until it’s over – what is happening to me!? Haha Lost Formats – Technology which has been replaced, made obsolete, is long gone and forgotten…. for most people. From musical players to communication devices...


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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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So my Zine is nearly done… time to dress it now a.k.a put front & back covers on! I wanted to use a cigarette packet in the design somehow, and at first was just going to draw a cigarette packet design onto the covers BUT then a more interesting idea jumped in and took over; a cigarette packet as the cover! I wasn’t sure how it would work so made a couple of nets: When...


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Printing my zines wasn’t as smooth as I hoped it would be… You remember that lovely paper I told you about in my last post? Well I couldn’t use it because it wasn’t actually A4 – It’s a weird size; A4 length but not width! So I was pretty angry about that!! And I nearly printed my whole batch of zines with one of the wrong pages in place…. … it was a close call!...


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… a.k.a getting in the Zine mood! I wish I could get paid to blog but I don’t think it’s really a job is it? Nevermind 🙂 Working on the most confusing part of the whole Zine process right now – Imposition/pagination! Scary words right there but put simply, page order – a lot harder than you think! I’ve made it a bit harder for myself too because my Zine is A6 size – A5...


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I just read back through my last post and realised…. I haven’t really explained the artistic direction of my Zine. (Before you start reading… I’m in a chatty mood so this is going to be a lot of writing! So get a coffee & get comfy!) From my drawings you can get that I am going with what I like to call ‘Type-llustration’ – typographical illustration. It’s completely not me – I’m not an amazing...


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I am sooooo keen on the latest Visual Expression project to make a zine – my fave project so far! For those of you who don’t know what a zine is, it’s a handmade, mini magazine which has a small print run of usually 500 or less.  They are usually quirky, controversial and very experimental so the complete opposite to the Magazine project (for which I received some quite good feedback in a critique on...


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Yesterday we got all sketchy in class with some old format technology! Old Macs, Typewriters, Cameras, Floppy Disks, Stereos… the list goes on! Armed with lots of pens, pencils and paints we flexed our creative muscles: As an 80’s child (for 6 days) I decided to take the Neon approach for my stereo… Then in groups of 3 we produced a big drawing, starting from the same point but in each of our own different...


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After the Airside lecture last week, I decided I definitely wanted to go to more talks and luckily  for me the third years have got quite a few more lined up! Guest speaker for today: YCN! I had heard of YCN before because of the YCN awards but I didn’t realise they actually design too, so that was a nice discovery! Today was a free lecture and we even got free samples of energy drink...


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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...


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Over the christmas holiday we were set a project to produce an A6 type tart card. The type tart card has already been celebrated by Wallpaper magazine, St Bride’s Library and Type, where they asked designers to embrace their inner type tart and create a card. In total, 450 cards were produced and displayed at the KK Outlet in London between 22 – 29 June 2009 – I wish I could have gone because there...

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