Special mention must go to the booklet which accompanied the graphic design show by Middlesex University graduates, part of a box set that was cleverly designed to emulate an old VHS cassette tape holder (complete with fuzzy noise on the website). Here’s what stood out as I raced around the show:
Wonderful bold design and shapely type from Thomas Brand.
A knowing nod to subtervising and the rise of social media by Januar Rianto, with his Fire of Each Other project.
Work by Christoph Gey Design also queried modern life.
Kristell Sampaga had made some rather brilliant business cards to accompany some slightly unsettling photos.
Inspired by kids’ games, Martina Niklas had created The Body Game.
Our current passion for craft inspired a crochet poster by Catharina Schaefer…
…and a Wool Week poster by Lauren Cooper.
This was one of the strongest displays: cupcake stand and jubilee styling from Fay Marney with Teacakes & Tiaras.
Tilly Patsalis also found inspiration in our continuing obsession with cupcakes. Top marks for these last two ladies for actually having decent websites too… I’ve said it before and I’ll no doubt say it again – if you want to get a job, get a professional website. On reading a recent Digital Arts review of the graduate shows I’m glad to see that I am not the only one banging this particular drum.
Lastly, special love for this laser etched ouija board, though I don’t know who the designer is.
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