After I visited the Illustration degree show, I went to look at the other creative graduate work around the Plymouth University campus. This post shows my favourite pieces from the BA (Hons) Graphic Communication with Typography show.
Sophie had on display her zine SOS #1. What I like about this zine is how noisy the graphics are, with a mix of busy shapes and active and bright colours. The black and white checkered pattern is really simple but eye-catching, and looks really great with the black text on yellow “Welcome to #1” labels.
Kaisa’s project included animation with spinning, flashing and other moving parts, and packets of stickers, to raise awareness of the lack of equal opportunities to female DJs. I think the use of equipment dials and read-outs to demonstrate the issues is clever and I like how the poster colours make them look like gig posters.
Eve’s project promoting veganism has a soft and friendly approach with a powder colour scheme and white text. It is almost the opposite of the approach taken by Kaisa above.
I really like the mixture of different text types used in James’s Analog Magazine, which includes handwritten words of different thicknesses and slopes, typed text, and text which has been printed or stamped. The magazine looks really interesting and I think it would appeal to graphic designers as well as people who are interested in vintage creative equipment like old cameras and typewriters.
Timothy Pascoe (Instagram)
Timothy has created a set of playful images that are great visual representations of the different film genres. The text is clear but unobtrusive and lets the images take centre stage.
Lucy has created a zine which draws attention to the design of really useful everyday items that we might overlook as great examples of design, but they are! I like the way she has limited her colours in each picture to give a 3-d effect to her simple lines.
Gemma has designed a set of alternative street designs that look at the sort of problems that might happen if we were to start modifying human DNA. The signs have a dry humour to them and very clear messages that provoke thought.