Wednesday, 30 May 2012
The end of year show will be finished by the end of this Friday but we thought we'd tease you with some photos of the 'work in progress'...
Year 3 students recreating the famous workhouse routine from Oliver!
Year 3 illustrators painting a wall (do you see what we did there?)
Lauren: "Let me out please" Onlookers: "No!"
Friday, 25 May 2012
Evan Hecox has been a hero of mine for years. I found him through his work for either Chocolate Skateboards or Carharrt Clothing. His style has evolved over the years but never really looked like anything else other than Evan Hecox’s. Graphic and bold with composition that almost makes clunking noises as it comes together, his work has always seemed crafted and calm despite it’s ‘Urban’ credentials.
Thursday, 24 May 2012
It contains 10, self-penned, toe-tapping numbers and is released on GRILLUST'S™ own Apple Crumble label.
Here's the track listing in full (all songs by Davies,Millington,Peart,Robinson,Bell,Garnett-Scott,Dodds,McCartney):
All You Need is Leading
While My Ukulele Gently Creaks
Why Don't We Do It In the Refectory?
Happiness is a Warm Bowl of Soup
She Came in Through the Studio Door
Pantone Yellow (109 C) Submarine
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
It’s that time of year again, when thoughts turn to self promotion and sending your work off into the real world. If you find yourself in this situation, Creative Review have an interesting article on a current print trend that might be worth a look - here.
And if you are interested then these are the people to get in touch with. The prices seems quite attractive to me. Newspaper Club.
From Stussy's site -
For our Summer 2012 collection, we worked with British illustrator Adrian Johnson. We met up with Adrian at his studio in Lewes.
Over the years, Liverpool born Adrian Johnson has developed a unique and strongly identifiable body of work. His trademark economical, highly crafted, graphic work is constantly evolving, whilst always maintaining a healthy distance from current trends and passing fashions. Adrian’s work has already led to a prolific working career and a client list which includes Paul Smith, Adidas, Monocle, The New York Times and Unicef. He also has exhibited work in London, New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo. Attention to detail, humor and a simple timeless sophistication mark him out as one of the leading illustrators currently practicing.
Friday, 18 May 2012
Conceptual car park? Officially open, but not for cars? How so? Well, thereby hangs a tale...
Thursday, 17 May 2012
My friends, this grillust operative has it on good authority that what you see here is the next big thing, the future, the answer to your bedding conundrums. Always with one sleepy eye to the future, I introduce to you the "Duvet" (a futuristic blanket. The magic being it's quite thick). Fling those nylon sheets out like so many used space-hoppers and slide luxuriously beneath one, yes only one, of these space-age God sends. You heard it here first folks.
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Click the picture to see more or just click here to go straight to her website.
Well done Yvette.
What we have here is a smashing little animation created by our very own Jasper Van Looveren-Baines (21) in response to a Year 1 project brief.
The students were asked to creatively document the deconstruction of an object, in this case a delightfully 'old school' TV, complete with cathode ray tube, rendered in an appropriately 'low-tech' style.
Animation isn't Jasper's only claim to fame as he is also the reigning 'student with the longest name' champion with an impressive 23 characters in his name (not including the hyphen). With a name as lengthy as Jasper's you may think he doesn't have much competition but you'd be very wrong! His rivals include:
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Price Edwards, Year 1 (21 characters)
Katherine (Katy) Thew-Thwaites, Year 2 (21 characters)
Natasha Shrimpton-Dean, Year 1 (20 characters)
You'll have to agree that's a pretty impressive list.
To ensure Jasper's long-term, long name superiority, we've been trying to encourage him to marry and then divorce in quick succession Lizzie and Katy before finally 'tying the knot' and then 'sticking' with Natasha. In so doing he would become:
Jasper Van Looveren-Baines Price Edwards Thew-Thwaites Shrimpton-Dean
a name, which has a certain ring to it.
Sadly, Jasper hasn't shown any desire to make this dream a reality.
If you think he should, please write to us at the usual address...
Friday, 11 May 2012
Thursday, 10 May 2012
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
oh and they're quite sweary, you've been warned
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
And here's the accompanying poster...
These eye-catching numbers, designed by Mica Connelly (21) of Year 3 Graphic Design were judged the winners of an Exhibition Poster competition open to all students.
Winning not only allows Mica to see her work go to print and ultimately be displayed on notice boards near and far, most importantly she receives a reward for her efforts.
What reward could it be we hear you ask? Book vouchers, art materials, hard cash?
As GRILLUST™ is fiercely proud of its Cumbrian homeland we decided to give Mica a suitably Cumbrian reward; her own weight in Kendal Mint Cake!
PS We will never reveal how many bars that was.
A: You can negotiate with a terrorist.
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
For such a larger than life personality the lecture and its execution were appropriately dynamic. The visit was timed with military precision (a technical support team preparing the ground in advance) with Kevin arriving on campus a minute before the published start time of 1.30. Sadly this left no opportunity to allow him to sample our legendary crumble...
|Kevin is officially greeted by event organiser |
Zoe Garnett-Scott. Please note: Zoe's pose is the result
of Kevin's massively charismatic hand shake - she's
not laughing at his Manchester City top.
Kevin's lecture was a customised version of his 'Winning in the Age of Now' speech and you can read a synopsis of it here.
Year 3 student Dylan Sewell (21) summed it up neatly when he was overheard saying; "I'm so inspired I'm going to have to lie down!"
The lecture was enthusiastically received by a packed house of our students and we'd all like to thank Kevin for an unforgettable afternoon.
|The many, many faces of Kevin Roberts|