Friday, 29 June 2012
Monday, 25 June 2012
We’ll be exhibiting our student’s work in that there London this week as part of D&AD’s New Blood graduate showcase.
Please come along and say hello (if you’re in the capital).
Old Spitalfields Market, London, E1 6AA
Wednesday 27 June: 9.30am – 7pm
Thursday 28 June: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Here’s a sneak peak of our exhibition banners…
Look forward to a full report next week.
Wimbledon starts today – Hooray! Another overblown sporting event. Can’t have enough of those.
It’s a little known fact – none of us have ever heard but Captain Simon insists it’s true – that famous tenniser Bjorn Borg had one arm longer than the other due to the ferocious power of his servicing. We didn’t believe it either until the above photograph was found offering up irrefutable proof.
Thursday, 21 June 2012
The emergency services have since stood down...
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Helen (aka 'Squinty') has launched a massive assault on the graphic design world with a recent flurry of blog activity. As well as featuring more than once on the Creative Review Feed, Helen (21) has also had numerous projects featured on The Design Inspiration, Looks-Like-Good-Design, Abduzeedo, The Inspiration Hut and Cardonizer.
See even more of Helen's work here!
Monday, 18 June 2012
Rachy McKenzie (21)
Ben Barrow (21)
Presumably both of them can't win the category, so there could be a 'rumble' at the slap-up feed in Shoreditch Town Hall when the winners are announced in September.
In the meantime our congratulations go to Rachy and Ben. Well done, we're proud of you both!
Here are some snaps of the evening:
Visiting 'ex' students Gary Austin (left) and Paul Simpson & Nicole Burns (right) all 33.
Dwayne Bell (33) indulges in a subtle act of product placement while chatting to Stephen (21)
Our own 'David Bailey' Jim (don't call me Milley) Millington (33)
Toby (21) really made an effort!
Friday, 15 June 2012
Katie Roberts, submitted her D&AD project, Ministry of Sound posters, to Creative Review. They recognised a great idea when they saw it and featured the work on their newsfeed
Well done Katie!
Thursday, 14 June 2012
Jamie Hewlett of Gorillaz and Tank Girl fame has recently joined Twitter and uses it to post random pieces of sketchbook work. Despite his very modern output, it’s easy to see the tradition and love of illustrators such as Ronald Searle in his work.
I think Jamie’s work also shows that a solid appreciation and understanding of drawing will never go out of fashion or be superseded by technology or trend.
Friday, 8 June 2012
...the distinguished type designer infamous for his Microsoft screen fonts Verdana, Georgia, Tahoma etc. it's convenient to forget that Carter has also counts Big Caslon, ITC Galliard, Helvetica Compressed and Bell Centennial in his extensive portfolio.
Read the interview... http://playgallery.org/stories/carter/
There are some interesting and relevant insights into typeface design in the digital age on this video ...
Matthew Carter & Roger Black: Type - Design and Changing Technology from UM Art & Design on Vimeo.
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Do come and see us. The end of year exhibition is open as follows:
Wednesday 6 – Wednesday 13 June 2012
Brampton Road campus, Carlisle, CA3 9AY
Saturday 9 June 2012
Private view: 6.00pm-8.00pm (nibbles and drink)!
Wednesday 13 June – Arts Faculty Open Day
The exhibition ‘concept’ (we use the term loosely) is based on the fact that our beloved third year will soon be packing their bags and leaving us. With that in mind, we have assembled a huge collection of specialist ‘removal’ cardboard boxes.
Each student has customised a box to represent themselves. The results are fantastic, witty and varied.
The custom built welcome/goodbye sign was generously created by Year 2 student Ieva Bureikaite (21) who won’t even be graduating until next year (that’s how committed our students are!)
What’s on the end of the stick Petra?
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Date: Thursday 31 May
Distance from Carlisle: 100 miles
Grillust™ Operative: Tony
We’ve started our Autumn tour a little earlier this year - well Spring actually - with our very first trip to Blackpool. The weather wasn’t too kind but the people were lovely. As ever, here are a few Blackpool fast facts:
Blackpool Fast Fact 1: The world famous ‘Blackpool Rock’ is extracted from a huge quarry in the small suburb of Poulton
Blackpool Fast Fact 2: Tower plagiarist Louis Eiffel was only inspired to create the structure that carries his name after seeing the Blackpool original, during a Wallace Arnold ‘Romance of the Fylde Coast with a day’s shopping in Preston’ package tour in 1887
Blackpool Fast Fact 3: Serial Rita botherer Alan Bradley, famously met his end under a Blackpool tram in 1989 (while being watched by 26.93 million spectators)!
Blackpool Fast Fact 4: For Fish & Chips, visit the Yorkshire Fisheries in Topping Street (yummy).
Blackpool Fast Fact 5: You should go and see the Comedy Carpet