ISTD 2012 - Ryan Fisher
The reasoning behind this publication comes from the idea that all fairy tales in the world today can be related back to five main themes. I used this theory to select the typefaces used, Bodoni and Didot. The first taking a heavy influence from the last. It also influenced the content and layout. The publication introduces to the reader recent articles, hidden in throw-outs, that make a comment on the reality of the tale. The titles ‘The waitress’ and ‘Woven Reality’ are on both the front and back pages but alternate opacity. This shows how tales take on elements from reality, to then become a culture or groups own. This is also shown in the publications end papers are made from a blue flower print. A quote form a Jack Zipes interview captures him saying the blue flower is ‘A well-known romantic symbol of ideal love and Utopia’. Used to accompany the idea that tales are a comment on the society, culture and literature of the time.
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ISTD 2012 - Caroline Hansford
‘It Happened On This Day…’
Typographic exploration of my chosen theme of Christmas that is factual yet clever with the use of Christmas symbols to create a fun informative book.
Over the next couple of weeks the newly formed branding team consisting of Luke Turner, Rob Cronshaw, Matt taylor & Jason McDonald will be working together combining aspects of their logo submissions to eventually come up with a great logo and accompanying overall branding for our end of year show.
Very Exciting times ahead.
Stewart Linton Professional Graphic Designer & Graduate of Lincoln
Last Friday we had our guest lecture from Stewart Linton a graduate of our very own course and University. He now works for Iris Worldwide see their website here.
Stewart graduated 2 years ago from the University of Lincoln and had some great advice on how to land yourself your first job. During the talk Stewart reminisced on his time at Lincoln, revealing his success in D&AD, winning a prestigious yellow pencil.
After a few placements after Uni and some freelance work, Stewart was offered a job at Iris, recently named Agency of the Year 2012 by MAA. Iris sounds a wonderful place to work with a wide ranging, exciting client list and 3 bars within the studio! Stewart had some interesting points on how he as primarily graphic designer, fits into an advertising agency, maybe opening up more options for some of us present at the lecture.
Stewart had a lot of advice on life after University, some of his key points:
- Keep the creative juices flowing, challenge yourself regularly
- Involve yourself in freelance to keep yourself sharp
- Actively hunt for placements and get your name out there
- Keep an archive of inspiration for future reference
You can also check out Stewart’s personal portfolio website here.
Craig Oldham from Music Design
Yesterday we were lucky enough to get a visit from Craig Oldham from Music Design.
We talked about our ideas for their ‘Fish Tank’ brief, which is very different from what we usually do in the studio, and this time we’re working in groups. We have to create an instillation piece for their meeting office inspired by a song of our choice.
A great day in the studio, can’t wait to see all the finished pieces, a really creative brief.
Friday 23rd March Stewart Linton an ex graduate from our very own course is joining us to give a lecture talk about his current work for Iris Worldwide. Check out their website here. Their clients include Sony Ericsson, Coca-Cola, Shell, Sony & Adidas.
Cargill lecture theatre. 1pm. Tickets £3.
Hope to see you there
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