Degree Shows 2011: Norwich

Highlights from the Graphic Design, Design for Publishing, Graphic Communication, Textiles and Illustration shows at Norwich University College of the Arts

Highlights from the Graphic Design, Design for Publishing, Graphic Communication, Textiles and Illustration shows at Norwich University College of the Arts

Dotted around several sites in the city centre, the graduates of NUCA have produced some really strong shows this year.

The National Maritime Museum is soon to unveil its new identity by Someone – will it be as good as this clever idea by Jamin Galea from the Graphic Design course?

Here it is applied to a bag

and business cards

 

 

From Luke Burroughs on the Design for Publishing course, Exposé, ‘the anti-fashion magazine that aims to shed light on the problems/issues that go unnoticed in the fashion industry’.

Also by Burroughs was a very nice series of book covers (one shown)

 

Also from the Design for Publishing course, Heather Elliott created this programme for the Ginger Jamboree “a free one-day event that would be held in Hyde Park London, to celebrate red hair”

She also showed The Paper 2012, a publication “to build hype for the London Olympics”

 

Rachel Price, on the Graphic Design course, created this series of typographic cereal boxes, providing plenty to read at the breakfast table

 

A nice idea for Penguin from Gareth Edwards

 

More good packaging ideas from Rachel Gidlow

 

And Thomas Fleet

This just a small selection, for more information or to reach those students without websites, contact senior lecturer Lucy Blazey, l.blazey@nuca.ac.uk

The Graphic Communication show took a different route with each students being asked to select single strong images that were made into posters. This is by Oliver Milner-Smith

 

and this by Nick Bond

The rest of the students’ work was then displayed in a separate room in a series of nicely made cardboard boxes as well as via a big-screen projection.

Milner-Smith’s other work included flyers for DJ French Kriss

 

In Textiles there was also some graphically interesting work.I particularly liked Emily Charman’s take on modern Britain

 

And Amy Deacon turned images of dreary 70s office blocks into quite beautiful patterns

Which, of the shows I was able to get round yesterday, leaves Illustration which was one of the strongest student illustration shows I’ve seen.

First up, Adam Avery who produced this lovely screenprinted publication for sale at the show, as well as having a very strong all-round portfolio

 

As a contrast, I also liked Matthew Craven‘s dark and quite disturbing work

 

Loved this series from Alyx Hardy

Prints from Dale Wylie‘s book Phyllis which is based around a woman’s love of funerals

 

Billy Glinn’s beautifully drawn and lettered series on how to skin and gut a rabbit

 

Olivia West produced an intriguing series for the book The Officers’ Ward by Marc Dugain, about a World War One hospital ward for facially disfigured soldiers

 

Thomas Kerr created this series for a calendar entitled A Year in Miserable Realisations

But it wasn’t all doom and gloom, here’s a series from Jon Roe is response to The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis

 

And some nice reportage work by Ben Rothery

 

And this story from Guy Roberts

And from Natasha Kinrade

And Emily Manning who created a series of signs for East Anglian towns and villages, including Aldeburgh

 

It was a really good show with far more good work than there is space for here. Please check out the show website for more here

 

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  • http://www.pannett.co.uk Pannett

    Some great work, love Jamin’s NMM branding work, Rachel’s M&S tea packaging and the Exposé publication looks grand. Well done Norwich, good luck to you all.

  • http://www.SomeOneInLondon.com Simon Manchipp

    Loving the Branding created for NMM by Jamin Galea…

    good to see some strong, smart, sweet graphics…

    unlike the RCA Private View last night… where I found it hard to find any!

  • http://www.gerbiltea.com gerbiltea

    Wow so much great work. Well done!

  • http://www.theoinglis.co.uk/ Theo

    Very glad to see you haven’t missed out Norwich. Come again next year when Im graduating please!

  • http://www.crav.co.uk Matthew Craven

    Fantastic! Thank you for including my work and… (cough cough…) my name is MATT Craven not NICK Craven lol. Thanks for the link btw.

  • http://www.crav.co.uk Matthew Craven

    You can see all the illustrator’s work at a the new Norwich Illustration website I made. It features the last four years of Norwich students: http://norwichillustration.com

  • http://www.delicious.com/nicmaffei Nicolas P Maffei

    Fantastic work!
    Congratulations Norwich!
    Thanks CR for having a look.
    NicolasPMaffei

  • http://www.uprinting.com/print-templates/brochures/ Brochure Template

    Very artistic! Thumbs up for that!

  • http://www.justinlamb.co.uk Justin Lamb

    Excellent work by all, I especially love the NMM branding and the cereal packaging. The illustration show definitely had a dark theme running through it!

  • Fran

    Astounding range here, really beautiful stuff. The illustrators in particular have produced some jaw-droppers. Absolutely love Ben Rothery’s work.

  • http://www.nicholls-design.com David Nicholls

    Really great work. See you all soon!

  • http://www.twitter.com/schdesign sara scharaf

    fantastic! amazing work :)

  • http://cargocollective.com/iancaulkett Ian C

    Hooray!

    Well done Norwich, some great stuff! Makes me proud to be an ex student

  • http://www.dowlingduncan.com John Dowling

    Wow, some excellent projects here. Loving the work from the illustration course and also The National Maritime Museum identity by Jamin Galea from the Graphic Design course. Fantastic ideas throughout, beautifully executed. Norwich should be well proud of both courses.

    .

  • PatrickBurgoyne

    Hi Matthew

    sorry about that – been corrected now

  • http://createfreethinking.blogspot.com/ Jo

    Really fantastic work, loving the National Maritime Museum ident and Amy Deacon’s office block patterns.

  • http://www.foamagency.com Phil Clandillon

    Really great standard from Norwich – all fantastic bits of work. I particularly loved the NMM identity and the cereal boxes.

  • Jem

    Is it just me that reads Nick Fleet’s packaging as ‘Cunters’?

  • http://thatfakemagazine.com/ Kerry Leslie

    Brilliant work, stand outs for me – Amy Deacon’s office block patterns, Thomas Fleet’s Galaxy counter’s packaging and Milner Smith’s DJ Posters. Well done to all!

  • http://www.behance.net/35studio Neil Hedger

    Well done everyone… An ideas packed year with real craft. See you all at New Blood.

  • http://www.stripeyhorsecreative.com brand

    Some really great looking work. I love this time of year, all the invites to degree shows coming through our door.

  • Charles W.

    Patrick, you are a sick puppy. Aside from the work by Amy Deacon and Natasha Kinrade, I don’t especially want any of these images in my head…certainly not in my home.

  • http://tmyie.tumblr.com Tom Julian Hume

    Really enjoyed this. Especially Matthew Craven, Amy Deacon and Rachel Price’s. Some of the freshest on t’web x

  • Ben

    The NMM branding was a definite stand out at D&AD last night….very clever. Great idea, executed beautifully. Need more student work like this.

  • http://www.morethanart.co.uk Paul Young

    Is this what used to be The Norfolk Institute of Art & Design?
    V. Good work… I also read ‘cunters’ on the galaxy packaging…

  • Glyn Brewerton

    Dear Patrick,

    This is fantastic. It is extremely encouraging to have so much positive support for the design courses. Yourself and Tamlyn Francis have been very supportive over the last few weeks, particularly for illustration. Nothing wrong with a bit of dark either.

    Many thanks

    Glyn

  • http://amydeacon.tumblr.com Amy Deacon

    Dear Patrick,

    I know it’s a late input but I would like to say thank you very much for including me in this post on our degree show. It’s brilliant to see the friends I’ve known for the past 3 years get such praise for the hard work they’ve put in.

    Thanks again!!
    Amy Deacon.