Degree Shows 08: Central St Martins Graphic Design

Tis the degree show season and, now that we have sent our July issue happily off to print, CR’s editorial team is attempting to get out and about to as many of them as possible. First up, Central St Martins BA (hons) Graphic Design

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Tis the degree show season and, now that we have sent our July issue happily off to print, CR’s editorial team is attempting to get out and about to as many of them as possible. First up, Central St Martins BA (hons) Graphic Design

Among the highlights was this portrait of Amy Winehouse by Katie Anne Harrison, part of a series looking at the self-destructive tendencies of certain female celebrities. katieannneharrison@gmail.com

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Clara Brizard produced this set of die-cut posters featuring German type crumpetoria@yahoo.com

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We also liked The Italic Poster by Eivind Søreng Molvaer

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And this amazing letterpress installation on the history of the book by Diego Ulrich

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And, in the Advertising section, this idea for an Orange campaign from Helga Stentzel caught our eye. Graphic posters on the platforms of the DLR are transformed into symbols of happiness and future brightness when viewed through orange-tinted glass in the train windows helga.stentzel@gmail.com

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The show is at The Bargehouse (just behind the Oxo Tower), Barge House St, London SE1 9PH, but closes today at 6pm.

We will be posting from more degree shows over the next two weeks plus, in CR’s September issue, we will be devoting 12 pages to work from this year’s graduates.

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Detail from last year’s Central Saint Martins graphic design show catalogue (by Oscar & Ewan). Degree shows offer a great opportunity for graduates to direct attention to themselves and their work. You’d never guess…
It’s that time of year again: the student degree shows are about to kick off and, potentially, launch the career of many a future creative star. Here at CR we do our best to see as many shows as we can and have compiled a list of some of the main ones to see this year, from all over the UK. For those of you who like to see as much work as possible in one place, we’ve also got details on the group shows from D&AD, Free Range and New Designers that showcase the work of hundreds of colleges. And if you want to add details of any other shows we haven’t included here, then please leave all the relevant info as a comment…

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