Degree Shows 2011: Lincoln

The graphic design course at the University of Lincoln has certainly become one to watch in recent years. Here’s what caught our eye from this year’s graduates

The graphic design course at the University of Lincoln has certainly become one to watch in recent years. Here’s what caught our eye from this year’s graduates


First up is Luke Ochrombel‘s response to the ISTD 2010 brief based on the number 100. It’s a a kinetic type animation of a key piece of dialogue from Stanley Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove


The RSA’s Giving and Getting brief to students asked for a scheme that would make it easier for charities to ask for money and easier for people to donate. Jennie Plant’s response was to introduce playful elements into a car park on behalf of CHIPS (Children’s Integrated Playschemes). Kids could encourage their parents to park in a particular coloured spot while games like hopscotch could brighten up dreary interiors.


We liked Anna Sangha‘s Corrupt Corporation project “to make the public more aware of how corrupt corporations are, what methods they use to get consumers to by their products and get them to believe in their corporation/ brand”.


Rick Green was one of several students to tackle an ISTD brief to redesign Edwin Abbott’s satirical novella Flatland. He also designed a rather nice range of Italian foods is response to a brief set by the Roses to redesign something in a supermarket.


We also liked Ric Gravina‘s series of scientific book covers for Pelican.


And Daniel Firth‘s identity for a tattoo parlour.


TapTone is Sophie Adams‘ idea for an iPhone app “based on the idea of rekindling the relationship between illustration and music now that downloading is the most popular format. The user taps along to the music they are listening to on the screen and creates an abstract animation”.


Emma Benwell was another to tackle the Flatland brief, here concentrating on relationships between the sexes in Abbott’s imagined 2D geometric world.


Unfortunately many students still fail to realise the importance of having a working website that creates a great first impression. Not so Matt Crowe – check out the image from his home page.


And finally a joint installation project from Matt Young, Chris Taylor, Dan Scase, Dan Unsworth and Ric Gravina (see above) that just about sums up how most final year students will have been feeling over the past few months.

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