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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