Degree Shows 2012: LCC Graphics

Here are our highlights from this year’s LCC Graphics degree show…

LCC‘s Graphics show is quite the marathon. It’s split into various sections which include Illustration, Graphic Design, Design for Advertising, Information Design, Typo/Graphics, Design for Print, plus Interaction and Moving Image. Here’s our pick of the exhibited work, starting with the Graphic Design work…

These illustrations by Sam Hamer have a touch of the Andy Rementer about them. Hamer’s book of Urban Plant Life also caught my eye:

See more of Hamer’s work at

Sacha Childs-Clarke’s trio of illustrations announce the methodology behind each one.

More at

Next to Sacha’s work was an illustration of Hannibal Lecter by Kyle Gall in the most unusual of illustration mediums:

Yes, that’s right folks, this image has been rendered in breakfast cereal.

Lora Bojinova‘s set of posters created for a fictional exhibition on Geometry in Nature at the Tate feature patterns formed the Fibonacci series.

Alexandra Whitfield also designed a set of three posters, but to advertise the science and music “lates” evenings held at the Science Museum on May 30. See more of Whitfield’s work here.

Moving up to the first floor, the Illustration work was the next thing to check out, with Louise Handyside’s Batter Land installation greeting me at the top of the stairs:

See more of Handyside’s illustration work at

Above, some of Ben Brockbank‘s Janitor Man, Traveller Man illustrations.

Sholto Douglas displayed dozens of his Nightmare World postcards. See more of his work at

Right next to Douglas’ postcards was this image by Ludovica Comucci which seemed to carry through the nightmare theme. More at And carrying on the theme again was Jack Edwards hairy hand image from his series, Doodles of a Deluded Man:

See more at

I next found myself in the Design for Typo/Graphics section where Alex May Hughes’ multi-mirror installation inspired by H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr Moreau caught my eye:

“The story itself mirrors changing Victorian society; ‘The Law’ which must be obeyed by the Best-men to give them structure and purpose,” explains Hughes. “Emulating the typographic style of Victorian glass and gold paintwork, the final works were based around key quotes from the book, creating an overwhelming wall of mirrors reflecting back on the viewer.” More at

Viet-Anh Cao’s 10 Bullets exhibit involved a computer (above) that was linked to this device:

“I wanted to reinterpret the video by Tom Saches ’10 Bullets, working to code’, following a systematic approach with the result in the form of a drawing machine.” I’m not sure how it worked, but the computer fed the machine instructions and it proceeded to “draw” the work.

Caroline Claisse created this Wheelbarrow Chair which, she explains, “tells the story of Ferdinand Cheval who committed his life to build the Palais Idéal.”

In Graphic Media Design, Laura Shehata advertised her documentary Living In Disney’s World (which looks at a town called Celebration in Florida designed by Disney) by printing off large format stills (one shown above) from the film:

See more of her work at

Alastair Oloo’s work was also great. Here’s a look at his Gentrification film:

Gentrification from WHEELS on Vimeo.

See more of his work at

Elise Anglert’s Celluloid Quilt project saw her stitch 100 rolls of 35mm film, cut into small pieces, stitched back together. Here’s the project film:

See more of Anglert’s work at

And finally, in Information Design, Yaser Hassan’s Modular 3 project looked great. For it he produced a series of typefaces created using only three shapes on different grids.

Jay Jung Hyun Yeo’s collaboration with Hwasoo Shim in response to a D&AD brief to rebrand the City of London won them a student pencil last week:

See more at

Also impressive in the Information Design section was Joshua Lee’s app entitled Europa, Jupiter’s Secret Ocean Moon. Play the above film to see it in action. Impressive. See more of Lee’s work at

As with all of our degree show posts, the work shown is just the tip of the iceberg. Do try and get along to the LCC show if you can to explore for yourself. The show runs until the end of this week (Friday July 6). Full details at

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