Our School of Design Postgraduate Show opens officially with a Private View on Tuesday 9 December from 6-9pm. To celebrate, here’s the last in our preview series, putting a spotlight on two courses with really exciting work on display.
This year MA Graphic Design students have been inspired by a diverse range of subjects from pornography to pedagogy, and their work explores the many facets of the design process from in-depth research to experimentation.
Students exhibiting this year include James Buell, whose project ‘Blink’ takes a sideways look at the future of the news. ‘Blink’, a bold electronic product, caters to a future customer so addicted to headlines and gossip that truth and accuracy carry little importance.
This random headline generator, with an inbuilt algorithm, sources key words and phrases from a wide variety of online platforms and merges them together. Future headlines include ‘Taylor Swift Detained after Shooting in Ottawa’ and ‘Boris Johnson Beheaded by Ed Miliband’.
Cleber De Campos presents ‘Skim Scan Read Copy / Rec. Live’, a project that investigates the process of mutual influence that newer and older media have over each other.
The end result is a hyper-mediated zine that discusses contemporary subjects such as surveillance, information overload, life-editing and copy.
MA Graphic Moving Image students have explored a broad range of screen-based communication designs throughout their studies, from traditional moving image such as animation, documentary, narrative shorts and broadcast design to web content, projection and video mapping.
‘The Hadron and the Higgs Installation’, a piece by Kalai Yung, aims to explain the concept behind the Hadron Collider experiment and the Higgs Boson at CERN. Driven by a desire to simplify complex ideas, Kalai’s work investigates how effective video mapping can be.
Yang Guo has used his own experience of suffering from air pollution in China in 2013 to produce ‘Stop Repeating’, an animated film that promotes engagement with environmental causes. Drawing parallels between the ‘Great Smog’ of London in 1952 that killed 12,000 people and China’s current air pollution crisis.
Come along to the huge School of Design show to see this and much more work by our talented graduating students!
School of Design: MA Contemporary Typographic Media, MA Graphic Branding and Identity, MA Graphic Design, MA Graphic Moving Image, MDes Service Design Innovation, PGCert/PGDip Design for Visual Communication
Exhibition open: Monday 8 – Saturday 13 December
Private View: Tuesday 9 December 6-9pm
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Late night opening: Thursday 11 December until 9pm