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Free Range Graduate Shows 2012: Havering College 3D and Graphic Design Review

Some great graphics from Havering College students, and a variety of interesting projects from 3D design graduates.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Havering College graduate show 2012
Simon Grove.

Last year it was the 3D design at Havering College that blew me away: this year it was the graphic designers who caught my eye at the Free Range shows.

Havering College graduate show 2012
Havering College graduate show 2012
First up Lucy DoddsTravel Beyond Leisure touched on the continuing trend for collaged work with a slightly retro feel.

Havering College graduate show 2012
Havering College graduate show 2012
Havering College graduate show 2012
Jamie Fox went for exceptionally bold posters featuring fun typography and slogans inspired by the financial crash of 2008.

Havering College graduate show 2012
Havering College graduate show 2012
Havering College graduate show 2012
Havering College graduate show 2012
Havering College graduate show 2012
Simon Grove‘s work was particularly eye catching – drawing inspiration from 50′s horror comics to create posters as an educational resource promoting the idea of organ donation.

Havering College graduate show 2012
Marc Mclean showcased his beautiful typography on plain white cards arranged across the wall.

Havering College graduate show 2012
Havering College graduate show 2012
Amy Turner‘s fun 3D work looked at the psychological, commercial and environmental impacts of packaging.

Havering College graduate show 2012
Havering College graduate show 2012
David Elmes took a swipe at the advertising industry with his retro style graphics.

Havering College graduate show 2012
Lewis Flanders used primary brights to create images inspired by feelings of happiness.

Havering College graduate show 2012
Elaine Brown was inspired by layers of metaphors and rituals from both the Egyptian and Victorian worlds to make these delicate pastel coloured bowls.

Havering College graduate show 2012
Mark Owers mixes the old and the new in his avante garde furniture designs – combining concrete and wood, laser etching and steam bending to create bold architectural pieces.

Havering College graduate show 2012
Havering College graduate show 2012
Adem Drake had fun with the laser cutter – making spiky furniture units with feet that were more fun than practical, and colourful etched pendants.

Havering College graduate show 2012
Fine art graduate Laura Webster displayed spattered furniture which was a lot of fun.

My one wish would be that the Havering College students develop an online presence… very few can be found on the internet.

See my full listing for the Free Range shows here.

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