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Free Range Graduate Shows 2012: Middlesex University Graphic Design Ba Hons Review

Middlesex graduate graphic designers were inspired by such diverse themes as social media, crafting and our obsession with cupcakes!

Written by Amelia Gregory

MDX box set graduate show
Special mention must go to the booklet which accompanied the graphic design show by Middlesex University graduates, part of a box set that was cleverly designed to emulate an old VHS cassette tape holder (complete with fuzzy noise on the website). Here’s what stood out as I raced around the show:

Middlesex University Illustration -Thomas Brand
Middlesex University Illustration -Thomas Brand
Wonderful bold design and shapely type from Thomas Brand.

Middlesex University graphic design -Januar Rianto
Middlesex University graphic design -Januar Rianto

A knowing nod to subtervising and the rise of social media by Januar Rianto, with his Fire of Each Other project.

Middlesex University graphic design Christoph Gey Design
Work by Christoph Gey Design also queried modern life.

Middlesex University graphic design -Kristell Sampaga
Middlesex University graphic design -Kristell Sampaga
Middlesex University graphic design -Kristell Sampaga
Kristell Sampaga had made some rather brilliant business cards to accompany some slightly unsettling photos.

Middlesex University graphic design Martina Niklas
Inspired by kids’ games, Martina Niklas had created The Body Game.

Middlesex University graphic design -Catharina Schaefer
Middlesex University graphic design -Catharina Schaefer
Our current passion for craft inspired a crochet poster by Catharina Schaefer

Middlesex University graphic design -lauren cooper
…and a Wool Week poster by Lauren Cooper.

Middlesex University Illustration -Fay Marney
Middlesex University Illustration -Fay Marney
This was one of the strongest displays: cupcake stand and jubilee styling from Fay Marney with Teacakes & Tiaras.

Middlesex University graphic design -Tilly Patsalis
Tilly Patsalis also found inspiration in our continuing obsession with cupcakes. Top marks for these last two ladies for actually having decent websites too… I’ve said it before and I’ll no doubt say it again – if you want to get a job, get a professional website. On reading a recent Digital Arts review of the graduate shows I’m glad to see that I am not the only one banging this particular drum.

Middlesex University graphic design -005
Lastly, special love for this laser etched ouija board, though I don’t know who the designer is.

Here’s my pick of the illustration graduates and some of the Graphic Design work I loved at last year’s New Blood show.

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