UCA: Design, Branding and Graphic Media Treat Yourself Graduate Show 2011 Review

Loved the Treat Yourself branding from UCA degree shows at Free Range. Stand out work from Sean McCarthy and Kirsty Martin.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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I was very impressed by the UCA branding #treatyourself at the Free Range shows. Black and white stripy bags that called to mind the traditional candy striped ones for sweeties lined the walls on the way to the second floor exhibition space at Free Range. And inside visitors were enticed to take a bag in which to pop their collected business cards.

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A great idea when multiple trips to shows can result in a bag full of random bits of paper and a very confused mind. I knew about Treat Yourself because I saw it bandied about on twitter a couple of days ago, so it’s a shame they didn’t keep the social media promotion up a bit more over the weekend.

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From UCA I was drawn to the work of Sean McCarthy, who decided to tackle the Alzheimer’s with these arresting posters for A Scar on Memory Lane.

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Star Bright is a children’s book from Kirsty Martin that deals with the topics of death and grief. It follows the story of two friends, Rascal the Raccoon and Ruff the Fox and was inspired by the loss of Kirsty’s own mother. She hopes that it will help children who might find themselves in a similar situation.

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5 Responses to “UCA: Design, Branding and Graphic Media Treat Yourself Graduate Show 2011 Review”

  1. Luke Frost says:

    Hi Amelia, can I just point out that the work about Alzheimers was done by Sean McCarthy, http://www.seanmcdesign.co.uk/

  2. Hi Amelia,

    My names Sean McCarthy, I co created Treat yourself, and I’m glad you really enjoyed it..

    one slight problem, A Scar on Memory Lane was my piece of work, Alison Gardiner created the book which was next to mine. an easy mix up!

    Thank you for the lovely review!

    Sean

  3. Michael McCarthy says:

    Dear Amelia,
    I would just like to point out that “A scar on memory lane” the Alzheimers exhibit was NOT the work of Alison Gardiner, but the work of my son, Sean McCarthy. He was also Co creator and director of the exhibition. I hope you will be good enough to correct this error in your article.

    ManyThanks

    Michael McCarthy

  4. Amelia says:

    That’s all been sorted now. Sorry about that, it was very hard to see what artwork belonged to whom. x

  5. thanks Amelia much appreciated x

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