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University of Brighton Graphic Design Graduate Show 2011 Review

Best of Brighton's Graphic Design graduates, including work by Bryn Mackenzie, Callum Walker, George Sharp, Davy Evans and Louise Richardson. Thus concludes my Brighton show reviews.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Brighton University illustration graduate show 2011-Callum Walker
Installation by Callum Walker.

I am never as interested in Graphic Design at shows, don’t ask me why, I just generally don’t find it as appealing as pure illustration even though there is often lots of crossover. And of course there was plenty to admire at the Brighton Graphic Design and Illustration Graduate Show. Here’s my round up of the work I liked best…

Elliot Denny graphic design
Elliot Denny graphic design
I was attracted to the installation that Elliott Denny used to display his colourful dreamy graphics.

Bryn Mackenzie birdsinlove
Bryn Mackenzie type
Bryn Mackenzie soundwaves
Bryn Mackenzie played with type and drifting swathes of computer bright colours on a Soundwaves poster.

Brighton University illustration graduate show 2011-James Jack
Brighton University illustration graduate show 2011-James Jack
James Jack overlaid old photos with glittery foiled silhouettes.

Brighton University illustration graduate show 2011-Jenny ShaylerBrighton University illustration graduate show 2011-jenny
Jenny Shayler worked with neon bright ampersands and letterpress text. Follow Jenny Shayler on Twitter.

Brighton University illustration graduate show 2011-Callum Walker
Callum Walker created planets in a petri dish – photographed to mimic the night skies with a macro lens. Oh look, there’s me. Normally try to avoid that!

Brighton University illustration graduate show 2011-Callum Walker
Brighton University illustration graduate show 2011-Callum Walker
Callum Walker also celebrated the 132nd birthday of the incandescent lightbulb with a wall of volunteers who were sat in a dark room, then surprised with a bright light as a photograph was taken. The installation sat blinking fitfully as the participants blinked painfully into the lens. Very clever.

Brighton University illustration graduate show 2011-George Sharp
Brighton University illustration graduate show 2011-George SharpGeorge sharp
George Sharp created eye catching typography and graphic designs using screen print techniques.

Brighton University illustration graduate show 2011-Manda Wilks
Manda Wilks had produced some interesting monochrome patterns and papercut typography. Follow Manda Wilks on Twitter.

Brighton University illustration graduate show 2011-Davy Evans Brighton University illustration graduate show 2011-Davy Evans Brighton University illustration graduate show 2011-Davy Evans
Davy Evans worked around ideas of our impending oil crisis, using different techniques to draw attention to the fact that we burn 81 million barrels of crude oil every 24 hours. Eek!

Brighton University illustration graduate show 2011-Louise Richardson
Brighton University illustration graduate show 2011-Louise Richardson
Brighton University illustration graduate show 2011-Louise Richardson
Louise Richardson carefully carved type out of a rainbow selection of coloured pencils for her Live Love Repair project, supporting a move away from our current throwaway culture. She also put together images of skilled workmen in a book. Follow Louise Richardson on Twitter.

Brighton University illustration graduate show 2011-Louise Richardson
Always a good idea to leave a toffee out too, with a little light encouragement to write in the visitor book (I did).

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