Installation by Callum Walker.
I am never as interested in Graphic Design at shows, dosage don’t ask me why, viagra order 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…
I was attracted to the installation that Elliott Denny used to display his colourful dreamy graphics.
Bryn Mackenzie played with type and drifting swathes of computer bright colours on a Soundwaves poster.
James Jack overlaid old photos with glittery foiled silhouettes.
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.
George Sharp created eye catching typography and graphic designs using screen print techniques.
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!
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.
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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