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BA Graphic Design Exhibition

Last night I went to the private viewing of Glasgow Clyde College: Cardonald Campus’s BA Graphic Design exhibition. It was great to see both my classmates and my own work up on display. Samples of our books were available for a closer look at the real thing, and it was great to see the progress made over the last year. Here’s an image of my boards on display. Some samples of our work can be seen on the graphics website here.

New Work: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: A Modern Tale

I have just released images of my newest work, a series of pop-up books celebrating the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The books have a modern day twist with images and phrases relating to current trends. You can view the work here. As previously mentioned in an earlier post, I was never one for crafts growing up. Throughout my degree year I found myself coming up with crazy ideas, falling in love with them, then panicking as soon as I realised I would actually have to make the things by hand. I researched thoroughly into ways of producing each idea then had to be brave and take a risk in order to produce each project. Buying endless amounts of rice-like paper for my Chinese lantern, struggling to find a printer that would actually print on it, then taking four hours straight to make the final product was hard work, but worth it in the end. The same goes for the pop-up books as I literally sweated it out to cut each pop up fold as neat as I could, giving myself a headache from the intense concentration. Although my finished projects aren’t perfect, I think sometimes it’s worth taking a…

Notebook Experiment

Last week I designed a pattern developed from previous watercolour designs. I have always had a love for stationery so decided to print the design onto a notebook cover out of curiosity. When I was younger I would go to WHSmith and just stand for ages looking in awe at the stationery collections. This has carried on even until now and I often buy stationery from Paperchase or any gift shop due to it’s stylish cover. (I know they say never judge a book by its cover, but in my eyes notebooks don’t count!) My room is filled with empty notebooks purely because I loved the cover but don’t have anything interesting enough to put inside and in my mind a terrible filling is like disrespecting the design (weird I know). Anyway, the pictures aren’t great but I am quite happy with the results. The notebook is a hardback with blank inside pages. I have decided to experiment a bit further and develop new patterns and prints for fun which I may blog about later. In the meantime, I now have another notebook to hopefully one day fill.

Watercolour Patterns

                  I have always been attracted to vibrant colours so decided to develop a range of watercolour digital images. I created these designs and feel I could try and design some prints with them. I feel this pattern may also look good on scarves, phone covers and notebooks so I might do some research into potential printers. I am interested in selling prints and designs on products but there are so many avenues and rules and regulations out there it all gets a bit confusing!