Jonny Durgan.

- Immerse yourself in inspiration. – ‘Creativity is all about connecting things’. – Use old things to create a new style, and recreate what has already been done. – Don’t think of using inspiration as copying, important to add your own mark on the work though. – Make the boring interesting, it shows skill and …

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Curated by… Paul Davis.

Paul Davis was not an illustrator I normally would have looked at. Creating controversial work, and even losing clients over it is both inspiring and something to take heed from. Although I aspire to be a designer that opens people’s eyes and gets people talking I don’t want to put people off my work. My …

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Reverse Archaeology.

Design fiction is defined as a method of critical design that uses fictional and narrative scenarios to envision, explain and raise questions about the possible future for design and society. For example, Kelli Anderson producing an exact replica of the New York Times and handing it out and convincing people of the foreseeable future. The …

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The Issue With Food.

Design and Intervention: Having explored your subject matter design an intervention that could make a positive solution to a problem/issue that you have identified. Following on from the Spin brief waste was a large topic, but that interested me a lot as I see it happening on a daily basis at work. The reverse archeology workshop …

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‘Presumption’. ***

A play at the crucible. Not normally one to run to see plays, this was a slightly foreign experience. The whole play was based around one relationship and the workings, and questioning the audience about what relationships mean and why we have them. The play showed a couple through the ups and downs of the …

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Statement of Intent.

Graphic design is often a misunderstood subject, generalised by people that don’t see that design is all around them, educating and informing them in their everyday life. Your practice is decided by what you enjoy, how successfully you can communicate without words. As a designer it’s important to be able to relay a message without …

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Annotated Bibliography.

Draft list of things to look into: – Wolff Olins. – Photography in design. – Mother (NY) – Packaging. – Branding and advertising. – Kelli Anderson. – Stephanie Prosavec. – Brendan Dawes. – Infographics. – Pentagram. – Martin Klimas. – Alexander McQueen. Final list: – Alexander Mcqueen. Why is it important/relevant to me?  Although not …

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“Disguising food.” Waste.

Between them, Asda, Co-operative Food, M&S, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose – accounting for around 87% of the UK grocery market – were responsible for the disposal of 200,000 tonnes of food in 2013.  Every year in the UK 18 million tonnes of food end up in landfill.   

Going skipping?

Thinking about going skipping but is it illegal? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-13037808 According to the law in England and Wales: “A person commits theft if he dishonestly appropriates property belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it.” Just because someone throws something away, does not mean they don’t own it. So if it …

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New Brief.

Food/Structure/Play. Required to create an edible response to the title food/structure/play. The food should be used to communicate a message rather than just looking like something. Should consider colour, aesthetics but also taste (whether it’s good or bad).  All processes should be documented and presented with the result.  I am excited to start on this …

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