Innovative Graphic Design Work From The London College of Communication
This past December, ARTS THREAD visited the MA Graphic Design show at LCC at its Elephant & Castle site.
This December ARTS THREAD visited the MA Graphic Design show at LCC at its Elephant & Castle site.
Jun Liu’s project is based around the theme of using letterpress in a contemporary context and she has used the Nintendo best-selling video game Super Mario Bros. as a subject – using her own hand-made letter ‘blocks’ to make up the pixel-based character and type into colour letterpress prints. The prints were for sale at the show.
Sergio Garcia’s work has the title Hypertext in the analog context of the book and explores how the system’s nonlinear way of reading that branches the text and allows the reader different pathways can be adapted to a book format. Sergio’s book sees how far these hypertextual elements can work in printed form.
Sergio was also one of a team of four who created the MA Graphic Design show catalogue, printed by London co-operative Calverts on 100% recycled paper and using vegetable oil based inks.
Georgia Evagorou’s project is entitled Representing Cypriot Identity and examines the issues of Cypriot Greek, which has a distinct dialect separate from standard Greek. ‘As the Greek alphabet fails to represent all of the sounds in the Cypriot dialect, this project suggests a phonetically more adequate spelling system of the Cypriot dialect through the design of seven additional glyphs that will give to Cypriots a better script to express their language and their identity more efficiently.’
Borna Izadpanah has created an elegant bilingual typeface called Borzoo, that works across latin and farsi.
The Hybrid City by Matthieu Regout is a new visual identity for Brussels, based on a series of rules determined by the mix of cultures within the city, based around three colours.
Rengina Souli’s Orchestra notation is aimed at classical music and ‘uses information design principles in order to provide an additional interpretation to the listener. The aim of the notation is to appreciate the music structure. It also describes music elements of the orchestra, such as pitch, time duration, instrumentation and dynamics of volume.’
Brian Curley’s Interactive Design Workshop came complete in a slick yellow, black and white box and is ‘a graphic design project devoted to the theory, execution and enjoyment of design education’. This particular workshop is based around how to communicate your design work and ideas to a client.
Object Narrative by Hsi-Ting Yang looks at communication through using objects rather than words. Hsi-Ting’s book tells a story three ways – in line drawings, photographs and also in words.
Polina Pakhomova’s Generations of Winter is a new visual interpretation of the historical novel Generations of Winters written in the 1990s by Russian writer Vasily Aksyonov. Stalin’s repression and The Great Terror is the main theme of Polina’s work which sets out portraits with names and dates of 500 people who died through The Great Terror.
Originally published on the ArtsThread blog. Republished with kind permission.
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