This time last year we were finishing uni and taking down our work at P3 ready for exhibiting our work at the D&AD. It’s be really strange how one year has already gone so fast………My day started with the realisation that I missed out on the Westminster BA Illustration 2010 Degree show which for some reason only lasted for two days. Ah my bad.

Well anyway I decided to check out Central Saint Martins BA Graphic Design show down at Shoreditch High Street today and I was pretty impressed with what the students produced.

There was a variety of work to look at and how each student has taken their own personal approach to graphic design/ visual communication as a whole which made the show all the more interesting. From glitchy animations to installations I particularly loved the works above and below. Unfortunately I didn’t write down any of the students names so massive apologies for images with no credit!

There was a section about illustration and I think it was more to do with a module or something (please feel free to correct me as I was absorbing all the lovely work i didn’t read the info, gaaah!!) The images below are from this section.

I had to pull myself away from the shop, there was so many prints for sale and quirky handmade books. All I have to say is well done guys!

More photos of the show here.

Through the power of Twitter I met up with Thereza Rowe, Simon Wild, June Chanpoomidole, Emma Cowley, Kate Slater and Amelia Gregory for a day trip to Somerset House to see Pick Me Up. The day started off with meeting and greeting with Simon, Kate and Amelia which was really good to finally see them in real life! Of course we didn’t know what they look like so it was quite fun for the first 20 minutes to pick and point a random person! Us guys meaning Thereza, Emma and June were all on the same course (Thereza joined our class during the last semester/module.)

Amelia’s Magazine: Screenshot of the article about Pick Me Up with a picture of us posing. Nice.

It was well worth the money, for £5 you can’t go wrong with that. Here’s some photos from the show and if you’d like to see more go to my Flickr page. And I apologise for the quality, my crappy iphone doesn’t do any justice for the beautiful artwork! It also kept on turning it self off. Useless piece of crap………..

Peepshow Collective: Luke Best Love, love, love his work.

Some examples of zines from the Nobrow stand. I really should have taken more photos of their magazines and cushions, they had a really nice display too. I also had a good sniff at the magazines, you know THAT smell of new, freshly printed magazines. Ha. And just right next to the Nobrow stand was Le Gun, a rather funny piece. They had a big arse on the wall and when you stick your head in between the crack it revealed a magical and fantasy world. Unfortunately I don’t have any photos to illustrate this bum point.

Rob Ryan. We all got super giddy when we saw the temporary work space! All four walls were covered in bits of samples, cards, prints, doodles and drawings, inspirational images and oh my goodness I hope my studio will look like this one day! It was fascinating to see how he works as there were examples of drawn out images on paper ready to be cut to show you the step by step process.

Print Club London. This room was covered in prints and more prints and there was also someone screen printing at the back, it was quite over whelming but in a good way!  For me it was great to see the way in which people work and to see how visual language can be expressed and explored through the various mediums 🙂

Shoe Gazer Blog

So my blog is looking pretty poor at the moment, well that’s because we moved about a week or so ago and i’ve been snowed under with unpacking stuff and i’ve also been working too. The stress of moving and crap took it’s toll on me and I was sooo frazzled out by the end of it!!! Oh and not to mention I had my graduation this Monday at the Barbican. Plus I’ve been busy doing craft stalls and other things….phew… got lots of illustrations to do, cards to print out, buy a new vacuum cleaner oh lots to do.

Thanks to Shoe Gazer (aka Claire) who blogged about my work! yippe yupppeee.