Students in Level 3 were asked to complete the "Future Brands" competition as part off their first task. They were given 1 week. The brief asks students to consider how brands may shape and re-invent themselves for the year 2020.
Make your own books with Blurb. It's really easy. My former colleague and friend at Ravensbourne, Finola Gaynor, put me onto to the site, it is so easy to use you just drag and drop your photos. Select your layouts and bang in the text. Upload it to the server and then order as many copies as you like.
The software is free to download. Once you have uploaded your book you can order as many copies as you want. Prices begin as little as £6.95 for a 40 page soft cover. You can also design in a variety of sizes, in both hardcover with dust jacket and soft cover.
The Plus+ Design Festival begins on 5th and ends on 8th November. It has a selection of exhibitions and lectures a workshop and even a walking tour. Tickets for the full event are £40 (£25 with your NUS card) One day tickets are £15 (£10 with your NUS card)
Famous designers speaking include: Jonathan Barnbrook, Studio Output, Airside, and Designers Republic.
Liverpool is hosting its first Design Symposium on Thursday 23rd October at St. Georges Hall. The event begins at 1:00pm, with the last speakers beginning at 7:00pm. D&AD are participating in the event and doing a student awards talk, showcasing some winning work.
This blog will feature information from, to and about Graphic Desgn at Nottingham Trent University. Hopefully it will be a forum for people to share work, talk about design and designers and generally inspire each other. To kick off here are details about the latest competition briefs.
D&AD (Designers and Art Directors) A selection of projects covering mainly advertising based briefs, but also including typography and packaging. Available from 15 Oct. http://www.dandad.org/
ISTD (International Society of Typographic Designers) The student assessment scheme projects look more into the typographic approach to design. The briefs are varied, but have very specific submission requirements. Available to download at: http://www.istd.org.uk/flash_content/index.htm