Friday, 14 January 2011

Personal Best Review

Quoted from the LCC Head of College Blog:

"Final year BA Graphic and Media Design, Design for Illustration students are showing some (pretty accomplished) works in progress right now in LCC’s Well Gallery. Amidst a frenzy of looming dissertation deadlines and other (requisite) final year anxieties, they present to the world Personal Best.

Walking through the gallery, what’s most striking is the fact that much of the show is not centred on drawing. There are of course beautiful, literal, illustrations: Hanna Yoo’s sinuous patterns are meticulous and organic simultaneously, and Kirsten Abildgaard’s study on Narwhal Tusks uses a combination of text and painterly marks that is both eye-catching and engaging.

But then there is Julian Camillo's taxidermy hare, replete with a plant growing straight from its middle. It is beautiful and beguiling, but how is it illustration?

Visualisation is a key word, and students are encouraged to not limit theirs for the sake of convention. “Paul Bowman (Illustration Pathway Leader) really tries to get everyone to explore their own way of working and not follow current trends,” says student, Oliver Robson.

There is more typography, photographic work and mixed-media collage.  Robert Flanagan’s film animates his monotone, abstract mark-making and Sean Parker has created an installation, Unmonuments, in one corner.

On Thursday 13 January, the students will also be hosting a Private View and Silent Print Auction feauturing their own work as well as that of established illustrators such as Rob Ryan, Martin O’Neill and Gemma Correl. All money raised goes towards staging their degree show in the summer.
Despite the stressful timing, Oliver considers this annual tradition “a good thing – it really steps up the level of work.” So if anyone’s left out there who thinks being an art student’s easy, let this interim show prove otherwise!
The show runs until 13 January. Private View and Silent Print Auction 6pm-9pm."
As far as im concerned thats a pretty adequate account of the show, It was a major success and we raised lots of money for our external summer show (watch this space) Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen.
Flan x

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Personal Best Silent Print Auction - My Contirbution

Please come along and bid on this alongside many other amazing contributions from;


Personal Best Exhibition & Silent Auction
London College of Communication
Well & Atrium Galleries
Thursday 13th January  6-9pm

Monday, 10 January 2011

Personal Best Exhibtion & Silent Auction 13th January 6pm

Final Year Illustration Interim Exhibition @ London College of Communication, 
Well Gallery 10th Jan until 14th Jan
Private View & Silent Auction : Thursday 13th Jan 6pm

Lots of donations to our silent auction, thanks to all, come and check it out to grab yourself a bargain and support the cause.

See you all Thursday, 
Love Flan x

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Personal Best - were putting it up right now (Opens Jan 10th)

Just a little reminder that we have a show starting next week on the 10th of January, its looking good already, will post up the full details soon, heres a little look at how were using the typeface (see previous post) for some signage and names etc instead of the somewhat customary vinyl lettering were wheat-pasting all this up around the gallery.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Personal Best Exhibition - Typeface

So Ive been working on this typeface for an upcoming exhibition at London College of Communication, Its a final year illustration interim exhibition entitled 'Personal Best' the imagery were working with for the design of this exhibition is celebration achievement but in a tongue in cheek way ( to try and avoid the egotistic aspects of the name and focus on beating your own personal targets.

Here is the typeface which I designed with the help of Anthony Chapman and Oliver Robson, the typeface is based around the LCD digital clock/stopwatch, in which world records and other sporting achievements are displayed and recorded.

We should have a poster done over the next couple of days as we are putting up the show next week, watch this space for more details.

Flan x