We were given a brief to redesign the British currency system with Prince Charles as monarch, over a 24 hour period. We decided to pay homage to union jack with our design, playing with the idea of a collection of notes creating the flag. The colours represented are based on the current currency colours, and we decided on a modern-minimal design. Due to Charles’s interest in sustainability, our concept was to have the money produced in plastics, in order to prevent currency loss.
PRESS & BLEED proudly presents Eightfold a launch of new publications by second year BA Graphic Design students at Chelsea College Of Art and Design.
Co-ordinated by Ben Branagan, Kieron Dennis, and Ray O’meara the exhibition represents the culmination of the spring terms major project. 48 students have worked in groups to produce 8 creative publications spanning a variety of subjects including Folklore, Pyschology, Adventure and Experience’s. Each publication redefines the notion of what a territory is, but also what a publication can be.
Our work “echo” will be on display.
Echo: After researching folklore in depth, my group became fascinated with the communication within cultures who still hold onto their heritage by passing down traditions through generations. After looking at different aspects of folklore as a way of communication, we decided to create this tapestry as our final piece.
This tapestry was created using traditional cross-stitch and patterns, with a modern QR code in the centre. This code is fully functioning and links to a website were we recorded our research.
We catalogued classical/folk objects and made an online mobile archive.
In going with the “folk” theme, we hand-embroidered a tapestry QR code which directed you to the site on your mobile phone.
Over 100 hours went into the creation of the tapestry.
This is a short type experiment. I grew CuSo4-5H2o (Copper sulfate pentahydrate) into monoclinic crystals and calcified forms on different materials and looked at the different textures that were created. I used these textures to create type, looking at “natural” textures in font.