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Adam Fowler at D and ADD&AD New Blood success

BA Hons Graphic Communication with Typography student, Adam Fowler, had a double success at this year's Design and Art Direction, New Blood show. The show takes place in Spitalfields London where courses and students from all over the UK showcase their work.

Not only was Adam recognised as “outstanding talent” at New Blood, he was also selected to take part in the D&AD Graduate Academy. This involved several workshops and lectures with industry leaders such as Google, Wieden & Kennedy, Good Design, Scriberia and Hellicar & Lewis. The latter part of the academy was spent working as part of team on a competition project for Diageo & AMV BBDO. Adam’s team and their design proposal was selected by Diageo. Consequently Adam and his group were given £500 cash and the opportunity to work with Diageo and their partner agency AMV BBDO to develop the idea through to implementation.

Adam said of the experience: 'D&AD New Blood and Graduate Academy was everything I expected it to be and more. An intense experience that takes you full circle through the creative process with the worlds top graduates from my sector is fairly extraordinary. I feel ready to approach the industry with confidence having met the variety of people I did and honed the skills I have, ready for application.'

Graphic Communication students in Venice

Experiencing Venice

Third year Graphic Communication with Typography students have recently returned from a superb study trip to Venice.
 
This year our study trip coincided with the Venice Architectural Biennale, which was fascinating and inspiring, exemplifying  essential collaborations between architects, exhibition designers, film makers, photographers, sonic artists and graphic communicators. Pictured here just before leaving on the return flight.

Student uses design skills to help the public engage with city museum

Sarah Stagg, a Stage 2 Graphic Communication and Typography student, is co-ordinating the production of a Zine for the forthcoming exhibition ‘In Pursuit of Art: Charles Eastlake’s Journey from Plymouth to the National Gallery’, which opens at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery on September 22nd 2012. Sarah is working as one of the Young Explainers: a group of young volunteers tasked with creating a series of events that engage the public with the Museum’s exhibitions. For more information on their plans for the Eastlake exhibition you can check out their blog.

Students gain prestigious typography award for third year running

The ISTD (International Society of Typographic Designers) Student Assessment is renowned throughout industry for its rigour. Every year a student brief is set and applicants who complete the brief to a high standard are awarded membership of the organisation, a prestigious honour indeed. This year, for the third year running, our students have risen to the challenge and succeeded. Third year BSc (Hons) Graphic Communication with Typography students James Drayson and Sarah Essex join previous winners Mario Picarello and Michael Davey.

Letterpress facilities film gets stamp of approval 

This short film about the letterpress facilities here at Plymouth University will make you yearn for an ink roller!
BA (Hons) Media Arts student Danny Cooke's quietly stylish film illustrates this centuries-old design technology.
Please click on the icon below the view the film (this will open up a new browser).
Letterpress film by Danny Cooke

Graduate wins logo design competition Calum Bradley's winning logo

Congratulations to BA (Hons) Graphic Communication with Typography graduate Calum Bradley for winning a logo design competition read more....