Tuesday, 28 February 2017
The 9th Manchester Metropolitan University Postgraduate Research Conference focused on the theme of Changing Lives.
Visual Communication Senior lecturers, Dave Colton and Howard Read, contributed work to the art exhibition at the conference.
Dave Colton's work was developed from his research into chance driven creativity and was entitled; The Luckybag of Life: Can we appropriate William Burroughs’ aleatory cut-up techniques to gain insights into our personal lives
Thursday, 16 February 2017
• Explorations of typeface personality and typographic perceptions leading to conclusions related to cost/prestige, identity, motivation, openness, trust, skill, mood, emotions, energy.
• Analysis of the impact of the form of type, including serifs vs sans serifs as well as deconstructing shape associations.
• Innovative exploration of multi-sensory (cross modal) typography, focusing on perceptions relating to smell, taste and touch.
Sarah's Type Tasting talk was enjoyed by Visual Communication students
"My aim through Type Tasting is to change the way people think and talk about type. I am quantifying the experiences of the type consumer to create language that describes the experience of type, which does not require the terminology of design experts.
Research into the perception of typography underpins the Type Tasting approach. I am quantifying the type consumer experience (or user experience) to provide information that can inform design decisions, nudge behaviour in a positive way, and increase awareness of the impact typefaces have in our everyday lives." said Sarah
For more information on Sarah’s work
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Visiting Wolverhampton Visual Communication students to give a talk and workshop, art collective LE GUN have shared their approach to creating idiosyncratic imagery blending punk, occult, pop and surrealist influences, to achieve a distinctive aesthetic.
LE GUN presentation to Visual Communication, Fine Art and Fashion and Textiles students, was by Robert Rubbish and Steph von Reiswitz and included innovative techniques to stimulate group drawings. The results of this exciting workshop on Fabriano paper can be seen below:
LE GUN also producer a self-titled magazine, the group is internationally recognised for their enigmatic installations, design projects and art shows. For More information on LE GUN visit here
Tuesday, 7 February 2017
Lisa has a passion for paper cutting and is about to run paper cutting workshops
“In 2013, I used paper and a scalpel for the first time to produce a ragged self portrait. Yet despite my humble attempt, I soon realised that this basic material had endless possibilities and my journey with paper began.
My work uses a combination of digital design with handcrafted papercuts and multilayered illustrations. This is where my artistic heart lies — fusing the past with the present to produce imaginative and expressive results.” Said Lisa
For more information about Lisa’s work and her next workshops visit here
Friday, 3 February 2017
|Designed with Ryan Dean-Corke|
“I particularly enjoy working with independent brands who share my love for honest craft & good values.” says Lisa
“I was working full time and freelancing evenings and weekends and even the planning for the planning to work for myself was going out the window. I was beginning to think that I would never be ready to take the plunge and become self employed. By not planning I was disappointing myself when in reality I should have just gone for it. In Summer 2015 I quit my job and have never looked back. Right now, I have freedom, I have more time for life, as well as more money to live and I am feeling happier than I have ever felt.” Lisa continues.