That’s right guys, we’re back! After a long summer break of lazing around in our underpants and getting part time work in our hometowns it’s back to university to get that creative whip cracking again. You guys are probably about three weeks in to the new academic year now so we thought we’d check in and see how you’ve been spending that time. It turned out you’d all been pretty busy creating some really rather impressive stuff that included some weird sculptures and some terrific photography. In the end though we had to pick three people to wear that crown of red plastic cups and here they are, our Students Of The Month!
Giulia Cosenza: Rollware
So you’re probably aware that we love the weird and wonderful, but Giulia Cosenza’s work completely takes the biscuit (or perhaps that should be, makes the biscuit). She’s currently studying for a masters in interior architecture and retail design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and has produced these extraordinary laser-cut rolling pins that enable you to create your very own edible tableware, complete with an array of complex patterns. Have we ever wished that our dinner plates were more textured? Honestly, no. But now that we’ve seen how good they’d look do we want to get ourselves a set of these outlandish pins? Hell yeah we do!
Dan Keefe and Tom Shearing: The Deed
Dan Keefe and Tom Shearing are a creative duo currently studying for their Graphic Design BA at Kingston University, although god knows what this piece of work has to do with graphic design. Together they’ve created a simple interactive video that aims to teach us all valuable lessons about treating each other more considerately. In this case we learn that lesson through the medium of a horrifyingly gory zombie attack. Top marks for making incredibly creative use of the button functions on Youtube and for an incredibly slapstick approach to violence. We love it!
Dan Choi: Eight (Typeface)
We rarely, if ever, see students attempting to design their own typefaces from scratch, and on the occasions we have, they’ve invariably needed a little bit of work to be usable. But Emily Carr University (that’s in Canada) undergraduate Dan Choi has done an impressive job of creating his own workable typeface from an incredibly simple grid. In the same way that old digital displays were based around a squared-off figure eight, Dan’s typeface is built on a good old-fashioned round eight. It’s not just a mocked-up concept either, you can download and use it right now!
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