The soon-to-be graduating students of communication design at the Glasgow School of Art have taken their work in progress exhibition as an opportunity to undertake a research project into what it means to be working in their respective disciplines, of illustration, graphic design and photography. Having held workshops, interviews and performances over the last few months they have written a manifesto, programmed code and established a 24-hour ‘Design on Demand’ studio that performs briefs via web streaming.
The identity’s name is An Attempt to Articulate and utilising “the notion of constraints and limitations” the design team composed posters using photocopiers and collected objects overlaid with type in Times and Helvetica. The team, Tiernan Crilley, Theo Ford, Jack Greenwell, Tom Joyes, Josh Nuttall and Megan Watkins, says: “It was important the identity appeared honest and accessible, using everyday ubiquitous tools and showing our research”. For their degree show the design team is also commissioning £5 outsourced logos as a further push to their question on the constraints put on creative work, by institutions and commercial contexts alike.
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Billie studied illustration at Camberwell College of Art before completing an MA in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art. She joined It’s Nice That as a Freelance Editorial Assistant back in January 2015 and continues to work with us on a freelance basis.