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Communication Design

This Communication Design showcase presents a diverse and engaging collection from our final year students, and a window into the department’s ethos within this continually evolving field.

Working with both traditional and emerging tools, students explore the territories of Communication Design: from the traditional, disciplinary pathways of Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography to speculative forays into the interstitial and marginal corners of practice.

Their projects address themes from the personal and reflective, to those in the social and political spheres, and the defining issues of our time: climate change; identity; health and wellbeing; privacy and the impact of social media and surveillance capitalism; the challenges and opportunities presented by Artificial Intelligence.

They graduate into a changing professional arena equipped with vital research and problem-solving skills, and crucially, the curiosity and agility to make their mark.

Phasing I

Inspired by the composer Steve Reich, this project explores how the compositional practice of minimal music could be applied and visualised through printmaking

Systematic

Woodblock print on 50x70cm 200gsm Fabriano paper

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Untitled

Modular woodblocks on the printing press

Phasing II

Woodblock prints on 50x70cm 200gsm Fabriano paper

Letterforms

Potential letterforms derived from the modular shapes

Make It Move

Typeform and movement exploration

Frolic (screenshot)

Visualising music through abstract forms

Frolic (short animation)

Music: Sun Rays Like Stilts by Tommy Guerero

Transitory (screenshot)

Visualising music through forms derived from letters. Inspired by Saul Bass' motion-picture title sequences.

Transitory (short animation)

Music: Quest by Nosaj Thing

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Digital realisation scarves designed as a memento of Zoë Ward's Grad Collection

Digital realisation scarves designed as a memento of Zoë Ward's Grad Collection

Digital realisation scarves designed as a memento of Zoë Ward's Grad Collection

Visualisation of Scarves being worn

FATHER

FATHER is a book containing works by photographer Harley Weir exploring the complexities and beauty of masculinity. The cover uses bespoke lettering I created for the project highlighted in a pale pink foil, I chose to explore this kind of lettering to evoke the feelings of childishness that resonates with the title along with the rich, sumptuous forms within the content. May 2019

POLLUTED

Polluted is a photo-series that attempts to portray water pollution through the use of chemicals from around the home on film negatives to represent possible contaminants our waterways are exposed to. April 2019.

GIRLS AGAINST

The charitable organisation Girls Against held a competition to design the cover art of their first fundraiser compilation vinyl. I designed the winning entry that consisted of a lino cut design depicting a powerful woman surrounded by grabbing hands. I felt this design was appropriate as the organisation aims to raise awareness and fight against sexual harassment and assault at gigs. August 2018.

LOST

Lost was the penultimate project from my foundation year at Arts University Bournemouth. It focuses on my Granddad’s time in Vietnam and attempts to embody how his alzheimers may have effected the memories of his time there. I chose this particular time period after discovering a scrap book he had made that ducumented his time away with the Army supplying a rich variety of source material pertaining to one particular period in his life. The book utilises blank space along with damaged pages to enhance the curated and edited images to try and immerse the viewer in the disintegrating memories of a person with dementia. May 2016.

PERSEPHONE

Persephone was a self directed print making project that resulted in the creation and sale of t-shirts on Everpress. This lino cut attempts to portray the Greek myth of Persephone’s descent into the underworld and her transformation into a queen. August 2019

GARDEN OF CHAOS

Garden of Chaos is a new magazine that aims to showcase Middle-Eastern countries, fashion, art, history and culture to a worldwide audience. This project is still in its infancy with final outcomes still in the process of being refined and developed. The desired logo is intended to be a modern play on Hieronymus Bosch style illustration and medieval Arabic manuscripts creating an intricate sigil for the reader to decipher. Ongoing

WARP AND WEFT

This project portrays the human mind as a delicate fabric prone to fraying creating a metaphor for cognitive disorders such as Alzheimers and dementia. I created a series of woven images from family photos of loved ones with dementia that aim to give the viewer an insight into the issues that come with loss of memory and the subsequent loss of self. September 2019

DAD

DAD is a font that has been taken directly out of the notebook my father keeps to aid his memory and transferred onto the digital plain. It was born out of the observed deterioration of his handwriting as his condition progressed, creating a visual embodiment of the often unnoticed early stages of Benson’s syndrome. March 2020

Balsyn

With a number of e-scent products being produced over the last few decades ultimately failing to do our olfactory systems justice, and some products such as iSmell joining the list of ’25 Worst Tech Products of All Time’, Balsyn aims to rebrand the digital scent industry into something we could imagine using in our daily lives in the future. The concept for this project comes from the discovery of a Japanese company that controversially uses the theory of vibration of olfaction, which argues that a molecule’s smell character is due to its vibrational frequency. By using this unproven theory, the design and aesthetic of a fictional product could be imagined in more creative and speculative ways. The product’s design consists of a flexible nose strip which is to be worn externally on the nose to interrupt the olfactory receptors inside the nose and brain and to replace any physical, real world scent with one that has been transmitted using either a phone or computer. The dot, a small circular sticker, is placed on the speaker of the phone or computer in order to pick up the vibrational frequency to then send to the nose strip. Both devices are made from TechnoGel, which is a breathable, flexible, waterproof and non-irritable, bio-degradable material. The name of the company and its logo were designed with the intent to feel like a global, large business and familiar like the big tech brands we know and use. The advert uses a template that the tech industry provides, to create the feeling of authority, innovation and the future.

Dream on the Beach (1)

Digital drawing

Dream on the Beach (2)

Digital drawing

Dream on the Beach (3)

Digital drawing

Dream on the Beach (4)

Digital drawing

Dream on the Beach (5)

Digital drawing

Dream on the Beach (6)

Pencil on paper

Dream on the Beach (7)

Pencil on paper

Dream on the Beach (8)

Pencil on paper

Blue Before Bed

Coloured pencil on paper

Dreams of Disaster

Gouache on paper

An Unintentional Community

This project explores community and sustainability on the Isle of Eigg, one of the four small isles of the Scottish Inner Hebrides. In February 2020 I visited the island and found a welcoming and determined community whose values align with much of what I feel is important. It is a community that harvests, respects the environment, is resourceful, and is considerate of others. Indeed, as we become more reflective on our way of life and consider the impact of our actions on our infrastructure and the environment, it seems we could all look to communities like Eigg as a source of inspiration. Perhaps now more than ever, considering the affects that Covid-19 pandemic is having on our society, we could benefit greatly from adopting a similar attitude to the people I met from Eigg. My interest in the island was sparked by my flatmate Rhona Brown, a product design student, who was researching Eigg’s ocean waste. The aim of her project was to empower the community by finding value in the materials that washed up on their shores. She had asked me to accompany her to document her trip (and probably provide a bit of moral support during the interviews she had planned!) This prompted me to invest some time into my own research which led me to learn about this truly unique island. The island came to be community owned in 1997 after a crowd funding project and the support of a mystery benefactor. Since then, the island has developed the infrastructure to generate and supply their own energy. Due to this success, they are no longer connected to the national grid and 95% of the energy they produce is renewable. This means they are self-sufficient without relying on mainland energy supplies, which I believe is a great example of their values and spirit. Living on an island comes with unique set of issues, some of which we learnt a lot about through meeting with locals. For example, the community organise beach clean ups finding ways to collect and recycle or dispose of waste that washes up on their shores, mainly from fishing boats. Only residents are allowed to have vehicles on the island and it isn’t very easy to get a new one over there. This means nothing working would be left unused. In fields and beach-side, there were old vehicles that had clearly been repeatedly repaired but had finally been cannibalised for parts. The care shown for the island, and the environment in general, is infectious. Volunteers come from all over the world to spend time working with islanders on environmental and conservation projects. I met Andreas, from Germany, who was working with Catherine and Pascal at their willow farm. Their craft sees them busy all year round, growing and harvesting willow to make into wicker baskets to sell internationally. One thing that resonated with me during a conversation with one of the islanders, is that most of the people who have moved there have not done so to live with the other individuals on the island. She described them as an ‘unintentional community’ who happen to share the island. They don’t always agree but they work it out and move on. A few people said to me that to live there, you don’t have a choice but to speak your mind, or else you’d go mad. I found the people to be honest and down-to-earth. They were humbly aware that they could not be, and wouldn’t want to be, the mouth piece for every islander because everyone had something different to say. This project is still very much in development, I had planned to return to Eigg to continue my research, but unfortunately I had to cancel due to the lockdown. Such a unique island could not have been captured in just one trip and so the project is very much on hold with a view to finishing as soon as I can return safely. Presented here is a selection of my photographs from my visit in February. I am excited to expand on this work and hope to eventually make a book that would document this unique place and inspiring community.

Part of the Furniture'

Part of the Furniture' is an investigation into the objectification of the female body and how best to challenge this when photographing a nude. The series aims to playfully criticise the way in which the female body is often treated as an object in popular culture imagery, as well as within art. The photographs, staged in the models’ home, depict nude female figures amongst objects typically found in a domestic setting. Sometimes the body connects with the objects to suggest a useable function. Other times the body mirrors the shapes or lines seen within the space. The arrangements suggest parity between the objects and the body, while the surreal sets poke fun at the notion that they could be in any way the same. It was important to use a home setting to consider broader issues, such as the expectations of women in the home, that still exist for some today. The final image depicts the women confronting the camera and, in turn, the viewer. Although the images are playful, the core message, that the way in which the female figure is objectified is fundamentally ridiculous, remains. After creating the photo series, I felt my ideas would have further impact if the photos themselves were literally objectified. I did this through making a set that would symbolise a domestic setting, but wouldn’t directly mimic one. I chose two photos from the series and mounted them onto furniture to reinforce the notion of objectification. The furniture itself has been altered and the carpet stretches from the floor all the way up the walls. The picture frame remains empty. The uncanny set highlights the absurd nature of objectifying the female body while reflecting something not dissimilar to what one sees in popular imagery today.

The In Between

Covid-19 has had a global impact, the effects of which most individuals have in common. It has caused everyone to have to pause and reflect. Some have also had to re-evaluate how they can continue to function as best as possible during national and international lockdowns. My peers and I have found our final year at art school cut short. We have been left in between student-hood and the ‘real world’, forced to graduate prematurely yet not able to throw ourselves into the next stage of our lives. Although this is difficult, it is important to remember that we are not the only ones being affected, every individual is stuck in their own kind of in between. This ongoing photo series, depicts quiet observations of my surroundings during lockdown. Taken at twilight, the time in between day and night, the stillness and emptiness is amplified. The photos aim to echo the current climate we all find ourselves in. I hope my project resonates with everyone as we all figure out this common place of ‘The In Between’.

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Figure I

Drypoint, 2019

Figure II

Woodcut, 2020

Black curve

Drypoint, 2020

Black line I

Drypoint, 2020

Black line II

Drypoint, 2020

Three greys I

Monoprint and drypoint, 2020

Three greys II

Drypoint, 2020

Two greens

Monoprint and drypoint, 2020

Manifesto

Collage, 2019

X

Series of experimental animations exploring movement with sound and space, and the shifting connotations of the letter x. Throughout history, the ancient letter has symbolised a myriad of different meanings. However, one use remains prevalent, its simultaneous ability for its meaning to be substituted for anything, and also represent a complete lack of anything. From there I explored our obsession with the unknown, the existential reality that we may just not be that important. The experiments not only manipulated the formation and possible movements of the letter, but introduced factors of sound and space in an attempt to research how the letter would interact. I included the sounds of the Voyager golden records, a strange arrangement of beeps and buzzes that when decode reveal images and information of life on earth. I also played with plinths, gauze and projection to bring the experiments into the living realm so that they may be experienced again in a new way.

InPractice

InPractice is a quarterly journal that bridges the gap between graphic design/typographic theory and practical design principles. The journal is dotted with interviews and shorter articles from both designers and writers broken up by longer essay features. The essays have been reformatted for a journal friendly setting to allow easier reading and an aesthetically digestable experience from readers of all backgrounds.

X

Responsive X animation to Golden Records audio.

Un-useless (environmental)

As part of a brief exploring the art of Chindogu (objects designed for a specific individual need that would in practicality serve no real use), I developed a set of site specific vinyl signage. Inspired by Otl Aicher's signage system, I employed typical shapes, objects and figures found in common signage and began to manipulate their place in the environment, encouraging an ironic playfulness that causes the viewer to look again. The use of the Univers typeface offered a utilitarian and commonplace type to further subvert.

Un-useless (branding)

This identity system is for use in a fictional exhibition showcasing objects from various designers and artists that subvert the utilitarian uses and social relevance of everyday objects. Following from the vinyl signage experiments, promotional elements for the exhibition as well as a logo was developed. The exhibition title is inspired from an interview with original Chindogu artist Kenji Kawakami in which he describes his inventions as 'un-useless'. The sound as well as the grammatical formation of the word is an ideal indicator for the absurdity of these inventions and encapsulates the retaliation of conformity found in the objects included in the exhibition. A continued sense of fun and irony is included in the brand as the wonky dash and signage icons becomes characters in themselves, subverting the order and use of posters and banners. Even the printed material becomes objects of interference. A leaflet too big to handle and a poster that spreads its message through tear away stubs that ultimately lead to its demise integrates the brand irony further.

Un-useless (brand)

Poster developments

Un-useless (brand)

Poster tear-away stub

Pain and Glory

Movie poster design for the movie "Pain and Glory" a film where Almodovar reflects on the choices he's made in life.

Persona

Design for the movie 'Persona' the film is an exploration of duality, insanity and personal identity

Persona alternative

Design for the movie 'Persona' the film is an exploration of duality, insanity and personal identity

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Whilst you're here, the recycling is by the door.

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Lady and the Pig

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How long is a piece of string?

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24 Hour Body

A written piece inspired from the backs of shampoo bottles.

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Serendipity

Serendipity comes in waves, unplanned and uncontrollable. Yet, it is serendipitous moments that connects mankind to the unknown, developing a certain artistic freedom as man starts to make nature his playground

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Serendipity

Serendipity comes in waves, unplanned and uncontrollable. Yet, it is serendipitous moments that connects mankind to the unknown, developing a certain artistic freedom as man starts to make nature his playground

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Serendipity

Serendipity comes in waves, unplanned and uncontrollable. Yet, it is serendipitous moments that connects mankind to the unknown, developing a certain artistic freedom as man starts to make nature his playground

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Serendipity

Serendipity comes in waves, unplanned and uncontrollable. Yet, it is serendipitous moments that connects mankind to the unknown, developing a certain artistic freedom as man starts to make nature his playground

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Serendipity

Serendipity comes in waves, unplanned and uncontrollable. Yet, it is serendipitous moments that connects mankind to the unknown, developing a certain artistic freedom as man starts to make nature his playground

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Land

An ongoing exploration of the environments that surround us

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Land

An ongoing exploration of the environments that surround us

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Limits

Capturing and documenting stories of those who push the limits of the human body

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Limits

Capturing and documenting stories of those who push the limits of the human body

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Capturing and documenting stories of those who push the limits of the human body

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In Moleca

Immersed in canal water, a tourist arriving in the city hesitantly stares into the path ahead of them. It is unclear where the path ends and the canal begins as boats wash up on the sidewalk.

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In Moleca

High-tide levels, painted on a wall by locals. These ambiguous DIY markings can be found around the city, documenting the increasing tides of the Acqua Alta. Like children’s measurements on a wall, it is uncertain as to what height these markings may be in the future.

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In Moleca

A member of ‘Comitato No Grandi Navi’ holding a banner representing their local initiative and the issue it opposes: cruise ships. Around 600 enter the lagoon annually. It’s estimated that 1 cruise ship pumps out the equivalent to 1 million cars worth of emissions in a single day.

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In Moleca

A tourist in fancy dress stares into the water whilst travelling on a vapareiso water-bus during the ‘Carnevale’, the famous Venetian festival. This is the busiest time of year in Venice and attracts thousands of tourists who come to experience the old traditions of the ancient city.

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In Moleca

A cruise ship docked in the industrial area of Marghera. The scale of these ships in comparison to the fragile island that they are docking in is absurd. These have a devastating impact on the lagoon’s ecosystem and the city’s underpinnings. An old utopian ideal of travel that should be forgotten.

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In Moleca

A sculpture by Mario Irarrázabal for the 1995 Venice Biennale, initially installed in the centre of Venice. I found it in a relocated in the Marghera on the mainland, crumbling and held together by scaffolding. A portrait of humanity; this resonates a strong depiction of our current climate.

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In Moleca

A hose siphons water from a flooded home back into the flooded street. Many residences are adapted to withstand the high-tides with raised doorways and flood barriers. In more severe cases however, these become ineffective.

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In Moleca

Tables and chairs huddled and chained together to prevent them from floating away. Taken in Piazza San Marco where tides reach the highest in Venice during the Acqua Alta. Also an area most often flooded by crowds due to mass-tourism.

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In Moleca

Staring into a vast landscape of nothingness, two tourists stand in Piazza San Marco up to their legs in water, one of the lowest areas of the city and most affected by the high-tide.

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Pause or Pay UK

I, as a graduating student at the Glasgow School of Art, would like to state my support for the Pause or Pay Campaign. To read the full manifesto go to www.pauseorpayuk.org

BFK Rebrand

The Hungarian KKBK Inc. (Centre for Major Governmental Insverstments) rebranded itself to be the Budapest Innovation Centre (BFK). The corporation handles urban planning, real estate and sports planning related tasks in the capital. With the new name came a brand new logo and identity. This work is a proposed idea for the rebrand tender.

Perfect Citizen

'Perfect Citizen' is a satirical work, addressing the idea of a social credit system. In today’s society information is the primary currency. Our every move is digitised and converted into data. The rise of social media only served to significantly accelerate these trends. Centralised digital platforms enable easier tracking, where 'gamification' builds into surveillance. The idea of a social credit system fosters a public opinion environment, leading to a loss of agency and public shaming. In this project I explore different scenarios. I look at whether this phenomenon potentiates a culture of honesty and safety, or a society of deceit through representation and conformity. What happens to the maverick?

Sequoias are dying!

A short documentary film about the dying Sequoia tree.

It Has Gotten Weird Out Here

A postcard series.

Eastfield Jam

A animated collage for Hear My Music's 10 minute musical piece.

Urban Roots Logo Development

This is just a few of the logos that were developed to get to the final logo used for the identity.

Urban Roots Leaflets

These are some examples of finished leaflets incorporating the whole identity.

Children's book WIP

A few spreads from a commission I am currently working on in collaboration with an illustrator.

Pause or Pause

As a graduating student at the Glasgow School of Art, I would like to state my support for the Pause or Pay Campaign.

Ongoing series of still images part of a documentary titled '60, Seconds out',examining the semiotic structures of a boxing club as environment and of boxing as practice involving the body. Focusing on details such as sweat, fibres and pores, this photographic series aims to convey an intimate and sensory experience of boxing. The images, deliberately generated ‘in-between’ rounds lasting exactly 60 seconds, records the unique effects of boxing training on the individual as a suspension of time. From close-up portraits to contextualising environmental shots, ‘60, Seconds Out’ intends to offer a visual access into the Language of a boxing club. I consider this project as being in collaboration with the members of the Kelvin Amateur Boxing Club in Govanhill, Glasgow, whom kindly welcomed me.

Robbie after sparring

Invisible Place/Hidden Cities

‘Invisible Place/Hidden Cities’ ‘Invisible Place/Hidden Cities’, developed after reading Italo Calvino’s ‘Invisible Cities’, was an exploration of the role of lanes and alleyways within cities and places. I had become interested in whether lanes, in their overgrown and neglected state, often served as a more truthful reflection of the goings on in the area they are located than the better-groomed roads and streets which encased them. The final series, depicted here, sought to articulate the feeling of being stood in a lane, where it is almost always slightly dark and claustrophbically narrow, cluttered with weeds, forgotten objects and discrete happenings, which are seldom tidied up as they would be elsewhere. They sought to ask the viewer whether the events and stories (good, bad and secret) which occur within them could happen anywhere but the enclosed space of a lane, or are they where these occurrences seek refuge, away from open spaces and prying eyes.

Invisible Place/Hidden Cities

‘Invisible Place/Hidden Cities’ ‘Invisible Place/Hidden Cities’, developed after reading Italo Calvino’s ‘Invisible Cities’, was an exploration of the role of lanes and alleyways within cities and places. I had become interested in whether lanes, in their overgrown and neglected state, often served as a more truthful reflection of the goings on in the area they are located than the better-groomed roads and streets which encased them. The final series, depicted here, sought to articulate the feeling of being stood in a lane, where it is almost always slightly dark and claustrophbically narrow, cluttered with weeds, forgotten objects and discrete happenings, which are seldom tidied up as they would be elsewhere. They sought to ask the viewer whether the events and stories (good, bad and secret) which occur within them could happen anywhere but the enclosed space of a lane, or are they where these occurrences seek refuge, away from open spaces and prying eyes.

Invisible Place/Hidden Cities

‘Invisible Place/Hidden Cities’ ‘Invisible Place/Hidden Cities’, developed after reading Italo Calvino’s ‘Invisible Cities’, was an exploration of the role of lanes and alleyways within cities and places. I had become interested in whether lanes, in their overgrown and neglected state, often served as a more truthful reflection of the goings on in the area they are located than the better-groomed roads and streets which encased them. The final series, depicted here, sought to articulate the feeling of being stood in a lane, where it is almost always slightly dark and claustrophbically narrow, cluttered with weeds, forgotten objects and discrete happenings, which are seldom tidied up as they would be elsewhere. They sought to ask the viewer whether the events and stories (good, bad and secret) which occur within them could happen anywhere but the enclosed space of a lane, or are they where these occurrences seek refuge, away from open spaces and prying eyes.

sketchbook example

Of All My Mother’s Who Came Before

An illustrated book, whose contents explored the anonymity, presence and locality of one of my Great Grandmother’s, who had passed away just three years older than myself on the time of writing. ‘Of All My Mother’s Who Came Before’ is a book concerning familiarity and presence of predecessor’s and those who went before.

Of All My Mother’s Who Came Before

An illustrated book, whose contents explored the anonymity, presence and locality of one of my Great Grandmother’s, who had passed away just three years older than myself on the time of writing. ‘Of All My Mother’s Who Came Before’ is a book concerning familiarity and presence of predecessor’s and those who went before.

The Virtue of Water and Salt (of the earth

Deriving it’s name from a chapter featured in John Graham Dalyell’s 1834 work ‘The Darker Superstition’s of Scotland’, ‘The Virtue of Water and Salt (of the earth)’ is an ongoing project. Belief in superstition has long been characterised as a sign of ‘low-intelligence’, and associated with societies most marginalised groups, such as the lower-classes, people with marginalised genders/identities, and people of colour. Superstition has arguably also played an important role in the lives of those who could not access essential yet costly amenities, from herbal remedies in place of the services of a costly doctor, to folk tales, impractical-practical advice and genuine reasons to socially interact with one another. This project aims to explore this second, less spoken of side to superstition.

The Virtue of Water and Salt (of the earth

Deriving it’s name from a chapter featured in John Graham Dalyell’s 1834 work ‘The Darker Superstition’s of Scotland’, ‘The Virtue of Water and Salt (of the earth)’ is an ongoing project. Belief in superstition has long been characterised as a sign of ‘low-intelligence’, and associated with societies most marginalised groups, such as the lower-classes, people with marginalised genders/identities, and people of colour. Superstition has arguably also played an important role in the lives of those who could not access essential yet costly amenities, from herbal remedies in place of the services of a costly doctor, to folk tales, impractical-practical advice and genuine reasons to socially interact with one another. This project aims to explore this second, less spoken of side to superstition.

The Virtue of Water and Salt (of the earth

Deriving it’s name from a chapter featured in John Graham Dalyell’s 1834 work ‘The Darker Superstition’s of Scotland’, ‘The Virtue of Water and Salt (of the earth)’ is an ongoing project. Belief in superstition has long been characterised as a sign of ‘low-intelligence’, and associated with societies most marginalised groups, such as the lower-classes, people with marginalised genders/identities, and people of colour. Superstition has arguably also played an important role in the lives of those who could not access essential yet costly amenities, from herbal remedies in place of the services of a costly doctor, to folk tales, impractical-practical advice and genuine reasons to socially interact with one another. This project aims to explore this second, less spoken of side to superstition.

Absences and Invertibrates

A Type of Sound

A Type of Sound Creating a relationship between type and sound. Using the typeface Futura the geometric sans serif typeface which was based on visual elements of the Bauhaus design style of 1919 to 1933. Futura’s simple geometric circles, triangles and squares represent function over form, taking away the nonessential and decorative elements. Working with a local musician Pefkin https://pefkin.bandcamp.com/music to match sound to type and create a sonic typeface, I immediately thought of how soundwaves are graphically represented by triangle, sine, square and sawtooth waveforms. We assigned a waveform to fourteen letters, matching the shape of the letter to a waveform, and created 2 octaves worth of tuned sonic type. With the remaining 12 letters we created more percussive tones, using found sounds. Instruments used include Korg Volca FM, Korg Volca Modular, Doepfer Dark Energy, Korg Kaossilator, Arturia Brute, acoustic guitar, Aeolian Chimes found object sound sculpture, zither, ebow, chimes, hydrophone.. The sounds were treated using reverse reverb, pitch-shifting, backwards loops. Using After Effects the new typeface was animated and combined with the individual sounds to create an interactive typeface that was ever evolving into a new sound or shape with simple overlays, pitch speed and rhythm. Through a significant period of exploration and experimentation the project has evolved from a simple circle, to a sonic, visual and interactive typeface which can be applied in work, play or identity. Mark Burnett Year 4 Com Des – Graphics M.Burnett1@student.gsa.ac.uk

A Type of Sound

Creating a relationship between type and sound

A Type of Sound

Creating a relationship between type and sound

Atlanta Bonus Features Site

User interface design for a conceptual site that works like a DVD bonus features towards online streaming site for the television show Atlanta by Donald Glover. Pulling out references from the television show to create content.

Life After GSA 2019 Graphic Graduate Replies

A publication made up of a compilation of uniformed question and answer email from GSA Communication Design graduates. Answers were aim to provide helpful advices to graduating students. The brief requires the usage of 2 tones of colour and to pair the black text I selected blue to evoke reli- ability and authority . Other things to consider was the density, font pair- ing, layout system and restriction as well as the potential mass production of the booklet hence the spiral bound.

Call Me Maybe Oh Canada

An experimental perfect bounded book containing riso printed geomet- ric illustration of popular songs using a program called songsim. Songs varies from pop star Carly Rae Jepsen's hit Call Me Maybe to the Canadian national anthem Oh Canada hence the title of the book. The cover is typeset and printed in the letterpress.

Cannibalistic Tendencies

Original etchings

Price: £35

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No Bubbles

Prints A3

Price: £40

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(Still from) Double Circle Bloom

(Still from) Bloomin

(Still from) ReelSpaces

(Still from) Spit Bubbles

(Still from) GlassFlower

Unfinished Saltcoats Labour Social Club Documentary

Saltcoats