Tuesday, June 19

Hereford College of Arts Degree Show

The start of summer always signals the start of the degree show season; a chance for final year students to showcase their best work in an exhibition to the public and industry experts. If you follow me on twitter then you will of probably heard me banging on about my own show that opens this thursday. However, today I was focusing on another degree show at Hereford College of Arts.

I visited Hereford degree show last year and was really impressed with the work on display, so I was eager to return again this year. Luckily I wasn't disappointed and the standard of work was really high, these are a pick of some of my favourites.

One of the pieces that I particularly liked were these football inspired typographic poster that appeared to be embedded in grass. I love the fresh simplicity of the concept that steers it away from cliche. 

I had come to the degree show for the graphic design but was particularly impressed by the illustration show. I thought it was really interesting to look through the sketchbooks to indicate how the ideas had formed and the experimentation that had taken place. 

I loved this typographic poster as anyone who has been working on a design project will know these statements are so true! 

The image on the of the parrot has been printed over a map which creates a lovely texture.

This ad campaign for what I presume is a clothing company was interesting and capitalised on the instagram style trend that is widely popular at the moment. Clean typography gave this poster a youthful yet clean style.

A few people at the show chose to tackle the D&AD typographic brief for Ministry of Sound. Despite the repetition, all those that entered into the brief produced varying styles that approached the task in a range of exciting ways.

Overall the show was varied and dynamic considering the small number of students. I was really impressed with the illustration element of the show which had humour and impact in equal measure. I would advise anyone that has the chance to get down there and visit.

The show is running until June 23rd at Hereford College of Arts