Exit Velocity: LJMU Graphic Design 2012

We talk to some of the most promising LJMU Graphic Design graduates, exhibiting their final shows tonight at the Art & Design Academy…

STEPHANIE DAVIES (pictured, above)

Inspired by poetry and typography, Stephanie designs clever double-sided books and fonts that stagger with intense imagery. Playing with different techniques of illustration, her style is intricate and a little bit sinister.


In homage to the words of sci-fi authors Arthur C. Clarke and Olaf Stapleton, John bends and twists creatures and odd characters into worlds of hand-drawn geometrical shapes and psychedelic colours.


Diving between using old family photographs for one project, and the facts of photosynthesis for another, Leah is a versatile designer who places value in research and detail. Expect to see a huge map of the sun’s impact on the natural world in the show.


Already having a host of clients under his belt, Jonathan designs clever, minimal work that uses our actions and reactions as a starting point. His projects include photosensitive stationary for solar and space experts that reveal constellations when opened and exposed to light.


Emma’s whimsical yet sharp design makes use of laser-cut wood and paper, book binding, stamps, love letters and magazines, heavy with floral writing and layers.


Already a working cartographer, Rosie’s work veers from 50’s style, pastel coloured maps drawn from twitter information, fashion-shoot-style illustration of half-naked women, to intricate pencil drawings of past Popes and objects found in the Vatican, Rome.

The LJMU Grad Shows preview tonight from 4pm, and continue 25 May-1 June, 12-6pm

Posted on 24/05/2012 by thedoublenegative