Shameless plug time. Around this time of year, final year graphics undergraduates up and down the country are planning a big finish to their studies and to launch the beginning of a myriad of careers in the creative industries. One of the important things in this whole process is fundraising and this year, students from the University of Lincoln are auctioning a plethora – yes, a plethora – of original work on postcards by some of the biggest names in the business. Oh, and mine too!
I am especially proud to be asked to contribute by three of my ex-students; Natasha Nuttall, Danielle Cowell and James Robbins, all of whom have progressed well at Lincoln and are ready to make their names. Go check out their stuff!
Their end of course exhibition is called SHOW THIRTEEN and has this great portfolio website to accompany it. Some really fabulous work. Meanwhile, you can follow the progress of the auction here and on twitter.
So what did I produce? Just a little sketch…
I’ll post a fuller image closer to the time as they are having a bit of a guessing game right now…
The date for the auction is Sunday 12th May. Bidding will open on the 6th May and end from 6pm on the 12th.
Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzche
A Way Through Through The Woods by Bill Bryson
I read like the flame reads the wood.
This Is Blues Hip-Hop by Scarecrow
Evil and Crossroads by Scarecrow
Come On In by R.L. Burnside
Songs In A & E by Spiritualised
Introduce Yourself by Faith No More
White Blood Cells by The White Stripes
A Sufi And A Killer by Gonjasufi
The Mix-Up by The Beastie Boys
Is This It? by The Strokes
Batholith by Bardo Pond
Maxinquay by Tricky
A Meeting By The River by Ry Cooder and V.M.Bhatt
Just a little peek at something that will soon be completed…
Today’s weather was brought to you by Pantone 646C and 430C.
I had a little time. I was in a cafe. They had coffee stirrers. I had linen thread. And a pen.
For I have known them all already, known them all:
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;
I know the voices dying with a dying fall
Beneath the music from a farther room.
So how should I presume?
– T.S Elliot
Brodeck’s Report by Philippe Claudel
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Robert Brownjohn: Sex and Typography by Emily King
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself
a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.
W. Somerset Maugham
London Calling (and everything else) by The Clash
Off The Bone by The Cramps
The Very Best of… The Guana Batz
Early Recordings by Link Wray
Las Vegas Grind Volumes 1 – 6 by various
Push The Sky Away by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Steve Reich 1965-1995 [Disc 8] by Steve Reich
TM404 by TM404
The Ever-Present Hum by Pye Audio Corner
Do The C.A.G.E. by John Bender
Äänityksiä/Recordings 1963-1973 by Erkki Kurenniemi
Electronic Fields by Gerhard Trede Selection
New products are now in stock in The Department Of Something Else – the Lestaret shop – badges! made from upcycled knobs, dials and keys!
Securely fastened with a brass butterfly pin, these unique badges look great on jackets, bags, hats and scarves!
Go on, treat yourself!