Patrick Savile’s talk was the first of the Hothouse talks this year and in a new venue across the street from the old hall – which is a shame because I much prefered the vibe in there.
This week was our second session with Regular Practice and it was an extension of the marking making workshop. With the work we produced we were to add typography to the sheets in order to make them into show posters.
Our first workshop today was with Kim so I was expecting to get into the letterpress room, however it was instead a type specimen workshop in inDesign which was pretty exciting.
Our first independent task in the studio was to print on five varying substrates and then form a book out of our prints. The aim was to see how different materials react to a method of printing of our choice.
The second visit of the day was to the National Theatre to see their poster exhibition. I fell in love with the show. From the curation of the room, the colour scheme of the exhibition and the beautiful posters on display!
Last year, Alistair showed us the logo and identity for printing company Benwells and today we got to visit their studio.
Brief number one of the year has our studio looking at papers and processes used in print. For my first stage of research I have been thinking back to interesting and innovative books and publications that I looked at over the course of last year that I find relevant for this project.
Our group is made up of students from the Ellipsis studio so we chose to look at an exhibition focused on publication. It definitely taught us a lot even if it wasn’t what to do..
Our first brief in the Ellipsis studio is part individual and part group based and I can’t wait to get stuck into producing my printed pages!
I didn’t really know what to think about Design Competition to being with but after getting the brief I’m a little less wary…