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Tuesday 16 June 2015

Graphic designs go public!

Final-year BA (Hons) Graphic Design students at Southampton Solent University have put their creative, dynamic and inventive work on display to the public.

The exhibition comprises of over 60 final major projects showcasing the students’ diverse work and their influences, ranging from sustainable knitting to raising awareness about the difficulties living with dementia.

Programme Group Leader Nick Long says: “The work by students at this year’s degree show is outstanding. They have used innovative and creative designs that create a powerful, striking exhibition.”

Bianca Midboe, 23, wanted to influence more young people to knit through her final project, which includes a banner that took her an incredible 310 hours to plan, knit and sew. Her time at Solent has seen her learn lots of new techniques that she will be applying in an internship with the Environmental Party in Norway this summer. “Then I will be coming back to Solent to undertake the MA Visual Communication, where I am planning on focusing on sustainable graphic design,” she says.

Bianca Midboe’s ‘Stitch N’Bitch’ banner, which took 250 hours

Sam Bullock’s book – Paraphysical – explores the dark nature of paranormal phenomena in a fresh and less daunting light. Sam says: “A topic of disregard for most and a glimpse of hope and excitement for others, the paranormal topic of discussion is as an age-old argument across people of all nationalities, cultures and religions.”

Sam Bullock’s Paraphysical explores the dark nature of paranormal phenomena

And Oliver Mills based his project around his grandfather, Gordon Mills, who managed three of the world’s most successful recording artists of the 1960s and 1970s (Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck and Gilbert O’Sullivan).

The exhibition, which previewed on Friday 12 June, is open to the public until Thursday 18 June at Southampton Solent School of Art & Design, Level 2, Below Bar, 9 Castle Way, SO14 2BX. Opening Times are: 16 June 10am – 7pm, 17 June 10am – 5pm, and 18 June 10am – 4pm.