Birmingham students create posters for rail stations

Design students from Birmingham City University are creating a series of posters that will appear at train stations across the West Midlands.

The project, titled Made in the Midlands, is intended to celebrate the region’s creative industries. It will feature work by photographic, graphic, textile, painting and illustration students from the university’s Birmingham Institute of Art & Design.

Once the posters start rolling out from Monday, commuters will be encouraged to offer feedback on them on BIAD’s website.

‘Birmingham City University is the leading provider of undergraduate talent for the creative industries outside of London,’ claims BIAD associate dean Paul Glennon, while rail operator London Midland commercial director Alex Hynes says, ‘This type of project is ideal for passengers who rarely visit galleries or exhibitions, as it gives people the chance to view an eclectic range of art in non-traditional areas such as [station] platforms and booking halls’.

The posters’ launch coincides with Universities Week, which will see more than 100 universities highlighting the role that they play in the UK’s culture and economy.

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