This, the third show, Accelerators, includes Surface Design, Interior Design, ABC Diploma in Graphic Design, and ABC Diploma in Spatial Design (Interior).
All are navigable through the totemic Elephant & Castle-based LCC building, via block letter graphics designed by Studio Myerscough, applied to floor and ceilings.
On this course Surface Design can mean the application of a design – graphic or otherwise – to anything from textiles to ceramics.
It might be surprising to see Wrap in the surface design exhibition. Started in October 2010 and featuring in Design Week in August of that year, it has been designed so that each double page spread can be read and then turned into wrapping paper. LCC student Louis Vincent has made the cover design for this, it’s fourth issue.
Victoria Mae’s illustrations have been applied to a ceramic tea set, and presented as a chess set on a square board. They take inspiration from her South African homeland, and in particular Durban’s Indian influences, as well as English Roses.
The Design for Graphic Communications degree work comes in show four. Of the graphic design diploma work at this show, LCC saw projects by Rhiannon Flemming and Hogan Johnson as being noteworthy enough to leapfrog the BA Course. They’ve been fast tracked to masters courses. Here’s an Arsenal inspired campaign piece by Flemming.
We rather liked Gan Yeong Shin’s imagined campaign for the Terrence Higgins Trust, reminding people that ‘HIV is colour blind.’
Over in interiors, Homestax by Adrian Allsopp stood out. Even if the execution was a bit off, it was well conceived. A modular home where each part of a house can be purchased years apart, so a home can grow with a family, before bits are siloed for rented self–contained flats and a ‘granny annex,’ to support changing needs.