Thursday, June 16, 2011


hca summer exhibition

























So here are some photos from my final exhibition at university. Design isn't my passion, I honestly doubt I'll ever be doing Graphic Design now I've done my degree. I love art and I appreciate good work but honestly the designing side bores me. It was a struggle for me to finish the course, but I did & despite it not being what I want I am glad I stuck it out.

Im often asked to post more of my work on here, But honestly, I dont want to because I simply just dont enjoy doing it anymore. My graphic "style" changed dramatically in the last year too and I moved away from hand drawn to predominantly type based design. The direction of my blog has changed too, so its not really what I want on here either, like I said its not my passion and I don't have much desire to do anything like that. To me Graphics was something I just kept going with after college, Its just something I'm mildly good at and can just "do".

Despite this I'm pleased with the show, overall it really came together in the end. I had a bit of a melt down and a strop because I hate printing things out more than anything in the world. I think bulldog clips on art pieces is super passe, I wanted to frame them but just one of those things that ended up being a last minute, running out of time decision. I chose the social networking info graphics I did ages ago as well as my hand drawn type piece I did about two years ago! I snapped these early this morning and alot of people were still putting their work up hence why its such a tip! Im gutted I'm missing the final show as I'm on holiday!


PS. Although I took the photos, The artwork isn't mine so please don't repost these images!

49 comments:

  1. the photos are really creative!
    the last photo really cracked me up.
    I can't do art to save my life!
    Krissy xoxo

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  2. Really interesting work! Really like the font work you create, I remember checking out your blog ages ago when I used to read it and loved your letter desgins. I get bummed down with my course at times but stick it out, god knows what I'll be doing after I graduate though! Art seems like a hard business to get into.

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  3. I love pics ! Giveaway open worldwide on my blog! See u! xxx

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  4. love the artwork, the last one made me laugh seen as i have hardly any artistic talent, ahaha :)

    Mollie from we-are-the-crowd.com
    xo

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  5. nice pics.... ;)


    STREET STYLE: The Couple Garance Dore & The Sartorialist
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  6. Well done; it looks like such an interesting exhibition! :) x

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  7. The whole show looks great :D I really enjoyed my degree show and seeing how everyone's work had come together. I did sfx, so it was all very interesting and creative but I loved looking round the graphics and fine art studios too.

    Well done you for getting it all sorted, it looks fab!

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  8. The exhibiton looks very nice! I can find myself in you, I had the same situation too and I finished also but I knew that I didn't wan't to continue in that direction, I totally understand :).

    FASHION SUICIDES

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  9. Even if it isn't your's, it looks so amazing. It's completely one of the many artwork styles I love love love.
    Thank you for inspiration!

    xxx

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  10. the word looks really impressive, you should be proud! :) xxx

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  11. I completely love the pictures, looks like a fantastic exhibition!

    xoxo
    lapetiteprincesseb.blogspot.com

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  12. This all looks great! I hope I make it the 3 years to my final show.
    I love your little business style cards too very sweet xx

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  13. I really, really love your business cards - so quirky and fun!

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  14. Love the little buisness card thingys you've made, they're really cool! All the work looks really impressive, you should be proud you stuck it out, now you can get on with whatever you want to do. A lot of having a degree is just being able to prove you have the higher level of intelligence, disapline and motivation to be able to stick a degree out, no matter what it's in i swear!

    I still have no idea what i want to do when i graduate next year, hopefully i shall by then, but probs not haha!

    Stacey xx

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  15. I love this photos, your business card are so funny !

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  16. Looks great! I love the business cards =) It's great that you stuck with it! At least now you know it's not what you want to do!

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  17. it looks amazing! love those little blog cards! :)
    xx

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  18. Absolutely loving your work and I'm loving the business cards to. Amazing! You should be proud by what you've achieved even if its something you've found you don't want to do anymore. :)
    OMG I have that red dell laptop lol! xD xx

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  19. At least you stuck it out and finished. It all looks really good.

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  20. Everything looks so fantastic! And I like the use of the clips...it makes your work stand out from the rest. Congrats!

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  21. The typography prints are amazing in that exhibition! I do hope you eventually end up doing what you truly love doing, regardless if its graphic design or not. And you look darling!

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  22. Are they your business cards? Where did you get them made? Some lovely work... I love graphic design :)

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  23. Soy nueva en el mundo blogger y me encantarĂ­a que me visitaras y me siguieras (si te gusta) muchos besos :)

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  24. Wow, these are brilliant! Good for you for sticking the course out even if you werent enjoying it, bet you're proud now you've seen the finished result:D Love the figaro artwork-theyre my favourite car haha! Xxx

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  25. The little pink cards are so brilliant & quite cute! Are those yours?

    Congrats on getting through it all! And now, onto new and better things? :)

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  26. At least you have control over how your work is displayed and what work is. Unfortunately we don't. :(

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  27. These look like really good designs :)
    What do you find your passion is now? Or are you still trying to find it?
    Sirens and Bells xx

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  28. haha I love that 'I have a blog, ombre hair and wear clothes'.

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  29. Everything came out amazingly. Even if it isn't really your passion you should still feel proud, no one can point fingers now, saying you gave up, or that you didn't try hard enough. The business cards are my favourite, very cute and witty.

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  30. oh wow, all the work is amazing! im always so jealous of design students, uh-maazinng work!

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  31. Awesome! Love the designs, you have alot of talent!

    http://badjoan.blogspot.com/

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  32. its good that you stuck it out. i'm the same. not passionate at all about my degree anymore, but i hate to leave things unfinished. three more classes left for me then i'm donzo.

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  33. Love your art, don't totally give it up. Been where your at,i studied design and once i got out of Uni. I discovered sitting at a computer not interactting with people, putting out crappy artwork for a client who does not know any better was not for me. I love art and design but not actually the real businessny work world of it all.I now make a living teaching art and making jewlery. You have inspired me to start blogging.

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  34. Your business cards are too cute! I've always been a big fan of simple hand-drawn designs. They're always so original and personal.

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  35. All the work looks lovely!
    What university are you at??

    Im doing a degree in Graphic Design and about to go onto third year, its a shame that you dont want to do it anymore but I think its a good thing you've realised its not for you and you can find a path you'll be happy to go down. You've gained the experience and you've got a degree to back you up so good luck for whatever you decide to do in the future!

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  36. I really like your work, despite your lack of interest. I sort of know how you feel, I've just finished A2 art and this year has just dragged. I haven't been passionate about it, it felt like a chore. But at least we've both finished our courses now and hopefully art will be fun again in the future :)
    xxx

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  37. Didnt know you went to Hereford Art College! A couple of my friends are going next year- we live in Worcester! Amazing work :)

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  38. All this work is amazing! I'd legit give a limb to be good at something creative XO

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  39. may have just had a heart attack realising that you are the one who did the piece i had spent a week reading every day at college !(facebook + youtube piece) i go to hereford art college . your work is amazing i love it . xx

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  40. Aaah this looks really cool! I absolutely ADORE graduate graphic design shows - its always so good! Its sad you don't enjoy it any more though - I'm thinking I should have done it instead of Fashion Promotion!
    Have a wonderful trip = so sad you wont see your own work up!
    xxxx

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  41. So nice to see you write about how I feel too! I had my final exhibition two weeks ago at the OXO tower in London, I have studied Fashion Promotion at uni, and it was also a struggle for me to get through the course but like yourself, I pulled myself through which I am proud of although not really wanting to continue in that direction for a career.
    I love writing so I hope I can divert myself to there.
    Great post, made me feel like I'm not the only one so thanks!
    Holly

    http://pickleisatreat.blogspot.com

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  42. Loveeeee the business cards! I've just had to do some too, wish I'd have seen yours first :)

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  43. Where did you get your business cards done?

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