From a yoga font to bathroom cabinets, ‘Line Up’ at West Suffolk College showed graphic design at its most inventive .
The exhibition of work by graduates on the BA (Hons) Graphic Communication and FdA Graphic Design courses at UCS Bury St Edmunds highlights not just their creative imagination but their skill in giving ideas a physical form.
Niesha Arnold, of Hawthorn Close, Bury, used yoga to inspire a decorative font (type face) she calls Navasana.
Font design is notoriously difficult and she said: “It took a lot of development. It’s easy to design one letter but when you put them together it looks different.”
Charlotte Davis, of Brockesby Walk, Bury, tried to portray the ‘feel’ of using recreational drugs based on users’ descriptions.
“I’ve never done drugs but I wanted to see if I could use my skills as a designer to pull off the feel of it,” she said.
Krysten Newby from Horringer, also worked on fabrics, screen printing her designs onto a range of t-shirts.
She said: “I’m going to set up my own clothing company as soon as possible.”
David Preston of Devon Close, Bury, screen printed simple designs onto tiles and bathroom furniture.
“I wanted to do something that involves screen printing and made furniture more interesting,” he said.