Early last week Alison and myself decided to take a quick shot on the degree show brief: To come up with a concept/visual idea that represented the breadth of creativity and diversity within the art school. As I haven't really kept a sketchbook in the last week, I thought I would post some of our research and inspiration on here.
We looked at a lot of visual identity's and signage, including David Crow's book and a few others.
Lots of crazy brainstorms later we came up with a few directions, stickers/badges/prisms/brail/colour/symbols. It was important for us to come up with an integrated design that could adapt across different media, especially into the mapping and navigation of the exhibition, which we felt has often been a let down in the past. We were also keen to get some interactive element to the show, similar to the Spiro-graph installation of a few years ago which stuck in our heads as very successful.