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17 Jun 2005

by Noel

Those Who Wonder Wrap-Up

On Monday Christian and I went to Those Who Wonder, the degree show for the Graphic and Media Design (Illustration) students from the London College of Communication. In a word: Wow!

There’s something wonderful about degree shows. The students realise they’re on the cusp: they’ve finished their training and soon it will be time to try and make an impact on the world outside the University. In some ways it’s the best of times, when everything is potential and no limitations are set by the disappointments that from time to time life brings. It’s been, well, too many years since I finished my undergraduate eduation, but I recaptured a bit of that feeling by being there.

Ostensibly an illustration course, the show included a variety of work that stretched the definition of illustration to the limit: t-shirts, masks, books, and even videos. I was very impressed. The students had also organised and paid for the whole event, including renting the gallery and organising the drinks and entertainment. I can’t recall Computer Science students ever organising an event to equal this!

We took some photos; they’re on Flickr under the thosewhowonder tag. They don’t really do justice to the vent. There were many cameras at the event so I’m hoping that Nils will be able to get some better photos uploaded.

Of course I have to mention the electronic catalogue we developed for the show. It worked wonderfully!

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