Day three of Green Week at London College of Communication was themed ‘Change’. A few hightlights from the day.
A Free Zine Factory was set up by four BA Graphic and Media Design and FdA Design for Graphic Communication students to create a handcrafted magazine. One of the students explains: “We collected paper from mainly the library that was used on one side only. Students can contribute by drawing or writing their thoughts down on the unused side of the paper.” The individual pieces are put together to create a story. A fanzine is created by scanning the seperate pieces.
Sarah Bagner from Supermarket Sarah studied Graphic Design in Brighton and has developed a fun spin on consumerism. She likes to turn plain and boring materials into something new and beautiful. Her work is now displayed in Selfridges and is regularly featured in various media from Style Bubble to the BBC news. On Green Week’s third day she teamed up with Tiziana Callari and created a quilt made out of discarded plastic bags. Tiziana says: “I like the concept of a second life and turn stuff that is thrown away into something new”. Website: www.supermarketsarah.com
FdA Design for Graphic Communication and BA Graphic and Media Design students worked together on their Human Sketchbook Bookmaking Machine workshop. Using scrap paper found around the College like old posters, off-cuts from the printing department, even old envelopes, the team create everything from handy sketchbooks of varying sizes to beautiful paper art sculptures. Students could then screen pint their own card covers to add to their chosen book. The workshop is designed to highlight the creative ways in which to use scrap material.