Abstract Typography with Nick (Workshop 5 Y2)

Today in the workshop with Nick, it seemed to be different than any of the others as the tables were turned on their sides and all our materials were on the floor. Our task today was to be really free and create some abstract typography. We had two sizes of paper to work with, a craft knife, boards to sit beneath the paper while we used the craft knife and black paint only.

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Graphic Resistance with Nick – (Workshop 4 Y2)

Today with Nick we started off by looking at the context behind the workshop. Our focus was May 1968 “May68” – “The volatile period of civil unrest in France during May 1968 was punctuated by demonstrations and massive general strikes as well as the occupation of universities and factories across France. In Paris, on the 16 May, students and faculty staff took over the Ecole des Beaux Arts to establish the Atelier Populaire (the Popular Workshop). The organisation went on to produce hundreds of silkscreen posters.”

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Self Portrait Series with Nick (Workshop 3 Y2)

Today was my last workshop before the end of term 1, I was excited for this workshop as I have been really enjoying my time in Nick’s workshop and being able to play around with things I wouldn’t normally do, I find it refreshing to do the workshops alongside our studio brief as it breaks the week up and allows me to have fun and try new things. This workshop was all about self-portraits and deconstruction then putting our imagery back together again.

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Typography Workshop with Nick (Workshop 1 Y2)

For my first workshop with Nick, I didn’t know what to expect. I was excited as I knew this would be something new. Nick introduced the workshop and informed us we would be working with typography and instead of simply copying it, instead we would be looking at how we can be inspired by this. We were working with three different fonts: Cooper Black, Futura, and Baskerville.

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