Éric & Marie Gaspar
A PIECE OF SOUND ADVICE + A SINGLE WARNING TO A DESIGN STUDENT
Try all the techniques you can while you are at college; try not to be afraid of design solutions that look bizarre and weird and don’t match the surrounding visual landscape + Don’t forget humour and fantasy in your work
FAVOURITE FOOD THEN
YOUR MOST VALUED POSSESSION THEN
YEAR OF PROJECT
STUDENT PROJECT BRIEF
To design the degree show catalogue of the graphic design department
Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London (United Kingdom)
Holly Mackenzie and Tomako Takasu for the photographs
Offset printing and die-cutting
WHY DO YOU LIKE THIS PROJECT?
We like the way the objects, printed scale 1, are very simply displayed on the page. Objects are juxtaposed without any commentary. The viewer is engaged to think his own narration.
WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE ABOUT IT?
The cover of the inside brochure is weak.
It was basically our first printed project, so we learned a lot while conceiving it. It eventually figured in the D&AD annual the year after.
‘We don’t see the work of the students so this catalogue is useless.’
PROJECT SIMILARITIES THEN AND NOW
On both projects, objects are displayed on the pages in a very simple way. Texts concerning those pictures are placed at the end of the publications to allow pictures a wider life. The chronology of the work of the Bouroullecs is erased, the property of the students’ objects also.