Éric & Marie Gaspar Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design London United Kingdom – I Used to Be a Design Student

FRENCH

Éric & Marie Gaspar

STUDENT YEARS

8 (×2)

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

Cadbury’s

YOUR MOST VALUED POSSESSION THEN

Camera

YEAR OF PROJECT

1999

STUDENT PROJECT BRIEF

To design the degree show catalogue of the graphic design department

COLLEGE

Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London (United Kingdom)

TUTOR(S)

Geoff Fowle

COLLABORATOR(S)

Holly Mackenzie and Tomako Takasu for the photographs

TECHNOLOGY

Offset printing and die-cutting

TIME SPENT

5 months

TYPEFACE

Officina

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.

OUTCOMES

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.

FEEDBACK

‘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.