A PIECE OF SOUND ADVICE + A SINGLE WARNING TO A DESIGN STUDENT
Learn the basics of typography, punctuation and printing. Experiment and don’t rush into producing ‘professional’-looking work. If you are committed, hard-working and love what you do, things will happen + Never follow a particular style just because it seems popular
FAVOURITE FOOD THEN
German potato pancakes
YOUR MOST VALUED POSSESSION THEN
My sketchbooks – I was pretty poor and can’t remember owning anything else of real value
YEAR OF PROJECT
STUDENT PROJECT BRIEF
Royal College of Art, London (United Kingdom)
Matthew Rudd was my first-year ‘assistant’ at the college and he helped me a great deal
Laser-cut vinyl letters on painted wooden blocks
Just a few days
WHY DO YOU LIKE THIS PROJECT?
It was a simple project (but had a complex meaning).
It was the last project I did in college and somehow marks the end of a journey exploring the relationship between content and form.
The fashion chain Whistles showed my work in their shop windows.
PROJECT SIMILARITIES THEN AND NOW
Both projects deal with materiality. In Splitwords I was curious to explore the ‘physical’ aspect of words and how their meaning can change. For the Paramount signage, we printed patterns on the front of thick blocks of clear acrylic while the actual information went on the back. Depending on the angle of view, this information is more or less obstructed.