Date of release: Friday, November 10, 2017

End PapersAn exhibition which brings together work from present students and alumni from the past ten years, explores the role of craft and making in an era of digital design.

End Papers is a retrospective of student works, demonstrating the BA H Graphic & Digital Design programme's investigation of the book within graphic design practice.

Understanding the haptic qualities of paper, the technical craft of book making and how they are still important skills for the graphic designer is the theme of the exhibition.

Nickie Hirst, Director of Enterprise & Design within the Department of Creative Professions and Digital Art, is the innovator and curator of End Papers.

Nickie has worked tirelessly to create a showcase of works from past and present students, highlighting aspects of narrative and dialogue, structure and form, type and image layout and print-finishing processes. Nickie states: "The exhibition presents the interweaving dialogues of task, authorship and craft within a graphic designer's practice"

The exhibition comprises of six elements: The Design Portfolio, The Design Research Project, The ISTD (International Society for Typographic Designers) Student Design Awards, The Brand Book, the Artists' Book project and Open Book. Within each element, students demonstrate extraordinary skills, producing beautiful and remarkable pieces.

Works on show include Threads of Time, a book by Eliza Miklasevica. An outstanding creation which celebrates the life of her grandmother who mastered the craft of hand weaving in a small town in Latvia, a place where technological progress have not taken root.

Longing is an exhibit by Asaf Hagag. An exceptional artist's book which communicates the everyday cultural things he missed during his first year as an international student living in London.

End Papers is currently showing in the Project Space in Stockwell Street until 18 November, for more information

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