Huge congratulations to my former student Iain Glynn who was nominated for a YCN (Young Creative Network) award this year for his design for the Fedroni brief. He created a box of black items made from their exquisite range of back paper. http://www.ycn.org/awards/ycn-student-awards/2014-15-ycn-student-awards There were some exciting names presenting awards too including Michael Wolff of Wolff Olins no less. I was just a little bit excited to hear him – what an inspiring designer he is!
Having completed and achieved a Distinction on the FdA Graphic Communication (for which I am Course Leader) he went on to achieve a First in the BA Top Up at Sussex Coast College in Hastings, with the University of Brighton. I joined him to celebrate at the awards ceremony at the Barbican theatre last Wednesday. There was some incredible work nominated for each award demonstrating above all an understanding of each clients requirements combined with some really creative thinking. Well done to Iain for his award, it was a very proud tutor moment. 🙂
As I was in London I also popped into the Joseph Cornell Exhibition at the RA as I have long been a fan of his work. I was particularly inspired with the inventiveness with which he approached seemingly everyday objects and discarded items. Working with ephemera is very popular now but he was undoubtably one of the first to see it’s potential. The exhibition gave me lots of ideas for my own work, particularly his pharmacy series, collections of things in little bottles, which I hadn’t seen in person before.