I know the other colleges are technically 'competition' now and this was most notable when the Camberwell & Brighton external shows coincided, but rather than feel jealous or competitive, it made me really happy to see such exciting, professional and diverse illustration across the board. It's reassuring. I wish I'd been able to get to the Kingston and RCA shows too, not to mention all the other institutions not caught up in London's dragnet.
Here (finally) are some photos from BA Illustration at this years Camberwell College degree show.
Oh and see below for our topical celebrity guest. Shouldn't really give her any more publicity considering the insaneamountUALgiveher. And she isn't even alumni, I swear she didn't even finish foundation! Oh well. I like Florence, I really do, I just think it's lame that Camberwell is constantly trying to capitalise on her success. She was mentioned like twice in our graduation ceremony! Her name even flashed across the screen on the aspirational video collage!
Here are a couple of dodgy sketches I've rustled up while trying to get my head around a logo for Women's History Month UK. Women's History month emerged from the London Feminist Network in May 2010 and will be an annual event to raise knowledge and awareness of women's history, and celebrate and promote women's achievements. The first UK Women's History Month will be 1st-31st March 2011.
I'm still working on ideas, will post the results up when they're finished.
Spent Thursday at the Royal Festival Hall feeling part cast of hundreds Harry Potter extra & part strange academic bride. Contributing factors included the stress of getting there on time, getting be-gowned, the austere organ music & procession of tutors all robed up like ministers of the church/wizards. Also note strange phallic wand mascot. Really enjoyed honorary fellow Joe Wright's funny, unpretentious address, less enthused with the gormless Gormley quote about Area 10's part in the transformation of Peckham "from disadvantaged ghetto to the creative engine of a re-imagined London". Come on now.
So here we are after four years at Camberwell. I wish I could stay for one more. Plenty more photos to come, including the shows. Just waiting for some rolls to develop.