Yesterday I hauled myself away from my weekly dose of Saturday sport on the box and trekked along to see some fresh designs from Manchester’s latest batch of graduates. Feeling like a fish out of water I mingled with the excited parents, bored siblings and expectant students.
Not knowing where to start, I figured the best place was the top where I found a textile/fashion collection. Now I’m bloke, who likes deign but has a boy-like approach to aesthetics; probably not the best person to pass judgement on the work of others in this field, but flicking through work-books was like reading ID/face/Dazed&Confused magazines back in the noughties.
Working my way through the exhibition I was tickled by the wit, impressed by the practicality and awed by the range of modern designs on display. Honourable mention to Becka Saville for having the sharpest-looking business cards and a most-media-savvy-name…Seriously check out this girl’s work:
Headhunted by Adidas to produce online virals, due to work at Esquire magazine, this young designer is going places.
I was also taken by the work of Alice Ellis-Hayle. Her bird-boxes, designed to help older folk deal with dementia and placate so-called ‘hard-to-teach’ kids; released the my inner-child. I was making and remaking the boxes, placing them in the tree, suggesting blinged-up verions…
If I get to be a contented old man, sitting on ma porch, shooting the breeze with a mate then I might consider purchasing such a bird-box – (if only to give me easier targets for ma’ shot-gun;-). For the record I’ve never owned, or would want to own a shooter; I just have a gun-ho attitude to metaphors. Boom! Boom!
As I’m a young’un (@ ❤ as northun kids say;-), I’ll fill the rest of the post with pretty pictures of designs that caught my eye. Stay cool, clean and clear. 1.x