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Student group from 1st Year BA graphic design Central Saint Martins 2007-8

Students working in the Space at the Design Museum

Student discussing designs with the Design Museum's Head of Communications

Student work

Student work

Student work

Student work

Student work

Student work

Student work

Talk by Rob Ball from The Partners

DRAWING FOR DESIGN

A collaborative project by the Design Museum and 1st Year BA Graphic Design students at Central Saint Martins.

Part 1
Students were given two ‘Drawing for Design’ design briefs entitled ‘Are we There Yet?’ and ‘Located’. The design briefs were based on the Design Museum and surrounding areas and students were invited to carry out initial research during a visit (week beginning 7 January 2008) to Design Museum exhibitions including Matthew Williamson + Jean Prouve. Students produced work independently back at college.

Part 2
Two weeks later students presented their project outcomes during a crit with Design Museum + Central Saint Martins staff, held at the Design Museum. The crit took place on 18 January 2008 with 70 students in attendance. The judging panel selected the strongest 25 projects. The prize for the 25 selected students was a chance to attend a special Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Higher Education Study Day in March 2008.

Part 3
All 25 students attended the Higher Education Study Day which took place at the Design Museum on 10 March 2008. The day consisted of a curatorial tour of the exhibition Brit Insurance Designs of the Year. Students were set a one-day design brief entitled ‘Extra Ordinary’ by Rob Ball from the Partners (Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Nominees), followed by a talk tracking his journey from being a student to working at one of the best-known design agencies in the UK. The day ended with a mini crit of the work produced on the day.

Feedback
‘It was really fast, quick thinking’
‘I really got stuck into the brief’
‘It was a really good project, I really enjoyed the exhibitions and (design) specialists’ input’
‘It was brilliant, challenging, fun, fast paced’
‘My students learned about a wide range of design genres and how this could feed into their own work’

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