Graphic and Media DesignDegree Show 2019

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Emily Bowen

emiibowenn@gmail.com
As an eco-conscious designer in the digital age I value analog and digital practices combined; without traditional techniques we would not be able to witness design evolve as it has in the last 100 years. Being a graphic designer requires me to hold sustainable responsibility in both planetary concerns and the messages my designs emit to a chosen demographic.

My aspirations are to change the viewers concepts of previously thought ideologies to form a united awareness within the new generation of graphic designers and artists alike, using new and old processes cohesively.

Zero

With the rise of music festival culture within the UK, there also becomes a rise in one-use-waste. My goal in this project was to create simple solutions to wasteful content provided from festivals. These solutions included a glow in the dark map to reduce the use of artificial light being used outside, meaning continuous energy not being wasted. To stop the use of wristbands I came up with 2 temporary tattoo designs that last all weekend on the attendees wrist. Furthermore, instead of leaflets, posters and all manner of wasteful print I focused on a digital campaign to be pushed through social media and a user app.

Sisterhood

Join the disruption: Celebrating inclusive art movements and techniques grants Sisterhood as being the perfect outlet to use screen print due to its prominence in protest design history. Using bold block type alongside handwritten style I layered disruptive primary colours reminiscent of poster styles in feminist protest movements. As a female designer, I found the field of women in design difficult to explore at the start of further design education; I decided to curate a sharing platform for creatives to explore forgotten designers within the gender gap. With meet-ups, networking opportunities and a website, this abides to the digital age.

Ever Beer

With the disposable lifestyle we live in I wanted to create a solution for the leisurely culture of beer drinking to solve the waste that comes from cups bottles and cans. Making a luxury form for high end supermarket beer production meant adding value to each component. I first created a sealable glass lid using a 3D printed flexi filament recycled from car tyres and rendered on the computer before printing for 13 hours.

The glasses are standard pub beer glasses synonymous to drinking a tap poured beer from a local pub. To continue a sustainable composition I created my own paper from left over scraps i found from LCC before screen printed with my own handmade vegetable inks where the scrap vegetables were aquired from my local Brixton market before being cooked and altered with using iron, sulphate and other elements. I also made a foldable carry tray which can be used to hold the beers when out and about.