Monday, 8 July 2013

Information Overload for your Summer!

Following on from the talk we gave this morning about the Summer Holiday "Design Diary" work and writing your personal statement for UCAS, here is the information you will need. 
Firstly a link to the Art and Design Personal Statement Area of Moodle
this covers loads of essential information in word documents such as:

And here is the Design Diary brief, below you will find the Gallery Links Document and suggested research Artists for each specialism:




This project gives you the opportunity to research, analyse and collate historical and contemporary information in inventive ways.  It is an ongoing project that can be added to at a later date and something that will be taken to interview to show you are aware of the history of your specialist area.

  1. From the list below pick 3 artists or designers from your chosen specialist area ( this means one area do not mix them).  Answer the question 1-10.  Present this written work within your design diary.  Produce 15 A4 pages showing a coherent analysis of this work.  Inventively present this creating an appropriate format.  Comments should be in as much detail as possible and have the analysis and evaluation of an essay.  Make your own responses to this work within 2 responses to each artist/designer 6 in all.  Spend time on these trying to create these to look as professional as possible.  Use manual or digital ways of working to create

  1. Additionally visit a London show within your specialism.   See a show that interests you and annotate your thoughts about this, respond to this artists within a series of pieces.( at least 3)

Try to answer the following  questions.  If you cannot find out the answers to these easily try being creative, try emailing the artist/ institution that represents them or using face book, or following a blog to discuss etc to gain information on them.  The amount of information you can find on a practitioner may have a bearing on who you choose.  Research before you decide who to do  :-

  1. Find out as much information on them as possible.  Place the artists\designers or artwork historically.  Find out where they trained and what jobs, commissions they have had  etc .   What is their background?

  1. What is their work like?  How would you describe it?    What techniques or processes do you think they use and what exactly makes them so successful do you think?

  1. Who do you think has influenced them and what is their work like?   Have things such as - politics, music, fashion, changes in materials or technology processes had an effect? Can you show influences and compare or contrast these similarilties together?   

  1. What themes or ideas are in their work . How do these artists\designers  communicate messages or meaning within their work?  What logos, slogans, visual imagery or markmaking do they utilise to produce their work?

  1. Who are some of the clients they have worked for?  Can you document this work and give examples of large and small commissions/ jobs they have covered?

  1. Give evidence of quotes, opinions and comments from other people if available .  These may be from catalogues, newspaper cuttings, websites, TV programmes, blogs, face book etc.  The more variety of information, the more interesting your diary.  They may lead you to look at other artists whose work you like.  You will probably have to dig around to get this and anticipate this will take time - be persistent.

  1. Why have you chosen these artists\designers to analyse?  What relevance does their work have on your own interests?  Do you use similar techniques etc or do  the concepts/ideas they promote appeal to you? Why are you so attracted to this work?  Is it that you find the markmaking original, messages in adverts inventive, appreciate the form and structure of a sculpture etc.?  Please elaborate as much as possible.

  1. Pinpoint at least 1 piece of work that your artists\designers are known for.  Document this in detail and analyse why you think this work has become famous.  Is it challenging conventions?  How exactly?  Is it deliberately provocative i.e. Tracy Ermin’s bed

  1. What materials, processes and technology have they adopted that have shaped their ideas and given the work a distinctive style.

  1. Produce a whole series of responses to the designers you have looked at (minimum 6, 2 for each artist/designer) by making samples, tryouts, drawings, typography in the style of this work to show your interests.  Present this in an appropriate way next to your analysis.


Within the presentation of your selected work you should concentrate on good page layout, effective composition, choice of colour and materials.  You may present your thoughts Atin any way you wish as long as it complements and reflects the topic.  Images should be varied in the way they are presented, some photocopied, some hand-drawn.  Assemble your text and image and be prepared to move items around until you get a balanced composition.

  • Type out your opinion on paper, put acetate over the top of images to layer them.
  • Combine an image and text effectively, varying scale, surface and repetitive effects.
  • Print out good quality images on glossy photo print paper.
  • Title things accurately and consistently giving dates and media.
  • Analyse intelligently and articulately (this may take practice and mean rewriting ideas in rough first).
  • Give your opinions backed up with others’ quotes and comments - put quotes in inverted commas (i.e. “.....”).
  • Assemble images and related works so that the explanation is related rather than arbitrary.
  • Consider - cutting, tearing, photocopying onto acetate overlaying, using Lettraset, painting, scratching on to images, varnishing, using fold outs, tracing paper sections overtyped text, collage, photographs - Polaroids, digital print-outs, etc.
  • Use Pritt Stick or another card and paper glue to stick things down that won’t buckle your images.

§  use illegible fonts because it looks a bit different, keep it simple.
§  use felt pen in handwriting over images.
§  use paint straight out from the pot without mixing it and thick textured paint over everything.
§  use tissue paper in large quantities without trying to transform this banal material.
§  use PVA to stick anything down as it makes everything wrinkled.
§  slant images on the page.
§  sponge, glitter and double mount.
§  print out others’ opinions and presenting them as your own.
§  try to make the presentation so busy that the written text is illegible - this is not what is required.
§  download information on artists and stick this into your sketchbook. Instant referral!

Minimum Submission Requirements:

·      15 x A3/A4 sides of  your  existing design diary documenting 3 artists\designers on the list below.   This should include at least 6, in all,  sustained visual responses to the artists/ designers you have looked at. 
·      Bibliography of sources – books, magazines & newspaper articles, website addresses, gallery visits, TV programmes and videos
·      Evidence within your sketchbook that you have made the effort to go up to London and visit a National Exhibition i.e. notes, postcards, leaflets, tickets, photography, etc with comments and annotations and 3 visual responses to this show.

 Submission Deadline:           

First day back at College when books will be submitted for marking, you will be expected to talk about your efforts within a group crit. and discuss your ideas.  Make sure you allow yourself enough time to complete this project.  Start it early, don’t leave it until the last minute.

N.B. Entrance to the Second Year of this course will depend on you completing this project.

Fine Art
Graphic Design/Illustration
Bill Woodrow
Phillipe Starck
Osborne & Little
Tom Stoddart
Claes Oldenburg
Charles & Ray Eames
Anna French
Helen Chadwick
Designers Republic
Tom Dixon
Timney Fowler
Jeff Wall
Richard Deacon
Why Not Associates
Su Blackwell
Dawn Dupee
Ruven Afanador
Rachel Whiteread
Reima Pietila
Sarah Feather
Cindy Sherman

Le Corbusier

Frank Lloyd Wright

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

Peter Callesen
David Chipperfield

The Chase
James Stirling

Sty Lounge

Mona Hartoum
Graphic   through
Norman Foster
Gyöngy Laky
Martin Parr

Yulio Bradskaya
Zaha Hadid

Alberto Seveso
Rick Mather

Blog Inside Ugly
RIBA awards for architecture

David Mach
Tom Hingston
Ron Arad
Anne Kyyrö
Mario Testino
Rebecca Horn
Sumner Stone
Wendy Ramshaw
Designers Guild
Nan Goldin
Anthony Gormley
Barry Deck
James Dyson
Sarah Lugg
Sam Haskins
Frank Auerbach
David Carson
The Alessi Group
Hussein Chalayan
Gillian Wearing
Jenny Saville
Neville Brody
Richard Cox
Alexander McQueen
Annie Leibovitz
Paula Rego
Sam Winston
Janna Syvanoja
Issey Miyake
Bill Brant
Eric Fischl
Andrew Davidson
Pippa Small
Vivienne Westwood
Helmet Newton
Alison Watt
Andrzej Klimowski
David Watkins
Comme Des Garcons
Robert Mapplethorpe
Graham Dean
Vaughan Oliver
Frank Gehry
Dawn Dupree
Richard Billingham
Howard Hodgekin
Chris Wright (my space)
Mies Van De Rohe
Boo Ritson
Alison Lambert

Scribbley Jay
Vernon Panton
art-dept look at photography
Bill Jacklin
Fumi Nakamura
Tony Cragg
Ian Mckeever
Cinder Block
Richard Deacon
Peepshow collective
Richard Misrak
Michael Porter
Chris Dent
Eileen Grey
Rachael Kelly
Steven Gill
John Virtue
peepshow collective
Alex Segoni
The art of
Wolfgang Tillmans
David Hepher
Seymour and Powell
Lisa Stickley
Sophie Calle
Peter Doig
Green Gadgets competition
Orla Kiely
Matt Jones
Anselm Kiefer
Danny Alison
Neisha Crossland
Jason Evans
Robert Rauschenberg
Tim Tomkinson
David Gracas
Claire Coles
David Bailey
Albert Irvin
Alex Williamson
Peter Callesen
Claire Nicholson
Rineke Dikjstra
Cy Twombly
Sara Fanelli
Nick Knight
Ian Davenport
Plastic Kid
Sunday Vision
David Lachappelle

Pablo Bronstein
Craig Atkinson
Elizabeth Galton
Michal Batory

Robin Rhode
Lauren Simkin-Berke

Dryden Godwin

Jim Dine
Talya Baldwin
Phillip Treacy

Mathew Hollings
Zoe Moreoferrall
Lynne Dirstin Murray

Emma Rios
Hannah Louise Lamb

Pablo Bronstein
Vrginia Zimmerman
Stephen Jones

Robin Rhode
Nancy Linden
Anoush Waddington

Anya Gallaccio
David Foldvari
Zoe Bradley

Richard Long
Hope Gangloff
Sakurako Matsushima

Barbara Kruger
Craig Atkinson
Karen Whiterod

Nancy Spero

Sam Winston
Clare Scully

Tony Cragg
Chris Ede
Tord Boontje

Rachel Whiteread
Neasdon Control  Centre
Sarah Morpeth

Joseph Beuys
Martin O’Neill
Rob Ryan

Damien Hirst
Kate Moross
Suzi Mclaughlin

Louise Bourgeois
Andrew Rae
Peter Callensen

THS .nu
Su Blackwell

Richard Wilson
Eduardo Recife
Book art – images on google for working in paper

Derek Jarman
Miles Donovan

Quentin Tarantino
Tez Humphries


Matt Yerman

Bob Godfrey
Erin Petson

Tim Burton
Vault 49

Nick Park
Sarah Beetson

Terry Gillian
Mario Wagner

Aradman Productions
Marie Emmerman

Raymond Briggs
Black moth studios

Chris Wright (my space)

Sarah Hingle

Emma Rios

Zoe More O Ferrall


Nous vous

Eva Han

Sophie Toulouse

Valevo Doval

Andy J Miller

Anna Emilia

Rue Five

Nigel Peake

Lizzy Stewart

Alize Meurrisse

James Gulliver Hancock

Oliver Polanski


Barnardos Silver Spoon

Benetton by Olivero Toscani




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Channel 4’s logo

  London Galleries and other links:

Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens  London W2 3XA, United Kingdom
+44 20 7402 6075

Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall  London SW1Y 5AH, United Kingdom
+44 20 7930 3647

The Saatchi Gallery
Duke Of York's HQ, King's Rd, London SW3 4RY, United Kingdom

Tate Britain
Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, United Kingdom

Tate Modern
Bankside, London SE1 9TG, United Kingdom

Design Museum
28 Shad Thames, London, Greater London SE1 2YD, United Kingdom

Somerset House
Strand, London WC2R 1LA, United Kingdom (they have exhibitions Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You to Love Me 10 July – 29 September 2013 as well as

The Photographers Gallery
16 – 18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW

The Royal Academy of Arts
Piccadilly site:
Burlington House, Piccadilly
London W1J 0BD           
Burlington Gardens site:
6 Burlington Gardens
London W1S 3ET

The Fashion and Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3XF, United Kingdom

Camden Arts Center
Arkwright Rd, London, Greater London NW3 6DG, United Kingdom

South London Gallery
67 Peckham Rd, London, Greater London SE5 8UH, United Kingdom
52-54 Bell St, London NW1 5DA, United Kingdom

Victoria and Albert Museum:
Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL, United Kingdom

Queens Gallery
Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA, United Kingdom

The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom

National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place

Hayward Gallery and the Southbank Centre
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London, Greater London SE1 8XX, United Kingdom

Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX, United Kingdom

White Cube
144 – 152 Bermondsey Street
, London SE1 3TQ; 25 – 26 Mason's Yard , London SW1Y 6BU 16 Wharf Rd, London, Greater London N1 7RW, United Kingdom

Other links: