12 June 2015

Manchester School of Art

Degree Show season is upon us, and we are particularly excited to see the exhibitions at Manchester School of Art, which open this evening.

We’ve been working with the School of Art since last year on its prospectuses, and have now recently completed the identity for the Degree Show too – taking inspiration from the history of the school and in particular the work of Walter Crane, an artist and scholar who was a key figure in the Arts and Crafts movement, and was Director of Design of the school from 1893–98. We took his writings about education as a starting point for an illustrative typographic design to form the key graphic for the campaign; the design on the left is from the invitations, which were letterpressed onto a thick bright white GF Smith Wild board.

The APFEL team are heading up to Manchester this evening to attend the opening, and can’t wait to see all the work and celebrate with the students and staff!