Nottingham Trent University recently celebrated 170 years of Art and Design heritage with an ambitious series of events, I was commissioned to create the overall identity, 200 page exhibition book and acompanying marketing materials.
Contributors included contemporary and established artists such as Jon Burgerman, Rob Ryan, Turner Prizewinner Simon Starling, Noble and Webster, Lucy Orta and Mat Collishaw; actor Paul Kaye and director Jonathan Glazer.
The identity for Since 1843: In The Making is based on the process of continuous line drawing, which weaves from one page (and alumni) to the next, illustrating their story and acting as a visual timeline binding alumnifrom different disciplines and skill sets together while sharing the same starting point (NTU).
The limited edition catalogue was unveiled to almost 1000 opening event attendees in Nottingham and has been used continuously since as a special giveaway at subsequent celebratory events. The core design has also been adapted as the basis for development of a website: www.ntu170years.co.uk