Tag Archives: 2011

Alphablog Overview

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So 2012 is well underway now. A quarter of the way in already, in fact.

It seems like a good opportunity to remember the shenanigans of the previous year and look back on the Alphablog series I wrote throughout the year.

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Alphablog: Y is for Year 2011

The year 2011 is coming rapidly to a close, and with it my first full calendar year of running my own business.

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It’s been a good year, if not a straightforward one, and I’ve learnt many lessons along the way. It’s amazing what you need to go through to make your business provide an income and a sustainability that will allow you to build for the future.

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University Arts Degree Show

Roland Levinsky Building: University of Plymouth degree show 2011

The University of Plymouth is rightly very proud of their Art & Design department. They have a fine reputation and, having moved from their Exeter base back into Plymouth at the modern and spectacular Roland Levinsky building, their courses are going from strength to strength.

I was invited to last night’s Arts Degree Show at the Roland Levinsky and was delighted to have opportunity to go along to check out the work on show.

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Alphablog: A is for Album Covers

As a musician and music lover as well as a designer, I decided that my first ‘Alphablog’ article would pay tribute to the artwork of my favourite album covers. A while ago I posted a blog on my top ten rock and metal band logos (see the articles here and here) and this article will follow a similar vein, with my top ten rock/metal album covers.

I’m sure I’m not alone in having been massively influenced by the designs displayed on the CDs I listen to; I am yet to be sold on the mp3 revolution, preferring the tactile piece of artwork in my hands with the CD. And I’m sure that a huge number of today’s working designers were originally inspired to take up their profession with the intention of working on record sleeves every day! Unfortunately it doesn’t always work out like that but that doesn’t stop us dreaming.

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