1. NVA’s extraordinary public art performance Speed of Light, brought The Quays in Salford to life in March 2013.

    A centrepiece of the Edinburgh International Festival and recently staged in the docklands of Yokohama in Japan, the night-time work combines light, intentional movement and sound changing the way we perceive about a chosen environment.

    Hundreds of runners in specially commissioned LED light suits animated beautiful, choreographed patterns of light flowing through key parts of The Quays including canal banks, bridges and public spaces around The Lowry, the Imperial War Museum North, MediaCityUK and BBC North.

    Over 8,000 people from Greater Manchester and beyond came to witness abstract art written on the grandest scale: a work that can be simultaneously monumental and intimate.

    nvaspeedoflight.org.uk

  2. Me and Megan have both been on different placements during our NMP as well as being involved with the DNA quiz, which has meant some things were put on hold and more work during the evenings. I’m now concentrating on NMP while Megan has placement on wed/ thurs. Jo suggested that I team up with a second year for an extra pair of hands to help me out. Douglas, who came from Brazil to study here, has been really helpful and he’s learning on the job which is also a benefit to him. His first task was to photocopy and cut the Type Brief posters and put them around uni. 

    Last week Douglas discovered the process of screen printing and he helped me cut the paper to the right size, mix the paints, mark out the screen and swap over the tote bags- which had to be done quickly as the screen dries up quite quickly. I haven’t screen printed since first year and now I can see why as the process is time consuming and the results don’t always turn out as expected.

    The tote bags turned out really good but the prints on paper didn’t go so well. I think the reason was not putting enough paint down as I needed to cover a larger area and I don’t think the squeegee liked me.


    28 Apr
  3. > I Made a Test Page

    Today I’ve done a spot of coding for the holding page I mocked up yesterday for We Made a Show. I’m using site44.com to test out the page. It converts html, css files etc from Dropbox in to a working site with url anyone can view.

    I’ve also updated the page for the pub quiz with new images and taken of the eventbrite bit


  4. 28 Apr
  5. Messing around creating the holding page for We Made a Show. It needs to go live asap because the web address has been bought and is on the We Made a Party posters around uni and I got us listed on typethatilike. The party logo will go to an online PDF, the pub quiz logo will click through to the DNA site. And I need to put the twitter link on there.
Just waiting to get the hosting sorted and get the holding page up. Then after hand-in I can start adding the images of work to the actual site. 
In case you missed it - for hand-in on the 10th May I need - 
2-5 images 580px wide or videos (must be uploaded to vimeo), a bio/description of around 40 words and links to portfolio sites/ twitter (3 max). These should be uploaded to dropbox. See facebook/ emails for log-in details.

    Messing around creating the holding page for We Made a Show. It needs to go live asap because the web address has been bought and is on the We Made a Party posters around uni and I got us listed on typethatilike. The party logo will go to an online PDF, the pub quiz logo will click through to the DNA site. And I need to put the twitter link on there.

    Just waiting to get the hosting sorted and get the holding page up. Then after hand-in I can start adding the images of work to the actual site.

    In case you missed it - for hand-in on the 10th May I need -

    2-5 images 580px wide or videos (must be uploaded to vimeo), a bio/description of around 40 words and links to portfolio sites/ twitter (3 max). These should be uploaded to dropbox. See facebook/ emails for log-in details.

  6. Gap are now were using my blog theme!
Google Analytics is great and I recommend it to anyone who wants a VERY detailed look at who visites their website/ blog. You can see everything from country to user screen width and also how they landed on your website…

    Gap are now were using my blog theme!

    Google Analytics is great and I recommend it to anyone who wants a VERY detailed look at who visites their website/ blog. You can see everything from country to user screen width and also how they landed on your website…

    (Source: quitebig)

  7. As part of my WIAW placement I was asked to create a 200cm x 80cm roll banner for an event. It was the first time I’d designed anything to be printed that big and it was hard to judge text size an position of images in relation to viewers eye level. Overall I’m really happy with the result. It’s hard to find a balance between shouting for sales and the classic minimal style of the brand.

    rachelosullivanprocon3:

    George and I volunteered at the ‘speed of light’ event. It was an artistic performance that had hundred of runners dressed in light suits, lighting up media city and the Quays.
    It looked amazing and I was glad to be a part of it. We were audience guides, ensuring that everyone stayed out the way of the runners and told them which parts of the Quays were the best places to see the performances.
    It was absolutely freezing with bitter cold wind and snow but we ploughed through and it was a great few nights work! Everyone I met was really nice and everyone was really appreciative of our input. We got a certificate and a goody bag woop!

    If you have the opportunity to attend this in the future you should definitely see it, it’s amazing!

    If you missed it, watch this Blue Peter episode which was filmed on the night we couldn’t volunteer because of the pub quiz event http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/bigscreen/tv/episode/b01rs200/

    A little competition I entered over easter on twitter. With a simple retweet I won some easter goodies from Creative Spark. I’ve also entered some Instagram pictures to the madhouse competition. Chosen images of Manchesters Architecture will feature in a mini exhibition. 


    04 Apr

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GEORGE DUNKLEY

BA (Hons) Graphic Design
University of Salford
Graduated 2013
First class honours
YCN Winner 2012/13
Currently Saving the World from Boring Baby Stuff at Cosatto

I'm a 22 year old tumblr addict from Bury, UK. This is a personal blog of things I've done during my 3 years at university (and then some).

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