Great Graphics Bake-off

This is how we declare Christmas has started in BA Graphics – the Great Graphics Bake-off!

The annual Christmas event is used as a fund raiser and a way for  our students to show off their baking prowess. An amazing array of entries from BAGCers, from vegan chocolate and a huge traditional victoria sponge, to cookies, brownies and some incredible ‘jaffa-cakes’ cakes.

The judging panel was headed by the School’s Dean, Olwen Moseley, who announced the winners of the ‘best typographic’ and ‘showstopper’ prizes.

Showstopper winners: Katherine Crean, Emily Lawrie, Amber Lloyd and Abbie-Louise Small
Best Typographic bake winners:  Katherine Crean and Emily Lawrie
Best traditional bake winner: Sam Ashton

Congratulations and thanks to all those took the time to bake!

 

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A guided tour of Cardiff for our new BAGCers!

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Our new BA Graphic Communication students (guided by lecturers David and Ian) took a trip around the sights and sounds of Cardiff City Centre and Cardiff Bay, helping orientate some of our new arrivals to what the City has to offer. A good time was had by all!

Ice breaking – by breaking eggs

On their first day on the course, BAGCers were split into group to devise a contraption that could hold an egg safely when dropped from height.  Through a process of elimination (increasingly higher heights and more throwing than dropping) one team were victorious, their egg remaining perfectly intact, no matter how hard Theo threw it down the stairs!

BAGC nominees attend Penguin student design awards

BAGCers Joel and Charlotte were both nominated for the Penguin Student Design Awards so they headed to London with lecturers David and Ian for the award ceremony.

Drinks flowed and canapes were consumed in the glorious sunshine, and a great time was had by all.

Big congratulations to Joel on being awarded 3rd place for his book cover design for ‘In Cold Blood’.

Graphic Communication students face-to-face with commercial print

Level 4 and 5 students enjoyed a visit to Zenith Media‘s print factory in Pontypool today.

The trip afforded a fascinating insight into the world of commercial print. On one site, Zenith have Lithography and digital printing as well as print finishing techniques including perfect binding, saddle stitching, laminating, embossing spot varnishing and foil blocking.

Many thanks to Zenith Sales Executive, Alun Philips, who led the visit, providing guidance and insight on the printing processes encountered during the tour.