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New talent 2017: Best graduates from London's top colleges

Catherine Searle

  • University: Ravensbourne
  • Course: BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • Project: The Upbeat Project

After reading a report that claimed over 80 per cent of young people in London often or always feel alone, Catherine Searle devised The Upbeat Project, a charity created by students for students to engage and connect people.

“The work tackles the issue of chronic loneliness in a bold, spirited manner, with a vibrant, diverse set of illustrations printed on risograph,” explains Searle. “I’m pleased to have touched a subject that’s had an adverse effect on many of my peers in London.”

Medeea Lascar

  • University: Ravensbourne
  • Course: BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • Project: Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue is a campaign to raise awareness of the Horniman Museum’s exhibit: Photographs of British Algae – Cyanotype Impressions, a 1843 book by Anna Atkins. Using a Riso printer to replicate the vivid blue of the original cyanotypes, Lascar created a series of posters and leaflets that can be torn into individual postcards.

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