From Analogue to Digital
and back: re-imagine technologies.

Work it! is a series of experimental workshops led by graduating graphic design students, during Degree Show 2, Central Saint Martins

︎workshop: Work*it!

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The workshops were based on a specific timeline and made use of the same materials from start to finish.

What can you create from the scrap papers and works of students and all the left outs from the preparation for the degree show?

Could it be a distorted printed collage, a no-glue book-bonded publication, an in situ stop motion and type drawing, maybe knitted with a hacked electroknit machine?

We experimented with office supply materials and a printer, as this was directly linked to that year’s Graphic Design Department’s Degree Show identity. Cut, copy, scan, delete, distort, recopy, add, substitute, magnify, minimize: print.

The outcomes of each workshop were hung on a pegboard, ad were used as a raw material in the following one.

We as designers have the power to make any tool a design tool, so what could we come up with to make these office tools go beyond their potential?

The Workshops!

Scan it!

[led by ︎Marta Zenca and ︎Sterling Chang]

How to make art in the office?  How to make the office into art? How to make art into office? office into art? How to make art into office? or make the office into art?
How to office make art office How to make art in the office?


Wreck It!

[by ︎Etta Voorsanger-Brill and ︎Elizabeth Critchlow]

This workshop is a playful exploration of the big, the bad, and the ugly of graphic design. Ignoring simple typographical rules, participants will use and abuse technology to produce experimental typographical prints. The work produced is encouraged to be brigh, extravagant and illegible.

Stop It!

[led by ︎Chalisa Green Visudharomn]
Write a storyline/draw out a storyboard
Start taking a sequence of images by moving things around after each shot
Have fun! Experiment! There is no right or wrong outcome

Bind It!

[led by ︎Jackie Zee and ︎Ashley Gan]

What does it mean ‘to operate like a book’?
“Opening up and presenting a sequence of or potential sequence of images, words, or ideas.” -Esther K Smith
An experimental workshop exploring the design and structure of books.

Weave it!

[led by ︎Jasmine Leung, ︎Ellen Jonsson and myself]

Weaving&knitting type.
Image making through paper weaving and experimenting with layering and negative space..The grid is nothing but a sequence of negative and positive space, zeros and ones.In this workshop we are going to hand weave left outs of previous workshops taking inspiration from some of the outcomes and then experiment with a vintage electro-knitting machine to make abstract patterns out of them and knit the final piece.
Let’s turn this object from 2d to 3d and back again, mixing digital and analogue technologies, design and craft. Join the Hybrid.