• art & design

    Visiting The 2018 DJCAD Degree Show

    A few weeks ago I took a trip up to Dundee to visit the Duncan of Jordanstone degree show. This is an event put on by the art school every year which showcases the work of fourth-year students. I’ve been to the DJCAD Degree Show a number of times in recent years and I’m always really impressed by the work on display. I could quite easily have spent an entire day at the show, unfortunately, I didn’t plan in advance and only had two hours for a very quick visit. GRAPHIC DESIGN @ DJCAD DEGREE SHOW Some may think I’m strange for saying this, considering I’m a graphic design student.…

  • stationery

    My Favourite Notebook | Leuchtturm1917 Review

    It’s been a little while since I reviewed the lined Leuchtturm 1917 notebook so I thought I would do an updated version as the dot grid Leuchtturm has been my constant companion over the last 6 months and (I think) is now my official favourite notebook. The Leuchtturm 1917 is a hardback notebook and around A5 size. As I’ve mentioned before Leuchtturm, Rhodia and Moleskine all sell an A5 size notebook but they all still manage to be slightly different too. Inside you have 250 numbered pages with dot grid paper. There is also an index at the front so you can mark important pages. When I originally chose this…

  • planners

    MUJI 2017-18 Planner Review

    I feel like I’m constantly jumping from one planner to another. The type of planner I use depends on my needs, and just now I need a planner which helps stay organised with school. I tried out the Study Planner from Paperchase which didn’t turn out too well. But a little while ago I ordered a planner from Muji, this was originally going to be a blog planner but I’ve since changed to using it as an academic planner. MUJI 2017-18 PLANNER I admit I’m quite picky when it comes to planners. As much as I love the look of something like the Happy Planner, or the Erin Condren, I…

  • planners

    Paperchase Study Planner Review

    I am now in the second year of my graphic design course which means I need a planner that works for my needs. I’ve used many planners but none have been quite right. Recently I came across the Study Planner which is part of Paperchases’ back to school range and I thought it would be great if I could keep my academic work separate from everything else. However this planner turned out to not be as useful as I had originally thought. PAPERCHASE STUDY PLANNER The study planner is a ring bound planner, its slightly larger than A5 size and has plastic front and back covers. This is great for…

  • art & design

    4 Advantages of Going To Art School

    I’ve come across a number of people on the internet say that art school isn’t worth the price, that what you learn can be done on your own. Since I’m in my third year of doing an art course, specifically graphic design, I thought I would share some of the advantages of going to art school. The lecturers: This really depends on which school or university you go to but chances are your lecturers are going to be people working in that field. Wether it be illustrators, graphic designers or other artists. They could be people who teach part-time and work on their own projects part-time. Or people who have…