Celebrating the culture and history
In 2020, 1st year students currently studying BTEC Graphic Design at Stafford College were challenged to create posters that celebrate the culture and history of Stafford using traditional block printing techniques. The course curriculum is lead by David Holcroft, who spent 12 years as a lecturer in Graphic Design at Salford City College before taking over the role at Stafford College in 2018.
Regarding how the project, David Holcroft said:
They have really enjoyed exploring their local area and discovering Stafford’s rich heritage in order to create a set of letterpress style posters, produced using Adobe Illustrator and the college’s screen printing facilities.
Our plan going forward is to use the artwork in a local exhibition and perhaps even create a limited runoff prints that we could sell or donate in order to raise money for charity.
This is just one of the many exciting projects we run on the Graphic Design course and we’re currently recruiting for our next cohort to start in September 2021 if there are any budding creatives out there who fancy a career in the creative industries.
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