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01 Apr 2019

Graphic design student showcases ‘Courtship Ritual’ at the G.F. Smith Show Space

Tania Pereira, a second year student on Ravensbourne’s BA (Hons) Graphic Design course was invited to exhibit her work at G.F. Smith Show Space in central London until Monday 22 April.

Ravensbourne have been collaborating with G.F. Smith as part of their ‘I-m-print! I’m-press!’ unit, seeing second year students respond to a live brief set by the leading paper manufacturer, as well as Baddeley Brothers and FoilCo. The unit encouraged student to celebrate print production and materiality, with a panel of experts judging the submissions before choosing a winner to have their work displayed.

Tania was selected for her ‘Courtship Ritual’ project, inspired by Waldo Nell’s magnified photographs of peacock feathers. Her design uses gold foil and layered ‘Colourplan’ paper, to demonstrate the complexity that can be achieved by repeating simple patterns.

Commenting, Tania said: “In the same way that one simple peacock feather is repeated and layered several times to open up so beautifully, my design uses layering and repetition of a simple shape to show how complex one shape can become. I’m really thankful to Ravensbourne for offering this elective as it helped me find my path and decide what type of design work I want to do for the rest of my career. Collaborating with Baddeley Brothers, G.F Smith and FoilCo has been an amazing experience and I can’t thank my teachers Maaike, Julie and Amandine enough for helping me during this journey.”

The judging panel added: “Tania’s ideas have clearly been tested and developed from the very start, resulting in a visually exciting and well thought through design.

G.F Smith’s exhibition space opened in 2016, providing a multifunctional gallery to celebrate the company’s products and history. Over 8,000 of the paper manufacturers clients have visited, including representatives from Apple, the BBC, Creative Review, Chelsea F.C and Burberry. You can see Tania’s exhibition until Monday 22 April at 27-28 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8DH.

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