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Morning all! Friday the 17nth of January 2014 and a team of 2nd and 3rd year Graphic Design students have been given an exciting new brief; the production of the 3rd edition of “N54°”, a limited edition graphic design magazine. They’re equipped with inspirational books, computers, pens, scalpels, scanners and printing cards aplenty. Now they have numerous things to consider. Should they redesign the logo? What tone of voice is appropriate? What is the main concept? What about grids, colour, typography and imagery?

But there is no time for hesitation. The issue must be organised, designed and produced by 16:00 this afternoon. So it begins!

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Lectuer gives paper at Inventing futures conference in Arnhem, NL: Post from Perform@tees


Together with choreographer/researcher Kristine Sommerlade, Heike has been invited to present a paper/workshop with the title, The influence of the ‘collective mythology’ of dance on the future of dance artists and practices’ at the Inventing Futures: Artistic Research with/in Educational Institutions conference, at Artez in Arnhem, Holland, in December.

The conference brings together artists and researchers to extend the discussion on artistic research to the inter/national field and is an initiative of the ArtEZ Master of Choreography and Bertha Bermudez / ICKamsterdam, with the support of the ArtEZ Professorship Theory in Art.

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The Book That Can’t Wait: Post from Tees bit on the side


Argentinian independent publishing house Eterna Cadencia have created a new format of book production to combat the problem of people just never getting around to reading their purchases. Printed in disappearing ink, the book gives the reader just two months to finish the publication. We just need a copy!

You can watch the video here

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Stockton Wrestling Club Takes It To The Mat

Wrestling is one of the oldest sports in the history of mankind.

However, it suffered a huge blow in early 2013 when the International Olympics Committee decided to drop the sport for the 2016 games in Rio.

On September 8th 2013, hope was restored for wrestling when it was announced that it would be reinstated for the 2020 and 2024 Olympic games.

This year has proved to have a major affect on amateur wrestling clubs like Stockton Wrestling Club.

I went to the club to find out about how much of an affect the decisions by the IOC has had on up-and-coming wrestlers in the North East and Head Coach Dave Sudron who refereed in the 2012 games in London.


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‘Ketchup’ with Tom : Post from Tees Made

Product Design Alumni , Tom Crisp, will be returning to Teesside on January 28th to give a talk about his career so far, working with some of the world’s best design consultancies, and to spend time in the studios with the product design students.

After graduating in 2004 Tom moved to Portland, Oregon to work for for international design consultancy ‘Ziba Design’ at their HQ and, for a short while, at their office in Germany. After 6 years he moved to San Francisco and spent a year and a half at ‘New Deal Design’ working alongside world renowned designer Gadi Amit. After that he was offered the opportunity to start a design studio in San Francisco for the Irish company ‘Design Partners’. They are now in their second full year of running the studio, getting it established and growing the team.

Tom has worked on: Many of the Wacom tablets and screens, the Fitbit products, the new Heinz Ketchup bottles, high-profile laptops, design strategy programs, in-depth research and conceptual projects. His clients have included: Heinz, Fitbit, Wacom, Citibank, Intel, Dell, Logitech, Procter & Gamble, SC Johnson and Samsung.Newly_Redesigned_HeinzKetchup_Bottles51Lbf6K3AkL notebook stacktc1 wacomintuos4medium

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Take a seat: Date for the diary : Post from Tees Made

Product Design graduate Jonathan Prestwich will be visiting the University on February 28th to give a talk about his very successful career as a freelance furniture designer and consultant.

Jonathan graduated from Teesside in 1995 and for 2 years worked as a junior designer for a consultancy in Boston Massachusetts.  From there he worked in France for 6 years as a design manager for Burkhard Vogtherr, a successful German designer, which gave him the experience and contacts needed to set up on his own.

Since then he has produced designs for many well known international furniture companies including Arco (Netherlands), Arflex (Italy), Davis (USA), KlÖber (Germany) and Modus (UK).

If you would like to book a place at Jonathan’s talk you can contact me via email: M.A.@tees.ac.uk

Body chair, Davis Furniture (USA) frame lounge, Arco Muebel (NL) Web Tec, Davis Furniture (USA) OS Lounge Chair by Jonathan Prestwich OS_wallpaper

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Diamond in the Rough: Post from Tees bit on the side

Our very own top diamond geezer, Marcus, is exhibiting work in the Constantine Gallery – up now until 21 January. ‘Retrace’ explores facets of recurring themes in recent work plus an archive of sketchbook work and publications. It’s a gem!IMG_7245-x IMG_4563-y IMG_6850-Z

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